1971 Rolls-Royce Corniche

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  Lot #105  (Sale Order: 6 of 101)  
Sold for: £22,000.00 to S****r
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  • The Burgundy coachwork appears straight with a good depth of finish

  • Interior slightly scruffy. Ox Blood leather well-patinated and could do with a feed

  • 77,632 miles indicated however there is no paperwork with the car

  • Turns over and the fuel pump is working. Probably just needs a new battery and fresh fuel

  • Great basis for a refresh or just use as is

  • Illustrated registration number NAM 36 does not form part of the sale

NB. On offer from a private collection, this vehicle has not been used for some time. It is a non-runner and is strictly sold as seen.

Launched in 1966 as a two-door version of the Silver Shadow, the coachbuilt Mulliner Park Ward Coupe was a superior car to the saloon on which it was based. With fabulously elegant coachwork designed by Bill Allen, each and every one was handbuilt by MPW in a necessarily lengthy process that took all of 20 weeks and resulted in a price some 50% higher than the standard Silver Shadow.

Only the very finest materials were used with different seats and dash to the Shadow, engine power went up by 10% and tweaks to the suspension and steering geometry gave an even better ride. Demand for these magnificent cars was so great that the waiting list was measured in years, not months, a state of affairs that resulted in them being given their own model name, Corniche, in March 1971.

The Corniche was progressively developed over time, gaining features like split-level air conditioning, rack-and-pinion steering, Bosch fuel-injection and self-levelling rear suspension. Reassuringly exclusive, only 1,108 Coupes were made before production ceased at the end of 1981, though a convertible version continued as the flagship model in the Rolls-Royce range until 1996.

Finished in Burgundy, this example appears straight with a good depth of finish. Attractive Corniche interior is slightly scruffy and the Ox Blood leather is well-patinated and could do with a leather feed. 77,632 miles are indicated however there is no paperwork with the car so this cannot be corroborated. It's believed to run and turns over freely but will need a battery and fresh fuel. Great basis for a refresh or just use as is.

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This car was consigned by Simon Langsdale. Please feel free to contact Simon on 07496 556325 / simon@classiccarauctions.co.uk

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This item is part of May Live Auction 2020
 Saturday, May 23, 2020 | 2:00 PM  EUR (BST)
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1971 Rolls-Royce Corniche
1971 Rolls-Royce Corniche
Lot number: 105
Seller: Silverstone Auctions
Event: May Live Auction 2020
Ends: Saturday, May 23 | 2:00 PM  EUR (BST)

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