Lot 233 - 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Two-Door by Mulliner Park Ward
|Odometer reading||35,000 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £22,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,784|
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; 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 with the Corniche name being applied from 1971 for all two-door coupés. 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 Rolls-Royce was shipped and used in the U.S. until recently when it was repatriated to the UK. A delightful example of this very stylish design and benefitting from a factory fitted sunroof, this two-door Silver Shadow is finished in Dawn Blue over Cobalt with navy leather trim. In order to obtain an MoT certificate, the car was fitted with a new handbrake cable and rear exhaust box. Described by the vendor as 'driving as she should', it comes supplied with a NOVA certificate confirming all taxes have been paid. Now registered on FBY 121H and supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate; an 86 page build and maintenance file accompanies this Rolls-Royce, comes via the Enthusiasts' Club. Supremely comfortable to travel in, even better to drive and with less than 600 manufactured, a rare sight on British roads.
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