Replaced Air Pump, Starter, Alternator, drive shaft, trunnions, speed control bellows, brakes and rotors, AC compressor, headlight relay (twice), all at 48,000 to 55,000 miles. Just completely replaced/refurbished cooling system and electrical system. Simply caught up on a lot of neglected maintenance from previous owner. I am the second owner and this limousine has always been in private service.
This is, without question, the most elegant short stretch limousine on the road. It is quick, handles like a standard Spur, and able to park in a standard shopping center space. The long wheel base, coupled with the very comfortable seating, yields a most luxurious ride in both the front and in the rear. The finish, wood, and spacious cabin are the very epitome of the elegance and panache that is Rolls Royce. Everywhere we go, we get a thumbs up from everyone. I have two other Rolls, An 89 Silver Spur, which I just sold last month, and my 85 SIlver Spirit which I have just refurbished. I have 10 automobiles, and my wife insists that I part with one of the Rolls, yet when she wants to go on a trip out of town, she invariably chooses the limousine over her Cadillac Seville. I use the limo primarily for my kids' activities and the thumbs up we get when I drive his basketball team to a tournament are worth the operating costs, which are not inconsequential. I calculate the operating costs for this Jankel Limousine at about $6,000 per year, exclusive of gas and insurance.
I enjoy both driving and being driven in this magnificent automobile. I still cannot believe that I prefer to drive this limousine over most of my other cars. Of course being able to put up the dividers and driving in a comfortable silence while the kids are rocking in the back is in itself worth every dollar!
The previous owner spent a great deal of money maintaining the appearance of this limousine, but disregarded much of the mechanical preventative maintenance.
Looks and drives like a new car.
The last car I loved as well was my love-hate affair with a Maserati Quattroporte. The lack of any dealer/manufacturer support for that car ended that love affair.