Lot 437 - 1978 Rolls-Royce Two-Door Corniche
|Odometer reading||91,000 miles|
|Estimate||£24,000 - £28,000|
|Result||Sold - £23,520|
The Corniche was Rolls-Royce's coupé and convertible version of the Silver Shadow produced between 1971 and 1996. It was named 'Silver Shadow Mulliner Park Ward Two-Door Fixedhead Coupé' before 1971 after which the more elegant name of 'Corniche' was applied. The model was assembled and finished in London at Mulliner Park Ward as a continuation of the 1965 Silver Shadow coupé, and was also sold as a Bentley although, that model became known as the Continental in 1984. The first car to wear the Corniche name was a 1939 prototype based on the Bentley Mk. V which was never produced due to the onset of World War II. The Corniche was available both as a coupé and convertible; the coupé being discontinued in 1982.
This particular Rolls-Royce was first registered on 3rd October 1978 and presents in excellent order. Finished in Highland Green with red interior and a full length Webasto sunroof, this three owner example is supplied with a V5 registration document, a full years MoT test certificate and a significant history file. A highly sought after classic Rolls-Royce; Corniche values have risen dramatically of late, after driving this one it is easy to see why.
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