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. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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