Is The 1996 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Still A Great Limo To This Day?

While the Silver Spur used to cost around $180,000 back when it first came out (roughly $300k now), you can get one today for the price of a well-equipped non-premium midsize sedan.

The question is, should you? Morally speaking, the Silver Spur used to be what the Phantom is today, RR’s ultimate interpretation of luxury on wheels at the time. During the course of this video, you’ll see YouTuber Doug DeMuro actually argue in favor of owning this 21 year old luxury car.

First things first, inside the Silver Spur it’s a total wood-fest. But this being an old British car, that’s hardly a surprise.

There are a few quirks to note, but overall quality is obviously not bad. Plus, you’ve got a dedicated button that measures the oil level for you just so you won’t have to get your hands dirty.

So what about the driving aspect? According to DeMuro, the Silver Spur is incredibly quiet, “unbelievably smooth” and glides over every surface just as a top of the line luxury car should.

In the end, chances are that people who own these cars also get to enjoy their plush ride on a regular basis, which is what it’s all about with a Rolls-Royce. Of course, once those repair bills start rolling in (no pun intended), the previously mentioned well-equipped non-premium midsize sedan will probably start looking pretty good to you.


  • Alex

    You are subscribing to this man?

  • Six_Tymes

    how many times did he lean on the trunk, was it 5? I love this car, it sure is in fantastic condition. good ending on the video.

    • Miknik

      Plus it shows that “old luxury”, meaning hand crafted materials in timeless shape still look amazing after 20 years, Not so sure about the electric gizmos that define luxury< nowadays, in 20 years they might seem less impressive when every Chinese econobox will far outdo those on a gizmo scale….

  • Alex

    Doug, I have a Ford T. Is still a great car? Can I beat the Dodge Demon?

  • Bash

    Sure it does!!!, even a 20yrs old MB S class still got the WOW factor. but the real question is how to get a best bargain? sure you should expect the high maintenance prices sooner or later even if you find a well maintained one. this car is amazing

    • donald seymour

      Bash, so true. THE 1990 S-Class is so elegant. It defined what luxury was and is.

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