Powerballin’: 1989 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

With the Powerball Jackpot growing past $1.4 billion dollars this week, the opportunities for trolling your friends are abundant.  Don’t bother with the old trick of buying the winning numbers the day after the results are revealed, and instead get yourself a luxury car from the ’80s and show up at work on Monday like you are some kind of Sultan.  Find this 1989 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur here on eBay offered for $17,988 buy-it-now, located in Hollywood, FL.

If you want people to think you are rich, buy a fancy luxury car. If you want people to think you are EXTREMELY rich, buy a used luxury car with questionable reliability. The Rolls-Royce fits the category of cars that you can afford even when you are bankrupt, which is ironic because you probably will be within a few major services.

Power under the hood comes from a 6.75 liter Rolls-Royce L410 V8 mated to a GM supplied automatic gearbox.  Rolls-Royce was never very keen on publishing power ratings for their luxury sedans — the assumption being that it was enough for your chauffeur to get you to the ballet on time. Take a gander if you will at that K-Jetronic fuel distributor / Borg octopus perched on top of the V8.

The interior is a combination of powder blue and wood trim that might make you queasy, but at least it looks in good condition. This thing is in Florida for a reason.

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