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Autotrader Find: 1986 Rolls-Royce Limo

If you’re looking for a car that’s big on luxury and is also just plain big, then you’ll like today’s Autotrader Find. For your consideration, we have a 1986 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur limousine for sale at Classic Motor Inc. in Van Nuys, CA. Rolls-Royce and limousines are both highly synonymous with automotive luxury. When you combine the two, you get a level of opulence that is unmatched…at least by 1986 standards.

The Height of 1980s Luxury

Luckily, the description in this listing gives the car some background. This Silver Spur limo was built by DaBryan Coach Builders. Its original owner was the owner of Terry York Rolls-Royce in Encino, CA. Naturally, it was chauffeur-driven so the owner of the car and the Rolls-Royce dealership could relish in luxury in the back.

Not surprisingly, this Rolls limo is supremely well-appointed. The back has four seats facing each other with the passengers having plenty of room to stretch their legs. There’s a minibar complete with glasses and decanters, plenty of wood trim, lambswool floor mats, a small TV, a VCR, a stereo with a tape deck, and no shortage of lighters and ashtrays. If you want the full limo experience, it does have a sunroof that you can use to stand up through, but we don’t recommend doing that while the car is moving.

Things are plenty comfortable in front for the chauffeur as well. You get plush leather seats similar to the ones in back, more acreage of wood trim, a digital clock and digital thermometer, and cruise control for long highway trips ferrying your passengers around in comfort. If the driver really doesn’t want to interact with the passengers, or vice-versa, there is a power glass divider and a power solid wood divider between them.

Iconic Engine

This limo is powered by a 6.75-liter “L410” V8 engine linked to a GM three-speed automatic transmission. Interestingly, the Rolls-Royce/Bentley V8 in this car has one of the longest production runs of any engine in history. The 6.75-liter iteration began production in 1968 and is still available today in the 2020 Bentley Mulsanne more than a half-century later. In its current form, the engine supposedly takes about 30 hours to build.

The listing claims this is a one-owner car and the odometer confirms that it has just under 40,000 miles on the clock. That makes this a pretty well-preserved time capsule of 1980s automotive grandeur. The asking price of $42,880 makes it more expensive than many new, entry-level luxury cars. However, it’s also a lot more affordable than any new Rolls-Royce. Whether you actually have some use for a limo or you just want to drive something a little different, this is a pretty classy way to get around. Just make sure you have enough room to park it. Find a Rolls-Royce Silver Spur for sale

Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt is an author specializing in Oversteer content, new car reviews, and finding the best car, truck, and SUV deals each month. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Eric can often be found exploring the north woods on his 1983 Honda Gold Wing when the weather allows it. Father of four, husband of one, and unapologetic minivan enthusiast. Eric mastered driving stick by having a 3-cylinder Chevy... Read More about Eric Brandt

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