Lot 156 - 1977 Rolls-Royce Corniche

Lot 156 - 1977 Rolls-Royce Corniche

Lot 156 - 1977 Rolls-Royce Corniche

Lot Number 156
Registration PYK 174R
Chassis Number CRH30979
Engine Number 30979
Odometer reading 37,035 miles
Estimate £36,000 - £40,000

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 I.

Finished in silver mink with contrasting St. James leather, this low mileage Rolls-Royce is in excellent condition. A dark blue Everflex roof complements the delightful colour combination. The modest mileage of 37,035 is believed to be genuine although not warranted, PYK 174R has all the appearance of a very well cared for example. Benefitting from a Harvey Bailey handling kit, we are advised this Rolls-Royce drives beautifully and with no known faults, having been restored to as new condition by Hoopers in the late 1980’s. With classic lines a Corniche strikes a perfect balance between saloon comfort and sporty aesthetics. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 20th April 2018 together with some invoices; this luxurious British motor car was previously owned by the manager of The Three Degrees so any prospective purchaser can ’Take Good Care of Yourself’ driving such a splendid Rolls-Royce.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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