2001 Rolls Royce Silver Seraph
Registration Number: Y147CGC
Chassis Number: H05425
Just 14,600 miles from new & simply pristine. This car was pusrchase din 2020 by one of our collector clients who only buys immaculate low mile Rolls Royce & Bentley cars. He then traded it to us against a 5000 mile Azure. A major service was performed in 2020 & agina we have serviced in December of 2022 so it is bang up to date.
Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1998, the Silver Seraph replaced the Silver Spur. All Seraphs were hand-built at the Rolls-Royce factory in Crewe, England, which stopped making Rolls-Royce models in 2002 but continued with Bentley. The car had a base price of £155,175 in the UK and was powered by a 5.4 litre, aluminium alloy, BMW V12 engine making it the first twelve-cylinder Rolls-Royce since the 1939 Phantom III.
Standard electronics included digital engine management, adaptive ride control and anti-lock brakes and, aside from the radiator grille, badges and wheels, the Rolls-Royce was externally identical to the contemporary Bentley Arnage sharing both its platform and bodyshell. Inside, the Silver Seraph and the Bentley Arnage were similar but quite distinct from one another. In the Seraph, the gear selector was column-mounted and the gauges followed a traditional Rolls-Royce layout (for example, there was no tachometer). In both cars, the seats and dashboard were upholstered in Connolly leather with dashboard trim and folding picnic trays for rear passengers and glossy burr walnut veneer.
The previous owner has had it maintained and serviced by Bentley Knutsford, main agents, with the last service being just a2000 miles ago in July 2020. The super-low mileage is very well documented throughout the history file including old MoT test certificates and many servicing and maintenance receipts. It has been used sparingly, covering just 6,000 miles in the last 14 years. This magnificent example, shown in Silver Tempest paintwork with French navy coachlines and an Oatmeal Hide interior with French navy accents, has had a very pampered life and is consequently presented in remarkable condition, still including both Rolls-Royce umbrellas and navy lambswool over rugs.
Having been chosen by the former owner for its elegant specification, pristine condition and very low mileage, this must surely be one of the very best remaining examples of what is already a rare and very special car. This Silver Seraph represents everything that gave Rolls-Royce its worldwide reputation for refined luxury, elegance and sophistication.
In effect this is like a brand new Rolls Royce being delivered 22 years late & wants for nothing. Be sure to see the the You Tube video prepared by Anthony James who sold it to our client in 2020.