Overall length : 19 feet 7.4 inches (5,980 mm)
Increased height : 2.2 inches (55mm)
Weight : 5,820 lbs (2,640 kg)
Transmission : 4 speed automatic
Fuel economy : Official
government figures of 17.2 mpg at
75 mph and 22.5 mpg at 56 mph
Each Touring Limousine starts life
as a Silver Spur II body shell
minus the rear doors and roof panel.The wheelbase is extended,
with all of this extra 24 inch (610mm) in the rear compartment.
The roof panel is raised by just over 2 inches (55mm) to provide
easier entry to and exit from the limousine. The longer rear doors
are well ahead of the rear seats so an additional side window is
provided in front of the rear quarter panels which, together with a smaller back window, provide
In the Touring Limousine the whole
emphasis is on luxurious comfort
in the rear compartment. The full width electrically-operated glass division separates owner and chauffeur
who communicate via an intercom. A hide trimmed division blind can be raised at the touch
of a switch to provide even greater seclusion. Concealed from view within the base of the division are two
heating and air conditioning
units which operate quite separately from the Silver Spur II's bi-level automatic system in the front.
Push buttons release a fold-down
rear facing occasional seat on the
side of the cabinet and on the other a cocktail cabinet. When this seat
is not in use inset panel can be pulled forwards to form a picnic table. The cocktail cabinet is fitted with a
mirrored back and opens down to reveal three crystal decanters with silver tops and storage for four
mixer bottles. Above them, cut-outs hold four ten ounce crystal tumblers. The lid on the cabinet is veneered
on the inside and when opened provides a table for glasses.
What appears to be the usual centre arm rest is, in fact,
bottom-hinged veneered tray and when folded down reveals the refrigerator installation which
Mulliner Park Ward pioneered on the limited edition Mulliner Spur. Opening the inner lid switches on
the refrigerator's internal light revealing space for two one-litre bottles to stand upright with a small adjustable
shelf above them.
The central cushion between the two rear seats is padded
fully trimmed but is also the lid of a useful compartment. Within are
the cellular telephonehandset, cordless remote control for the
television, a leather-bound note pad and a silver pencil. Lidded compartments in each rear side arm rest
provide additional stowage
and there are full-length pockets on the bottoms of the rear doors.
An ashtray and cigar lighter are housed in each rear door armrest.
The light and airy ambience of the rear interior is aided
glass roof panel, or moon roof. An electrically operated blind trimmed
to match the headlining, obscures the glass at the touch of a switch.
Attention to detail is everywhere. Opening a rear door
not only illuminates a footwell lamp at the base of the
rear seat but also an aptly-named puddle lamp recessed in the base of the door itself - a
uselul aid for passengers alighting in the dark. The stainless steel treadplates to the doors are special too,
with ribbed rubber inserts to obviate one's foot slipping. A chromium-plated solid brass placque
on each treadplate proclaims the Touring Limousine's Mulliner Park Ward pedigree.