Silverstone Classic Sale 2018

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1967 Rolls-Royce Fixed Head Coupe Mulliner Park Ward

Lot No.: 507

Registration: OCR 146E
Chassis Number: CRH2988
Engine Number: 2988
Number of cylinders: 8
CC: 6230
Year of Manufacture: 1967
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Sold for (£): 21,375

 

  • Elegant  ‘Silver Shadow Mulliner Park Ward’ two-door fixed head coupé 
  • The indicated mileage is just over 70,000 
  • Smartly finished in Exeter Blue with grey hide, light grey Wilton carpets and a lovely 'Chippendale' wooden dashboard
  • Delivered new to Jersey and later enjoyed a period in the USA before returning to the UK in 2011
  • Lovely honest example and essentially original throughout, with its original radio and unused toolkit!

 

The title “Corniche” was applied by Rolls-Royce to all their two-door coupés from 1971 onwards, however, prior to that, two-door versions of the Silver Shadow had been marketed as the ‘Silver Shadow Mulliner Park Ward’ two-door fixed head coupé,  The model was assembled and finished in London at Mulliner Park Ward as a continuation of the 1965 Silver Shadow coupé. The very handsome coachwork design was by John Polwhele Blatchley and the car used the standard Rolls-Royce V8, 6230cc engine with an aluminium-silicon alloy block and aluminium cylinder heads with cast iron wet cylinder liners mated to a four-speed 'Hydramatic' transmission from General Motors. 

Chassis CRH 2988 is a two-door FHC with the body built by H.J. Mulliner Park Ward smartly finished in Exeter Blue with grey hide, light grey Wilton carpets and a lovely 'Chippendale' wooden dashboard. It was delivered new to St. Helier, Jersey in Sept 1967 where it resided until 1976 when it was purchased by Air Vice-Marshall E.L.Colbeck-Welch. He enjoyed the car until 2003 when it left these shores bound for Washington, USA, before eventually returning to the UK in 2011.

The car is accompanied by a considerable history file with paperwork and invoices for regular maintenance and also copies of the original Rolls-Royce build sheets from 1967. The original handbooks are also present and the indicated mileage is just over 70,000 which looks credible with the vehicle's overall condition.

This is an honest example of these delightful cars and remains very original car throughout, even boasting its original radio and unused toolkit!

Genuine 1960's elegance for a reasonable guide price.