Lot 163 - 1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Coupé by Mulliner Park Ward
|Odometer reading||92,540 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £25,000|
|Result||Sold - £16,240|
Rolls-Royce Motors formed Mulliner Park Ward in 1961 by merging 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; the Corniche name was 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.
With just 571 coupés produced by Mulliner Park Ward for Rolls-Royce, these are now recognised as sought-after and original examples in good order are climbing in value. Owned by an English couple based in Italy, this righthand drive example has recently been repatriated back to the UK and little used since. Always well looked after complete with a UK registration documents, MoT test certificate and, importantly, a full service history, this most elegant of touring motorcars presents in good order throughout and represents good value.
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