Lot 177 - 1984 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible
|Odometer reading||45,540 miles|
|Estimate||£50,000 - £55,000|
|Result||Sold - £54,902|
This 1984 Rolls-Royce Corniche is a beautifully presented example of the first-generation convertible in outstanding order throughout, with intriguing early provenance and a strong maintenance history.
It is powered by the 6.75 litre alloy-block V8 engine, which is driven through a three-speed automatic transmission. The odometer currently reads 45,520 miles from new. This Mulliner Park Ward Corniche was originally purchased by a member of a Royal household from H.R. Owen in South Kensington and the dealer maintained the vehicle in its early years. More recently, the car has been recommissioned and fitted with SU carburettors for improved reliability, and we are informed is in excellent mechanical order. The distinguished bodywork of this Corniche is in superb order throughout and is finished in ivory contrasted with a blue soft-top and blue coachlines. The paintwork is in immaculate condition with no marks as is the chrome work. The roof itself was recently renewed and again is in superb order. The vehicle rides on a set of 15” wheels with ivory centre caps and a blue stripe detail around the rims, all of which are in superb condition. The interior again is in excellent order with very mild age-related patina as one would expect. The seats are trimmed with cream leather. It features black piping which is original to the car and the lacquered wood veneers present very well. All of the electrics and controls are original and work as they should.
In February 2021 at 45,504 miles, recommissioning work was carried out, the starter relay was replaced, the brakes bled and new brake pipes were fitted. The Avon tyres are in very good condition with very little wear.There is a solid history illustrated in the original service book, dating back to the mid-1980s. The most recent MoT test certificate was issued on 17th February 2021 at 45, 509 miles, which resulted in a pass.This Rolls-Royce is an exceptional well cared for example and has been fastidiously maintained which is clear to see upon viewing.The vehicle has the original handbook, delivery note and service book, which displays 14 stamps dating from 1984 to 2015, supported by numerous maintenance invoices and MoTtest certificates.This Corniche is a very well-presented luxury cruiser, with early Royal provenance, and evidently benefiting from plenty of care and attention by previous owners. Following some light recommissioning, this Corniche is now ready to be enjoyed.
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