1972 Silver Spur II
30 March 2001
Following an extensive search, taking over a year, I found the car with all the features I was looking for:
no everflex roof
I found this PMC (proper motor car!) with just 17,000 miles on the clock at Continental Auto Sports in Hinsdale, Illinois. Although the salespeople treated me well, they never sent the tools that mysteriously went missing following my inspection of the car.
18 July 2001
Service performed by Bob at Equus Ferus in New York
Replace oil and filter
Rebuild rear shocks
Replace all belts
Replace fuel filter
Fix exhaust leak
Clean fuel injectors
12 August 2001
NAM-34983 wins second place in the RROC Atlantic Region annual concourse.
The two issues that caused point losses have been remedied. One was the light under the hood, the other was missing tools.
8 January 2002
The PMC is given to Magrathea to have the under carriage cleaned and re-coated.
15 March 2002
A new Alpine stereo system is being installed. In addition to the standard stuff, this system will include a GPS system and XM Radio. The Motorola V-60 phone system will be integrated into this package.
31 March 2002
It's almost time for the Texas Regional meet, so the Spur got a Leatherique treatment this sunny afternoon. Mileage stands at 21,986. This is the first time I use this leather treatment product, and hope that it works! Tomorrow we will have to wipe it down with step number two. Okay, so it worked well except for one spot on the driver's seat where it looks like Leatherique lifted some of the dye.
5 - 7 April 2002
The Spur placed first in its category at the annual Texas Region concours. We put 1,412 miles on the car this week, averaging 14.85mpg on the highway, and 12.36 overall during the entire week.
10 July 2002
With mileage at 25,000 it is time for an oil and filter change, lube job and tire balancing and rotation. All else is going well! 2.5 hours worth of labor!
4 November 2002
Four new tires put on the car. New Michelin X-ones offer a stiffer ride, and perform much better.
17 February, 2003
While In Mexico, The Spur is with Bentley Dallas to get new oil, filters, and a replacement of the rear-left passenger seat reclining motor.
2 May 2003
We head down for the Texas regional concours, and come back with First Place Award in the Spirit / Spur class. Second year!
11 March 2004
The car is serviced by Bentley Dallas. As always, the car is in tip-top shape, and only requires its annual oil change. There are 30,936 miles on the Spur.