Lot 168 - 1981 Rolls-Royce Camargue

Lot 168 - 1981 Rolls-Royce Camargue

Lot 168 - 1981 Rolls-Royce Camargue

Lot Number 168
Registration HDP 88W
Chassis Number JRH0050620
Engine Number 0050620
Odometer reading 56,694 miles
Result Sold - £12,880

With plenty of money at the top of the market in the early 1970s, Rolls-Royce decided to try and conquer a little bit more of it by building a range-topping coupé to slot in above the Corniche in the model range. Using the Silver Shadow underpinnings and enlisting Pininfarina to style them, Rolls-Royce came up with the Camargue - Britain's most expensive car at a launch price of £29,250. Pininfarina ended up styling something reasonably handsome but also very derivative so there was a resemblance to a Fiat 130 coupé and Ferrari GT4 2+2 designs. The 6,750cc, V8 had more power and torque than the Corniche but, in truth, it didn't feel all that different to drive which might explain why the Corniche outsold the Camargue. That and, of course, the lofty price tag.

Originally registered on 1st January 1981 this right hand drive Rolls-Royce will require recommissioning after being off the road for a number of years. Presented in gold with beige leather interior this Camargue also has a gold plated radiator shell. We are advised the engine runs and the car does move under its own steam, however there are no brakes on the car, hence the car will need to be trailered away from the auction. According to the HPI records this Rolls-Royce has only had two former keepers, the last change of ownership was 1st May 2014. Camargue’s are becoming increasingly rare and sought-after, this example is supplied with a V5C registration document and is being offered for sale without reserve.

 

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