Lot 132 - 1981 Rolls-Royce Camargue
|Odometer reading||138,303 miles|
|Result||Sold - £31,920|
- Comprehensive history file
- One of 150 right hand drive examples built
- Serviced within last 300 miles
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 the time, with 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.
This example presents well in silver coachwork with Magnolia hide and red carpets with Magnolia piping. Offered with a substantial history file detailing previous works and various invoices for parts over the years. The car comes to the sale with an MoT test certificate valid until August 2024. Within the last 300 miles, the car has been serviced and treated to new brake pads and re-skimmed discs. The interior presents in a particularly nice order and the overall impression of the car is one which can be used and enjoyed regularly as it is, as our vendor has done. The Camargue is such a legendary design from Rolls-Royce, with just 150 of the 531 total cars being built in right hand drive specification, why not have a bid on this example which is offered with a particularly attractive estimate.
Previous lotLot 131 - 1997 Rover Mini John Cooper Sports Touring
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