That's stunning, gorgeous, a beautiful car with one of the most sexy looking shapes I have ever seen on a modern sedan. Driving one of those will give you the feel of being inside a British gentleman's club with all that rich wood and leather cosseting you. Plus, the Turbo R REALLY hauls ass.
Not the car to get though if you are looking for reliability or to be able to run on a budget.
A close friend of mine bought a 1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spur in the same color as that one you are looking at. He's had it for about a year now. (The previous owner was in San Francisco, and literally abandoned it to the repair shop after it racked up over $13,000 in repair bills The shop then sorted out all the various problems, and sold it to my friend as a lien car)
After about a year and a half, my friend is having second thoughts, as the car is now starting to bite HIM in the ass really hard,frequent and expensive trips to the shop.
You would love driving it, for sure, it's quick, will cosset you like royalty, and it's beautiful.
To sum up from Quentin Willson's picks, let's say this:
FOR: Huge Image, Huge fun, Huge pedigree, huge presence, breeding, politically incorrect
AGAINST: Huge thirst, huge bills, lots of woof-woofs, bit of a barge on corners, envy factor
GENERALLY: Service history a must, don't buy without. Dark colors flatter.
Rust resistant body and long lived engine will outlast most owners. Medaeval mechanicals, so not hopelessly tragic to run if you bypass the white glove dealer service system Quality mileage and provenance are all, shrewd selection is all important, be very anal and fussy
AVOID: Anything without history, signs of odometer clocking, engine damage, cam ticking, power steering leaks, bad shocks, pitted chrome, warped brake rotors, blue smoke, vandal scratches, creased leather, rotten wheel arches, baggy high milers, ruined interiors, shabby timber, bad electric seat and window motors.
Good luck to you with whatever you decide!!
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Last edited by cascade; 07-22-2007 at 01:18 PM.