Spotted in China: Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

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An extremely beautiful Rolls-Royce Silver Spur, seen in a very spooky building in the center in Beijing Tuning Street in the capital Beijing. The Roller was parked in a giant hall, flanked on each side by a speedboat on a trailer. The building was otherwise empty.

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The Silver Spur was in perfect condition. Painted in brown gold with loads of still-shiny chrome. The Rolls-Royce Silver Spur is the long-wheelbase version of the Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit, both cars were produced from 1980 until 1999. The vehicle on the photos is a MK1 which was made from 1980 until 1989. The Silver Spur & Silver Spirit were never officially exported to China and this is the first Spur we see in country, earlier on we met one Spirit in Shanghai.


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A rather lonely guard told me the building was completed a year ago, meant for tuning-shows and exhibitions but so far however none was ever held. The building looked very modern and surprisingly clean, good place for a speedy show. On top of the hall were two more floors with office space, which were completely empty too.


The MK-1 Silver Spur is powered by a 6.75 liter V8 with 275hp, mated to a GM-sourced 3-speed automatic gearbox. The Silver Spur is a giant of a car, size: 5380/1887/1486, wheelbase is 3162.


The guard on the left, wearing a police-style hat, as is the habit in China. No hook on the Roller so it can’t pull a boat. The guard didn’t know why the cars and boats were parked inside the hall, but he did know they all belonged to one very rich man.


And a lucky man that is! This Rolls-Royce is nothing less than an automobile monument. He should buy the whole hall, park the car in the middle, and have a permanent exhibition.


The Silver Spur.

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  1. I am pretty sure this was used by peninsula hotel in the ’90’s when it was still the palace hotel…. same color

  2. Im pretty sure Ive seen this old girl in Qingdao too, remember seeing the brown lady parked up covered in dust with a BJ plate.


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