Lot 224 - 1974 Rolls-Royce Corniche

Lot 224 - 1974 Rolls-Royce Corniche

Lot 224 - 1974 Rolls-Royce Corniche

Lot Number 224
Registration VMR 811M
Chassis Number DRC19099
Estimate £60,000 - £70,000

The origins of the Corniche came from the continuation of the 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Coupé and 1967 Drophead, constructed by the famed coachbuilder Mulliner Park Ward in London. The car was named after the stunning roads along the Côte d’Azur in France and was an elegant two-door car available with either a coupé or convertible body. By 1982, the coupé had ceased production but convertibles continued to be built until 1996. The first Rolls-Royce to wear the Corniche name was a 1939 prototype based on the Bentley Mk. V, although this was never produced due to the onset of World War II. The car used the standard Rolls-Royce V8 engine as fitted to the Silver Shadow and had an aluminium-silicon alloy block and aluminium cylinder heads with cast iron wet cylinder liners. The fuel system was in the form of twin SU carburettors which were later replaced with Bosch fuel injection from 1980 onwards.

This beautiful left hand drive example is presented in gleaming and recently painted dark blue with its new cream leather interior and blue piping. Its hood has been renewed recently and all of the recent works carried out have been done in the original colours. The woodwork and brightwork are all in very good condition and being an early example in such exemplary condition throughout, makes this a rare and superb luxury tourer with poise and penache.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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