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The Graham Hull-penned Silver Seraph was a clear statement of Rolls-Royce's intention to reclaim the coveted title of producer of “The Best Car in the World”. Following a long gestation period, it was eventually only made for four years, from 1998 to 2002 and replaced the Silver Spur, which ended production in 1997. All Seraphs were hand-built at the factory in Crewe which stopped assembling Rolls-Royce models in 2002 but continued with Bentley. The Seraph was powered by a 5.4-litre, aluminium-alloy BMW M73 V12 engine making it the first twelve-cylinder Rolls-Royce since the 1939 Phantom III. The transmission was a 5-speed automatic and standard electronics included digital engine management, adaptive ride control, and anti-lock brakes. The car had a base price of £155,175 in the UK at the time and just 1,570 Seraphs slipped quietly out of the Crewe gates during that four-year period. This elegant 1998 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph is classically finished in Silver Pearl with French Navy Connolly Leather, Dark Blue Lambswool Rugs, and acres of Burr Walnut. The interior is traditionally comfortable with rear picnic tables, climate control, and electric front and rear heated seats. It was owned from 2004 by an elderly man, who had previously owned four other Rolls Royce, and in 2013 the car was transferred to his grandson, who had always admired it, but eventually found it a little impractical for city life and sold it. This Seraph has covered a gentle 46,500 miles and having recently been subject to service and maintenance work costing over £4,600 and fitted with new tyres and batteries, is ready to go. Included in the sale are the original book pack with handbooks plus the car's service book containing 12 entries, the last dated April 2017 at 46,498 miles, along with a number of older MOT Certificates.