1986 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
In 1980 a new range was introduced: the Silver Spur. Externally the car was entirely new, but retained most of the chassis platform of the Silver Shadow. The major exception was the rear end, which was modified to accept new rear suspension. This new system had been launched during 1979 on the Corniche and Camargue models.
Many of the changes behind the development of the new car were down to impending safety legislation. The Spirit of Ecstasy, for example, was no longer fixed to the grille, but designed to retract into the radiator shell upon impact. The Silver Spur used a Girling automatic hydraulic ride height control system along with gas-charged shock absorbers while keeping the high degree of ride quality and self-leveling suspension from the Silver Shadow.
The long-wheelbase version was called the Silver Spur. Four inches longer than the Spirit, it is identifiable by its extended rear windows and ever-flex roof.
Features the famous 6 3/4 Litre OHV V8 engine that is still used today in some modern Rolls and Bentley Models.