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1998 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph

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  • Mileage~80,100
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine5.4L
  • LocationTruro

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1998 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph

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Introduction

Jacob Boodrie
Professional Consigner

The Silver Seraph offers incredibly luxurious motoring, with its beautiful and bold sweeping lines, it's unmissable.

A worthy successor to the Silver Spirit, the Silver Seraph made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 1998. Beautiful styling, an opulent Connolly leather interior, Burl Walnut trim, and BMW’s highly capable M73 engine came together in a breathtakingly luxurious package. V12 power is delivered through a five-speed automatic gearbox, propelling this substantial car to a specified top speed of 140 MPH. Hand-built in the Rolls-Royce factory in Crewe, the Silver Seraph had a base price, when new, of just under £156,000.

The car has been well looked after, with plenty of bills showing diligent and careful ownership. It comes to market from ~6.5 years ownership where it has been serviced annually. This is a lovely example, finished in Royal Blue over a Magnolia leather interior, and it presents exceptionally well.

This listing was written from information supplied by Jacob after meeting Trevor the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

I've enjoyed ~33,000 miles in this beautiful saloon, time for someone else to experience it now.

Trevor purchased this lovely Royal Blue Silver Seraph in 2017 after wanting a Rolls-Royce for many years, since his purchase he has throughly enjoyed his ownership of the car.

He has recently purchased a Rolls-Royce Dawn a has decided that it's time for someone else to enjoy the car, just as he has enjoyed it. Please review the history and paperwork, and Trevor will be available to answer any of your questions on the car in the comments below.

Trevor
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Exterior

A truly luxurious carriage, finished in Royal Blue, this Seraph is certainly an eye-catcher.

Wheels and Tyres

The car comes equipped with 16-inch chrome wheels, they present in good, used condition. The RR centre caps are present, and the wheels are wrapped in Avon CR227 "white walled" tyres dated 2022.

The Avon tyres show a significant amount of tread remaining and no signs of cracking from our observations. We have provided exterior photos for you to examine the condition for yourself.

Bodywork

The bodywork of this Silver Seraph appears to be in great condition, with all the panel gaps around the car aligning very well. During our visit, we didn't spot any obvious dings or dents.

We have provided more detailed observations through our high-resolution images and videos. We encourage you to review all the media files for a comprehensive view of the car's condition and to assess it for yourselves.

Paint

The "Royal Blue" paint exhibits even coverage and consistent colour across each panel.

Once again, we've provided high-resolution images and videos of the car for you to evaluate the condition of the bodywork for yourselves.

Glass and Trim

The glass on this Rolls Royce example appears to be in great condition. During our visit, we didn't notice any chips, cracks, or discoloration. The window seals also appear to be in good condition and align with the overall state of the car.

Additionally, the chrome bumpers, door handles, trim and window surrounds are all in great condition.

Interior

Magnolia leather, burl walnut, and deep pile carpets make for a truly lavish interior.

Seats and Carpets

The magnolia leather seats have held their shape very well over the years, as you would expect with cherished ownership.

A similar story is told with the door cards and deep pile carpets. For a detailed view of the cabin, please take a look at the extensive media provided.

Dashboard

The dashboard is covered in burl walnut, and presents chrome trimmed instruments and digital display to the driver.

The dashboard in this Rolls-Royce shows no signs of any major damage or scuffs, and no warning lights are displayed. The odometer showed a reading of ~80,160 miles during our visit.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The burl walnut trim continues onto the steering wheel which also has a leather centre, and remains in great condition.

The automatic gear selector lever also looks in great condition. For a closer look, please check out the image gallery to see the detail.

Mechanics

The first 12-cylinder Rolls since the 1939 Phantom III, this V12 is a thing of beauty.

Engine and Gearbox

Equipped with the 5.4L V12 engine, the car benefits with a good amount of servicing over it's life. During our visit, we started the car from cold, and it performed admirably on the road; the engine pulled nicely, idled smoothly, and ran without any faults.

Trevor reports that the car starts from cold without any issues and drives well, with its automatic gearbox providing smooth power to the rear wheels. Be sure to check out the mechanical video to see the car starting from cold, driving around, and for a closer inspection underneath the Rolls Royce Silver Seraph and in the well-maintained engine bay.

Suspension and Brakes

The suspension appears to be in good condition, providing a luxuriously smooth journey on the sweeping Cornish roads.

During our short drive in the car, it exhibited handling characteristics typical of a full size luxury car from this era and came to a stop smoothly without any issues.

The Drive

Sit back and relax, as the drive offered by this Rolls is quite an experience—one that Trevor has thoroughly enjoyed during road trips around the UK.

The car fired up without any issues on the first try. On the road with Trevor, it felt tight and responsive, with ample power to tackle various driving conditions. We didn’t notice any unusual noises coming from the engine or suspension either.

