Who says Rolls-Royces can’t be used as daily drivers? While most Rolls owners preserve their cars for special occasions, the previous owners of this particular 1999 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph drove it and drove it and drove it and drove it — to the point where it’s the highest-mileage Rolls currently listed for sale on Autotrader, with 157,000 miles from new.
Now, 157,000 miles may not seem like a lot for a 20-year-old car, but it’s an impressive amount for a Rolls-Royce for a few reasons. One is the fact that, indeed, many Rolls owners save their cars for special occasions and don’t use them daily. Then there’s the cost of ownership: these are expensive to fuel, expensive to maintain and expensive to repair when they break, with a small network of dealerships, few mechanics who are skilled with working on them, and pricey parts.
And yet, none of that was daunting to the prior owners of this car. Unfortunately, the VIN doesn’t appear in this ad, so we can’t see how many owners this Silver Seraph has had, or how the mileage has been added — but the exterior and interior pictures seem to be pretty representative of nice condition and a careful prior owner or owners. The Silver Seraph has always been a handsome, understated car, and it remains that way 20 years after it came out.
If you’re interested, this Silver Seraph is offered in Odessa, Florida, in the Tampa Bay Area, and it’s listed for $19,999, making it one of the least expensive Rolls-Royce models on Autotrader — all due to the mileage, no doubt.