Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Year : 1969
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : automatic
Registration No. : 18 PPL
Chassis No. : CRH7017
Engine No. : 7017
£ 23,000 - 28,000 Estimate
Rolls-Royce Two-Door Fixedhead Coupé by Mulliner Park Ward


Rolls-Royce Motors formed Mulliner Park Ward in 1961 by merging
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.

With just 571 coupés produced by Mulliner Park Ward for
Rolls-Royce, this stunning example represents a genuine opportunity
to own a rare early Silver Shadow Coupé. Offered in metallic grey
with a black leather interior, this vehicle was exported to the US
some years ago where it resided in a warm and safe climate. It was
sporadically used by the then owner to drive him to and from the
country club. In early 2015, the current owner, a successful
businessman from Berkshire, purchased 18 PPL, a car he had always
dreamed of. It has been the subject of a restoration completed in
early 2016; the restoration included all new chromes, a new fabric
sunroof and some minor engine repairs along with a lovely paint
finish in deep metallic grey; the car looks nearly as new. A recent
service has been completed this summer; the owner added 'Apple
Carplay', a modern stereo/multimedia system which brings a touch of
the modern world to this quintessential classic British gentleman's
car; a great opportunity to own a fabulous example with an
attractive estimate.
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170

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