Electrics and Other

While we didn’t test all the electronics during our visit, Trevor reports that to his knowledge, all of them are functional and operational. The car retains its original stereo unit, a centurion media unit in the rear along with a Sony Playstation 2 and screens for the rear passengers.

History and Paperwork

Coming to market from ~6.5 year ownership, serviced annually in that time, this extremely luxurious Silver Seraph is not one to miss.

The car is coming out of a ~6.5 year ownership with Trevor. The car has bags of originality, is unmodified and has been serviced 15 times with Rolls-Royce main dealers and specialists. The car comes in "Royal Blue" over "Magnolia" leather with burl walnut trim, and a lot of additional extras from factory. Take a look at this history and paperwork media to see the previous MOT reports, servicing and parts this Silver Seraph has received over its life.

Specification from factory: Body exterior: Convex door mirror, Mascot Alarm protection, polished exterior mirror cap, shade band to windscreen, sunder backlight glass-green, Sundym sidelight Glass, Towing Eyes.
Body interior: Anti-theft device, Bronze seatbelt webbing, Burr walnut veneer and inlay, Drivers airbag and active belts, Duchess straps to both rear seats, fan seat style, grab handles to both front seats, hazard warning triangle, passenger airbag release, passenger side airbag, rear quarter companion mirror, standard setback pockets on both seats, veneered picnic tables, waist rail veneer vertical surface.
Chassis: Painted wheels, standard valve caps, wheel finished in chrome plated, whitewall tyres.
Electrical: Cellular telephone, European lens marking, European side and tail lights, Headlamp type A, Radio frames, rear seat heated and lumbar support, tel. Provision to rear armrest, Temp Gauge in Degrees C.
Exterior: 314mm Front / 305 Rear brake discs, fan style hide door panels, rear quarter badges, sun visor clip in Beige, Multi CD/Radio.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
30.10.2023 MOT 79,810
05.06.2023 Service 76,400
08.12.2022 MOT 76,008
13.07.2022 Service 75,695
14.12.2021 MOT 74,135
16.06.2021 Service 71,941
11.01.2021 MOT 71,396
02.10.2020 Service 71,049
12.06.2019 Service + MOT 69,583
12.07.2018 Service + MOT 67,888
26.07.2017 MOT 65,610
26.01.2017 Service 64,825
26.08.2016 MOT 63,700
04.07.2015 MOT 61,572
18.07.2014 MOT 60,947
02.05.2013 MOT 60,476
22.11.2011 MOT 59,628
12.01.2011 MOT 57,833
21.01.2010 MOT 50,763
02.09.2010 Service (MD) 56,304
24.06.2008 MOT 39,486
05.06.2007 Service 26,195
29.05.2007 MOT 26,175
26.03.2007 MOT 25,384
27.10.2006 Service (MD) 23,570
21.03.2006 MOT 21,360
02.02.2006 Service (MD) 19,382
03.11.2004 Service (MD) 11,608
16.05.2003 Service (MD) 7,980
28.05.2002 Service (MD) 4,489
10.07.2000 Service (MD) 3,348
Key Details
  • ModelSilver Seraph
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Reg. Date01.08.1998
  • CC~5,379
  • Mileage~80,100
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourRoyal Blue
  • Interior ColourMagnolia/French Navy/Dark Blue
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #SCALA61E1XCH01396
  • Engine #60601642
  • Last Service02.10.2020
  • RestoredNo
  • Engine RebuildNo
  • MOTYes. Exp - 07.12.2024
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers9
  • Tyre TreadGood
  • Tyre BrandAvon
  • Tyre Age2022
  • Security SysYes
  • Master KeyYes
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~6.5 years
  • Key FeatureLovely condition
  • Auction ID1966






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13 Comments
Norfolk1968
Norfolk1968
11 days ago

Hi Trevor, is the silver lady retractable like on other models?

MikeWade
MikeWade
12 days ago

Hi Trevor, Just 2 questions:
Do you have 2 sets of keys (and working alarm fobs)?
And Is there anything at all that needs doing to make this an immaculate example (with no faults – no paint bubbles/chips/scratches, no stone chips or scratches to chrome/glass, no damage to woodwork (lifting lacquer etc). In other words Is there anything I’m going to be disappointed with if I win the auction?
Many thanks,
Mike

Norfolk1968
Norfolk1968
13 days ago

Hi Trevor, are you able to confirm the rear suspension isn’t sagging, or the spheres have been recently checked, as in one of the photos it looks lower than normal. Many thanks, Mark

PeteThePilot
PeteThePilot
14 days ago

Hi Trevor, is there a reserve on your lot? Thanks. Pete

simondmill
simondmill
15 days ago

Hi
Sorry just realised plate is visible on other videos. Looks good on MOT history but still looks low at back end to me?

Simon

simondmill
simondmill
15 days ago

Hi
Looking at the videos does look a bit low at the back, is there a suspension problem, or is it my imagination?
Before I bid more, unless it comes to me now, which I doubt, can you let me know the reg number so I can check the MOT history.

Thanks

Simon

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