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Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
1996 - 2000



Number manufactured

My own counting: 802
Some other sources: 507.

First and last chassis number

First chassis number: SCAZN02C1TCX57001 (1996).
Last chassis number: SCAZN21E6YCX66587 (2000).

Dimensions, kerb weight, performance

The same specifications as the Rolls-Royce Silver Spur III, with the exception of the acceleration and the top speed.

Length
width
height

537 cm; 538 cm at American cars
189 cm, 201 cm with mirrors
148 cm

Wheel base

316 cm

Turning circle

13.4 m

Kerb weight

2470 kg

Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h

8.1 seconds

Top speed

140 mph, 225 km/h

Characteristics and peculiarities

Backgrounds of this model
- The Silver Spur is the successor of the Silver Spur III.
- The model is known as the 'New Silver Spur. Due to marketing decisions the cars didn't get a series IV designation because the suffix IV was found to be inappropriate in respect of some Far Eastern countries where it is a symbol of death.
- Since the sales of the Silver Seraph fell short of expectations on the North American market, Rolls-Royce decided to build a number of Silver Spurs especially for this market, as long as the stock of parts would allow the manufacturing of complete cars. Not all parts were available until the last car. Therefore the specifications of certain cars from model year 1999 can differ from other copies of that model year.

Original characteristics
- The radiator height being reduced by 2 inches.
- Adoption of an integrated front bumper and air dam design, together with wrap around bumpers. Also an integrated rear bumper design.
- The Flying Lady reduced in size by around 20 percent.
- Rubberised stone chip protection applied to wheelarches and sills, painted in the car's body colour.
- New window-mounted external mirrors fitted at the expense of the front quarterlights.
- New distinctively designed 16 inch wheels with silver painted finish to hub caps.
- An identification plate "SILVER SPUR".
- White wall tyres.
- A new Zytek electronic fuel injection management system.
- The spare wheel within the well of the boot.
- New facia and centre console with many detail alterations.
- Electrical adjustment of the steering wheel. Automatical lift of the steering wheel to aid entry and exit to and from the driver's seat.
- Redesigned seats with vertical fluting.
- Renewed in-car entertainment system.

Model year 1997
- A 300 bhp light-pressure turbocharged engine becomes standard.
- The Silver Spur (and Silver Dawn) could optionally be provided with ETAS, the Electronic Traction Assistance System.
- Rear seat heaters standard (Silver Dawn optional).
- Twin cupholders on the front centre console.
- New range of paint colours.

Model year 1998
- Body coloured bumper centres and overriders with bright finishers.
- Blue lettering for the model badge.
- Choice of two 'commissioning' themes 'cool' and 'warm'. 'Cool' ambiance is based on Silverstone and Light Grey hide. 'Warm' ambiance is based on Sand and Pebble hide. Hide-covered steering wheel rims can be finished in hide colours.

Production and chassis numbers

Identification of the model in the chassis number
The chassis number of a Silver Spur has:
- the letter A on the third position
- the letter N on the fifth position
- a number between 57001 and 58503 (model year 1996)
- a number between 59006 and 60322 (model year 1997)
- a number between 66001 and 66498 (model year 1998)
- a number between 66501 and 66585 (model year 1999)
- number 66587 (model year 2000).

Further details about the production and the chassis numbers
- In 1996 and 1997 the numbers of the following models are mixed within the same series of numbers: Silver Spirit, Silver Spur, Silver Dawn, Bentley Turbo R, Bentley Turbo R LWB, Bentley Brooklands, Bentley Brooklands LWB.
- In 1998 the numbers of the following models are mixed within the same series of numbers: Silver Spirit, Silver Spur, Silver Dawn, Bentley Turbo RT, Bentley Turbo RT SWB, Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner, Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner SWB, Bentley Brooklands R, Bentley Brooklands R LWB. Besides that the Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner has a number series of its own.
- In 1999 the numbers of the following models are mixed within the same series of numbers: Silver Spirit, Silver Spur, Bentley Turbo RT, Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner, Bentley Brooklands R LWB.

