Rolls Royce Flying Spur
– Rolls-Royce. Not for the likes of you. –
1995. The year that Starbucks introduced the Frappuccino, that the price of a New York Times Sunday edition went from 2 to 2.50 dollars and the year that Rolls-Royce decided to produce something unique again. So unique, in fact, that they decided to produce only 134. The Flying Spur. A luxury car that absolutely did not want to participate in the rat race of speed, but distinguished itself by the excessive luxury feeling. Yet Rolls also noticed that the lion’s share of the customers at the time opted for the Bentley Turbo R. Why? It had a little more power than “adequate”. Thereupon it was decided to borrow the entire under-train and drivetrain from its Bentley sister.
End result? The world’s first blown Rolls with more torque than the Aston Martin Vantage or the McLaren F1! Eat my dust, Charles.
Of the final 134 units, only 42 were built with the steering wheel on the right. Of the 42 pieces, this is number 23. And number 23 had a special mission; She was not driven in, but properly sailed in. After production in Crewe, she was immediately driven onto a boat, to be used as a show model in Hong Kong to ensure the pinnacle of British Aristocracy. This was of course accompanied by extra quality control and no options. After more than a year of imposing capitalism in the free state of China, she was sold in June 1995 to the first owner in Cheltemham, England.
The gentleman was such an enthusiast that he drove her for 20 years. Or rather, preserved. All receipts, all invoices, all documentation and even all fuel bills (!), are present from new. In addition, she has had a full check by the Rolls Royce Enthusiast club; She has passed with flag and spirit of Ecstasy. The Red Pearl and Sandstone Beige are something else than gray, black or green. We would know. See you soon?
At 60 miles an hour the loudest noise in this new Rolls-Royce comes from the electric clock. –I'm interested in this object