Lot 202 - 1967 Rolls-Royce Two-Door Mulliner Park Ward
|Odometer reading||74,234 miles|
|Estimate||£48,000 - £55,000|
- Only three owners from new
- Chippendale dashboard
- Comprehensive history folder
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 customization 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.
Originally registered on 17th October 1967, this beautiful Rolls-Royce has had only three owners from new. Clearly it has been a much loved and well cared for vehicle and as such, presents in beautiful condition today. The Regal Red coachwork has a depth to the paint and the cream leather interior is in very good order. The seats are akin to your favourite armchair. The walnut dashboard is of the desirable Chippendale design; this really is a stunning car to look at from the outside or the inside. We are advised she drives with no known faults, with suspension that glides over bumps effortlessly. The 6,230cc V8 engine offers ample performance; style and grace are the best way to describe the two-door Mulliner Park Ward. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a comprehensive history folder. The classic lines of such a handsome car will always define this car as one that ‘stands out from the crowd’.
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