Lot 260 - 1987 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible
|Odometer reading||46,727 miles|
|Result||Sold - £58,240|
- Property of a deceased estate
- Low mileage example
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 was registered new on 30th January 1987 and is presented in metallic black with cream leather interior and a black electrically operated hood. Acquired by the most recent vendor in 2011, the Corniche has been dry stored and used occasionally. The paintwork retains a deep shine, although there are some age-related blemishes. The interior is in good order showing a light patina and the engine bay presents well. Offered with a history file containing old MoT records and the UK registration document.
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 over a decade and has been cherished all this time.
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