Lot 270 - 1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Fixedhead Coupé by MPW
|Odometer reading||21,580 miles|
|Estimate||£26,000 - £33,000|
- Original colour of Regal Red with Beige hide interior
- Has seen regular use in the past few years
- Recent brake overhaul and wood refurbishment
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 customisation 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.
This Silver Shadow two-door Mulliner Park Ward was originally supplied by Robert Massey of Market Weighton and has been in regular use, virtually as a daily driver, by our vendor for the past couple of years. The car is presented in its factory specification of Regal Red with a Beige hide interior, both wearing their fifty-four years with pride. Our vendor had the braking system overhauled fairly recently and also had the wood professionally refurbished. The two-door Mulliner Park Ward is an extremely elegant car, when compared with its four-door saloon sibling. Only 571 examples were built in total, compared with over 16,700 Silver Shadow saloons, so if you’re looking to stand out from the crowd, a two-door may be the perfect car, and for not a huge amount more than a regular four-door saloon.
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