Motors & Me: Patrick McSweeney and his 1998 Rolls Royce

Picture: Dan Linehan

Patrick McSweeney gives us a look at his beautiful Rolls Royce Silver Seraph

What are you currently driving?

Rolls Royce Silver Seraph 1998.

Love at first sight, or just a means to get from A to B?

I spent a number of years searching for a Silver Seraph. Only a limited edition were built from 1998 to 2002, when they were discontinued. Around 1,500 were built in total. The one I have was once owned by the former England football mangager Bobby Robinson.

What’s under the bonnet?

V12 Rolls Royce engine.

Petrol head or Sunday driver?

Very much a Sunday driver! Trips to shows and stationary days, that sort of thing.

What was your first car?

My first car was a Baby Austin.

What else do/did you own?

I own a Bentley Mark 6, which is a genuine Irish car with Irish plates. I also own a Rolls Royce Corniche.

Dream drive in dream location?

Two years ago, six other cars and ourselves went to Holland, through Ireland, England, France, Brussels and into Holland. Great road trip.

Pictures: Dan Linehan

Passenger you’d most like on a long journey?

I always enjoy travelling with my wife, Anne, my friends from the Rolls Royce Club and of course all our grandchildren.

Passenger you’d least like?

A passenger that I would least like to travel with would be someone full of praise for themselves whilst downgrading others.

What’s on your playlist?

Nothing like a bit of Country & Western while I’m driving!


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