Lot 203 - 1974 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible
|Odometer reading||59,220 miles|
|Estimate||£65,000 - £75,000|
The Corniche was manufactured by Rolls-Royce between 1971 and 1996 in both coupé and convertible forms. Assembled and finished by Mulliner Park Ward, London, the Corniche was a continuation of the 1965 Silver Shadow and 1967 drop head coupé and, in 1971, the Corniche name was applied. Power was supplied by the Rolls-Royce V8 configured 6.7 litre engine with drive through a three-speed automatic transmission.
The Rolls-Royce Corniche offered today was initially sold in the UK by H.A. Fox to a Mrs Khashoggi in right hand drive form but was later shipped to the US. In 1996 the car was repatriated into the UK, where it was registered with all taxes paid.
The car was subsequently purchased by renowned motoring journalist and enthusiast Quentin Wilson, which can only indicate the desirability of this Rolls-Royce. On purchase in 2000, the vendor tells us that he was attracted to the car, not only by the condition, but also because of the extra chromework on the 1974 model and the classic smell of the leather and triple black colour scheme; namely black coachwork, black leather interior and the black power hood. The vendor also informs us that the car drives very well displaying tight steering. With prices on the rise of late, this handsome Corniche represents an ideal opportunity to enter Rolls-Royce ownership offering excellent value, given the estimate.
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