Rolls Royce Corniche
Rolls Royce Corniche
Technical Specification

Mark & Model Rolls Royce Corniche
Year 1973
Registration plate UK and Guernsey
Chassis Number CRH16179
Engine Number 16179
Engine Capacity 6750
Transmissions Automatic
Mileage 61075
Body style Coupe
Interior color Magnolia Connoly Hide
Exterior color Light Gold
Seating capacity Four
Wheels and Tyres Steel wheels
Asking Price £34950
WEY 125M was first registered in October 1973, and only in very recent years has it been registered in Guernsey. This Rolls-Royce Corniche is now finished in light gold with the paintwork being in excellent condition. The interior is Magnolia leather with matching door cards, complemented by Deep Fawn Over Rugs. Woodwork is traditional highly figured Burr Walnut and like the bright work is in excellent condition. This Rolls-Royce Corniche drives beautifully and is in fine order throughout Rolls-Royce's adoption of unitary construction for its new Silver Shadow and T-Series Bentley necessitated the reorganisation of in-house coachbuilder H J Mulliner, Park Ward to enable it to produce new designs on the Shadow floor pan. Recalling the firm's glamorous Grandes Routières of pre-war days such as the Phantom II Continental, these final coachbuilt models were limited to just two, a two-door coupé or similar convertible, the former arriving in March 1966 and the latter in September the following year. Some of the frontal panels were shared with the standard four-door saloon but otherwise the new bodyshells were unique, featuring a distinctive dipping upper wing line with parallel crease, and revised, more rounded posterior. Construction involved shuttling the bodyshells between the Crewe factory and MPW's Willesden plant, a necessarily lengthy process that took all of 20 weeks for the saloon and slightly longer for the more complex convertible. These exclusive cars were hand built in the best traditions of British coachbuilding using only materials of the finest quality including Wilton carpeting, Connolly hide and burr walnut veneers, such painstaking attention to detail resulting in a price some 50% higher than that of the standard Silver Shadow. Nevertheless, demand for these more glamorous alternatives to the much more numerous four-door model was strong right from the start, a state of affairs that resulted in them being given their own model name - 'Corniche' - in March 1971. In Corniche form Rolls-Royce's well-tried 6.7-litre V8 produced around 10% more power than standard and proved capable of propelling the car to a top speed in excess of 120mph with sports car-beating acceleration to match.
This delightfully original Rolls Royce Corniche Park Ward FHC has only covered 61075 miles from new. The car supplied new by Charles Follett Ltd, London W1 in Coffee Bean Brown with Beige leather interior. The car comes with a comprehensive file containing MOT's dating back over 20 years and invoices for servicing and parts over many years. The majority of invoices are from Jack Barclay Ltd indicating the car has been maintained and with no expense spared. Recent invoices are from Rolls Royce specialist Phantom Motors The Corniche has a beautiful straight body with no rust problems evident. The paintwork has a high-quality finish and the original leather interior has a delightful patina. The engine bay is detailed and the car has a very original, honest feel. On the road performance is superb as you would expect with such a motor car. The Corniche is ideal for both long and short distance touring and has a wonderful feel of quality.
The coachwork has been recently changed in colour to light gold, a colour that suits the Park Ward coachwork extremely well.
The magnolia Connelly hide interior is in very fine condition, matched by the maple burr dashboard
A very detailed history file accompanies the Corniche, recent service expenditure and recommissioning carried out by Phantom Motor Cars Ltd totals nearly £20,0000 during 2013-2014 The Corniche is now prepared and ready for the next owner to enjoy the delights of Rolls Royce motoring in comfort and style.
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