Lot 232 - 1968 Rolls-Royce Mulliner Park Ward Convertible
|Odometer reading||40,181 miles|
|Estimate||£35,000 - £40,000|
|Result||Sold - £36,960|
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 and convertible. The very handsome coachwork design was by John Polwhele Blatchley. The model was assembled and finished in London at Mulliner Park Ward as a continuation of the 1965 Silver Shadow Coupé, the Corniche name was applied from 1971 to all two-door coupés and convertibles. 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.
Originally registered on 2nd April 1968 this Rolls-Royce convertible has been used and enjoyed regularly by the vendor, sadly the car is now being sold due to lack of suitable storage space. The white coachwork is in good order as is the beige leather trim. The engine started immediately when requested, running smoothly and quietly as these delightful V8’s generally do. The automatic transmission operated smoothly and efficiently. The hydraulic hood works fine as does the braking system. Supplied with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 8th January 2019 with no advisories. This Rolls-Royce Mulliner Park Ward Convertible could well prove to be a shrewd investment.
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