Series of numbers and unused numbers
- The numbers 58294 - 58500 within model year 1996 have not been used.
- The numbers 58505 - 59000 between the model years 1996 and 1997 have not been used.
- The numbers 66434 - 66471 and 66473 - 66496 within model year 1998 have not been used.
- The numbers 66499 and 66500 between the model years 1998 and 1999 have not been used.

Numbers LHD / RHD

Left-hand drive

Right-hand drive

Model year

Number

% (p yr)

Number

% (p yr)

Total

1996

250

69%

110

31%

360

1997

197

70%

84

30%

281

1998

59

69%

26

31%

85

1999

74

99%

1

1%

75

2000

1

100%

0

0%

1

Total

581

72%

221

28%

802

Some chassis numbers

Model years 1996 until 1998 are not listed below.

Model year 1999
SCAZN19E7XCX66501
SCAZN19E9XCX66502
SCAZN19E0XCX66503
SCAZN19E2XCX66504
SCAZN19E4XCX66505
SCAZN19E6XCX66506
SCAZN19E8XCX66507
SCAZN19EXXCX66508
SCAZN19E1XCX66509
SCAZN19E1XCX66512
SCAZN19E3XCX66513
SCAZN19E5XCX66514
SCAZN19E7XCX66515
SCAZN19E0XCX66517
SCAZN19E2XCX66518
SCAZN19E4XCX66519
SCAZN19E0XCX66520
SCAZN19E2XCX66521
SCAZN19E4XCX66522
SCAZN19E6XCX66523
SCAZN19E8XCX66524
SCAZN19EXXCX66525
SCAZN19E1XCX66526
SCAZN19E3XCX66527
SCAZN19E5XCX66528
SCAZN19E7XCX66529
SCAZN19E3XCX66530
SCAZN19E5XCX66531
SCAZN19E7XCX66532
SCAZN19E9XCX66533
SCAZN19E0XCX66534
SCAZN19E2XCX66535
SCAZN19E4XCX66536
SCAZN19E6XCX66537
SCAZN19E8XCX66538
SCAZN19EXXCX66539
SCAZN19E6XCX66540
SCAZN19E8XCX66541
SCAZN19EXXCX66542

SCAZN19E3XCX66544
SCAZN19E5XCX66545
SCAZN19E7XCX66546
SCAZN19E9XCX66547
SCAZN19E0XCX66548
SCAZN19E2XCX66549
SCAZN19E9XCX66550
SCAZN19E0XCX66551
SCAZN19E2XCX66552
SCAZN19E4XCX66553
SCAZN19E6XCX66554
SCAZN19E8XCX66555
SCAZN19E1XCX66557
SCAZN19E3XCX66558
SCAZN19E5XCX66559
SCAZN19E1XCX66560
SCAZN19E3XCX66561
SCAZN19E5XCX66562
SCAZN19E9XCX66564
SCAZN19E0XCX66565
SCAZN19E2XCX66566
SCAZN19E4XCX66567
SCAZN19E6XCX66568
SCAZN19E8XCX66569
SCAZN19E4XCX66570
SCAZN19E6XCX66571
SCAZN19E8XCX66572
SCAZN19EXXCX66573
SCAZN19E1XCX66574
SCAZN19E3XCX66575
SCAZN19E5XCX66576
SCAZN19E7XCX66577
SCAZN19E9XCX66578
SCAZN19E0XCX66579
SCAZN19E7XCX66580
SCAZN15E5XCH66585

Model year 2000
SCAZN21E6YCX66587





Rolls-Royce Silver Spur, model year 1996, press photos (above)
Rolls-Royce Silver Spur, model year 1997, press photo (below).




Rolls-Royce Silver Spur, model year 1998, press photos (below).









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