Lot 207 - 1982 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible
|Odometer reading||73,580 miles|
|Estimate||£40,000 - £45,000|
|Result||Sold - £40,000|
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 drophead coupé' until March 1966, when the Corniche name was applied. The exterior 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 and 1966 drophead. A Bentley version was also sold, becoming known as the Continental in 1984. From its production in 1921, the finest Bentleys of the post war period were all designated ‘Continental’; a title which was reintroduced in 1984 when the name Corniche was dropped by Bentley. Both Bentley Continental and Rolls-Royce Corniche sold side by side in various guises until 1995, with the choice being purely the buyers preference for specification and badge.
This lovely example is presented in dark metallic blue with cream leather interior and a dark blue electrically operated hood. It has electric windows, radio cassette player, air conditioning and comes with its owner’s manual and handbooks in a Rolls-Royce wallet. These cars are quintessentially British and would be the envy of most to ‘waft’ your way through the country roads in the Summer with the roof down or touring Europe in the utmost style and luxury. This particular Corniche has been in the present ownership for 25 years and has been cherished all this time.
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