Lot 175 - 1976 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible By Mulliner Park Ward
|Odometer reading||58,000 miles|
|Estimate||£36,000 - £42,000|
|Result||Sold - £28,000|
The origins of the Corniche came from the continuation of the 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow coupé and 1967 drophead, constructed by the famed coachbuilder Mulliner Park Ward in London. The car was named after the stunning roads along the Côte d'Azur in France and was an elegant two door car available with either a coupé or convertible body. By 1982, the coupé had ceased production but convertibles continued to be built until 1996. The first Rolls-Royce to wear the Corniche name was a 1939 prototype based on the Bentley Mk. V, although this was never produced due to the onset of World War II. The car used the standard Rolls-Royce V8 engine as fitted to the Silver Shadow and had an aluminium-silicon alloy block and aluminium cylinder heads with cast iron wet cylinder liners. The fuel system was in the form of twin SU carburettors which were later replaced with Bosch fuel injection from 1980 onwards.
This delightful Corniche Convertible by Mulliner Park Ward is presented in Ivory with a brown hood and matching chestnut leather interior. The current and fourth owner purchased this vehicle from the deceased estate of a good friend who had owned and cherished the vehicle for some 13 years. Recently, it has been fully detailed and serviced with the brake pads, disks and brake lines having been overhauled and brakes fully re-commissioned. The mileage is believed to be correct and two keys can be found in the history file along with an original owner's handbook. In very good condition and offered with an MoT test certificate valid until February 2018, this is an elegant low mileage example ready to be enjoyed.
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