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Rolls-Royce Silver Spur III
1994 - 1995



Number manufactured

My own counting: 465
Some other sources: 430.

First and last chassis number

First chassis number: SCAZN02D6RCX54001 (1994).
Last chassis number: SCAZN02C5SCX55749 (1995).

Dimensions, kerb weight, performance

The same specifications as the Rolls-Royce Silver Spur II, with the exception of the weight, the acceleration and the top speed.

Length
width
height

537 cm; 538 cm at American cars
189 cm, 201 cm with mirrors
148 cm

Wheel base

316 cm

Turning circle

13.4 m

Kerb weight

2470 kg

Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h

9.7 seconds

Top speed

133 mph, 214 km/h

Characteristics and peculiarities

Backgrounds of this model
- The Silver Spur III is the successor of the Silver Spur II.
- In the meantime Bentley followed a model line of their own.
- The Silver Spur III was considered to be the final production phase of the Silver Spur models. Later it would turn out that a fourth generation would be necessary to keep the sales on level until the launch of the successor, the Silver Seraph.

General characteristics
- Distinctive wheel trims with painted rings.
- American cars no longer required the separate rectangular sealed beam headlamp units.
- The Silver Spur III has two airbags standard. The passenger's airbag is fitted within a veneered panel directly ahead of the passenger seat. The glovebox is repositioned under the facia.
- An identification plate "SILVER SPUR III".
- Plastic engine cover.
- A transmission Shift Energy Management (SEM) for a smoother operation.
- New seats with additional lumbar and side support and head restraints.
- Illuminated picnic tables.

Production and chassis numbers

Identification of the model in the chassis number
The chassis number of a Silver Spur III has:
- the letter A on the third position
- the letter N on the fifth position
- a number between 54029 and 55749.

Further details about the production and the chassis numbers
- In 1994 the numbers of the following models are mixed within the same series of numbers: Silver Spirit III, Silver Spur III, Bentley Turbo R, Bentley Turbo R LWB, Bentley Brooklands, Bentley Brooklands LWB.
- In 1995 the numbers of the following models are mixed within the same series of numbers: Silver Spirit III, Silver Spur III, Silver Dawn, Flying Spur, Bentley Turbo R, Bentley Turbo R LWB, Bentley Brooklands, Bentley Brooklands LWB.
- Number 54602 was built as a 1994 Silver Spur III (SCAZN02C0RCX54602). After some months the car got the turbocharged engine of the Flying Spur. Number 54602 was changed into a 1995 Flying Spur number (SCAZG03C2SCX54602), but Silver Spur III number 54602 was not deleted. In the archives the number 54602 is the only number that exists for two cars. In the archives a note can be found with the text: "Will all concerned please note that 54602 was converted + used as the development "Flying Spur" during jan april 94. J Dyer."

Numbers LHD / RHD

Left-hand drive

Right-hand drive

Model year

Number

% (p yr)

Number

% (p yr)

Total

1994

195

61%

125

39%

320

1995

94

65%

51

35%

145

Total

289

62%

176

38%

465

Some chassis numbers

In the list below only the first 10 chassis numbers (model year 1994) and the last 10 (model year 1995) occur.

Model year 1994
SCAZN02D6RCX54001
SCAZN02D3RCX54005
SCAZN02C1RCX54009
SCAZN02C1RCX54012
SCAZN02C3RCX54013
SCAZN02C4RCX54019
SCAZN02C6RCX54023
SCAZN02C1RCX54026
SCAZN02C3RCH54029
SCAZN02C3RCX54030

Model year 1995
SCAZN02C4SCH55695
SCAZN00C8SCX55697
SCAZN02C8SCX55700
SCAZN02C9SCX55706
SCAZN02C3SCH55719
SCAZN02C1SCH55721
SCAZN00C5SCX55723
SCAZN02C1SCH55735
SCAZN02C3SCX55748
SCAZN02C5SCX55749





Rolls-Royce Silver Spur III, model year 1994, press photos.






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