Lot 249 - 1972 Rolls-Royce Corniche by Mulliner Park Ward
|Odometer reading||40,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £28,000|
Occasionally, very occasionally, someone does something that makes a difference. A truly selfless act that does nothing but increase the quality of life for other people. It is our pleasure to be able to present, therefore, this Rolls-Royce Corniche, donated by the owner to benefit Hospice in the Weald and the people who need it.
Hospice in the Weald is a charitable organisation providing services to people with terminal illness which help them to make the most of every day. The care is compassionate, accepting and recognising the unique circumstances of every individual whilst ensuring their physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs are all met. The care also encompasses all those who are important to the patient and is provided completely free of charge to everyone.
It is a good place with good people in it. And the proceeds of this car will go some way towards the £6m it costs to run the Hospice every year.
The car itself is in excellent condition throughout and presented in Seychelles Blue over silver. The interior is blue leather and in equally good condition, complete with twin cocktail cabinets for both driver and passenger, with crystal glasses and hipflasks, a £6,000 optional extra at the time! It has travelled under 40,000 miles in its 42 years, less than 1,000 a year and has the MoT test certificates to prove it, including a fresh one valid until October 2015. It is worth noting that this has been known to the current owner since it was new having been owned by former company colleagues before him. Works during the vendor's ownership, some 32 years, have been jointly undertaken by Shadow Motorcars and Sargeants of Goudhurst, who are one of the best in the business. A comprehensive history file details all servicing and maintenance going back to 1998, as well as details of a full re-paint that took place in 1991 by Dutton-Forshaw in Maidstone.
Offered at an incredible no reserve, bidding should be busy. Even if you are not lucky enough to drive home in this Rolls-Royce, you can always make a small donation to what is a very worthy cause; www.hospiceintheweald.org.uk