Lot 429 - 1968 Rolls-Royce MPW Convertible
|Odometer reading||107,000 miles|
|Estimate||£24,000 - £28,000|
Rolls-Royce Motors formed Mulliner Park Ward by the 1961 merger of two Rolls-Royce subsidiaries: Park Ward of Willesden, London, a Rolls-Royce subsidiary since 1939 and H. J. Mulliner & Co. of Chiswick, a Rolls-Royce subsidiary since 1959. Mulliner Park Ward continues to operate as the vehicle customisation division of Bentley Motors Limited, the successor of Rolls-Royce Motors. The Corniche was a development of the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow with the two door variants of that model marketed as the 'Silver Shadow Mulliner Park Ward' two-door fixedhead coupé and convertible, the very handsome coachwork design was by John Polwhele Blatchley. The model was assembled and finished in London at Mulliner Park Ward as continuation of the 1965 Silver Shadow coupé, the Corniche name was applied from 1971 for all two-door coupés and convertibles. The car used the standard Rolls-Royce V8, 6750cc engine, with an aluminium-silicon alloy block and aluminium cylinder heads with cast iron wet cylinder liners mated to a three-speed automatic transmission from General Motors.
This delightful Mulliner Park Ward convertible is finished in Caribbean Blue with black trim. The current vendor has owned her since 1997 and invested substantially to maximise their enjoyment of owning such a handsome example. We are advised she drives well with no known faults and the hood mechanism works faultlessly. The interior trim is in good order as is the wood dashboard. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 2015, together a service history file, with summer here, what better way to enjoy the weather.
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