In what might just be the most non-traditional item of Star Trek memorabilia ever highlighted on this website, presented below are some detailed photos of an ivory 1988 Rolls Royce Silver Spur sedan formerly owned by Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry that will be offered as Lot 513 in the upcoming Julien's Icons and Idols 2014 Hollywood memorabilia auction on December 5, 2014 at 10:00 am PST. The opening bid for this automobile is $15,000 against a pre-auction bid estimate of $30,000 - $40,000. The complete Julien's catalog description for the Silver Spur is reprinted immediately below, and interested collectors are referred to the following informational webpage at julienslive.com to register for the online event and view all of the lots of entertainment memorabilia that are available: http://www.julienslive.com/view-auctions/info/id/142/
If you want “to boldly go where no man has gone before," a Rolls-Royce is a great choice. This beautiful ivory 1988 Silver Spur Sedan belonged to Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry, and was used as his everyday car while he was creating and producing Star Trek : The Next Generation (Paramount, 1987-1994). The car is is laden with luxurious amenities such as burled walnut trim, Wilton wool carpets and Connolly leather interior. The Rolls-Royce has a 124.5-inch wheelbase and is powered by an overhead valve 412-cid V-8 engine that produces 220 horsepower and is equipped with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection. Additional features are rear wheel drive, three-speed automatic transmission, rack and pinion steering, front wishbone suspension, independent rear suspension, front and rear disc brakes, and a steel body. Vehicle identification number, SCAZN02A0JCX22123. The Silver Spur model is the long-wheelbase version of the Silver Spirit. It was introduced by Rolls-Royce to the U.S. market in 1985 as a limousine, the first in 18 years. The initial MSRP was $185,000. The Saloon body style of the Silver Spur has the long wheelbase but not the dividing window, offering passengers plenty of interior space while driving toward any frontier.
The current owner will contribute 100% of the proceeds from the auction to the Roddenberry Foundation, an organization that supports and inspires efforts that create and expand new frontiers for the benefit of humanity. The foundation funds innovative solutions to critical global issues in the areas of science and technology, the environment, education and humanitarian advances.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Gene Roddenberry