11th Mar, 2023 13:00

March 2023 Classic & Performance Car Auction

 
Lot 7
 

1971 Rolls-Royce Corniche Saloon
Finished in Royal Navy Blue with Tobacco hide

Registration - WES 46K

Chassis No. - CRH 11279

M.O.T. - March 2023

Odometer - 139,501

This suitably statesmanlike Corniche matches Seychelles Blue coachwork and blue Everflex roof to a perfectly patinated tan hide interior, the overall effect of which is extremely pleasing to the eye and suits the car perfectly. It was first registered to a London-based keeper in October 1971, making it one of the earliest of just 1,108 saloon versions of the Corniche produced. It appears to be in very original order throughout, with its Mulliner Park Ward plaque still inset in the burr walnut facia and HJMPW (H J Mulliner Park Ward) heel mat adorning the driver’s footwell. The luxurious specification includes a Pioneer radio/cassette player, Philips graphic equalizer and pair of Lucas auxiliary driving lamps. The Rolls is now being sold complete with a number of old MOTs, plus a current one valid to March 14 next year. The indicated mileage from new currently stands at 139,703.

In common with the Shadow on which it was based, the Corniche was penned by in-house designer John Polwhele Blatchley and the underbody and floorpan crafted by Pressed Steel Fisher. Initial assembly (including alloy bonnet, bootlid and doors) was then carried out by either Mulliner Park Ward or James Young. At this stage the cars were transported to the main factory in Crewe for the installation of the running gear before returning to London for the trimming, painting and finishing. Power was provided by the company’s venerable 6.75-litre V8, whose origins could be traced back to the 1950s. This was mated to a GM Turbo Hydramatic 400 three-speed automatic transmission. Suspension was independent by coil springs all round, augmented by a Citroën-originated hydraulic self-levelling system. Braking was by discs all-round. A total of just 1,108 Corniche I saloons were produced between 1971 and 1982.

In summary:

  • A very original-looking car in a notably good colour combination
  • One of only 1,108 Corniche saloons produced
  • MOT’d into March next year

 

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + VAT), Motorcycles and Bicycles 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

 Potential buyers should satisfy themselves with the description and condition of each lot prior to sale. Each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ as per the terms and conditions for the auction, buyers are asked to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out the service. Any disputes over descriptions will not be entertained.

 

Sold for £15,750

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


 

Registration - WES 46K

Chassis No. - CRH 11279

M.O.T. - March 2023

Odometer - 139,501

This suitably statesmanlike Corniche matches Seychelles Blue coachwork and blue Everflex roof to a perfectly patinated tan hide interior, the overall effect of which is extremely pleasing to the eye and suits the car perfectly. It was first registered to a London-based keeper in October 1971, making it one of the earliest of just 1,108 saloon versions of the Corniche produced. It appears to be in very original order throughout, with its Mulliner Park Ward plaque still inset in the burr walnut facia and HJMPW (H J Mulliner Park Ward) heel mat adorning the driver’s footwell. The luxurious specification includes a Pioneer radio/cassette player, Philips graphic equalizer and pair of Lucas auxiliary driving lamps. The Rolls is now being sold complete with a number of old MOTs, plus a current one valid to March 14 next year. The indicated mileage from new currently stands at 139,703.

In common with the Shadow on which it was based, the Corniche was penned by in-house designer John Polwhele Blatchley and the underbody and floorpan crafted by Pressed Steel Fisher. Initial assembly (including alloy bonnet, bootlid and doors) was then carried out by either Mulliner Park Ward or James Young. At this stage the cars were transported to the main factory in Crewe for the installation of the running gear before returning to London for the trimming, painting and finishing. Power was provided by the company’s venerable 6.75-litre V8, whose origins could be traced back to the 1950s. This was mated to a GM Turbo Hydramatic 400 three-speed automatic transmission. Suspension was independent by coil springs all round, augmented by a Citroën-originated hydraulic self-levelling system. Braking was by discs all-round. A total of just 1,108 Corniche I saloons were produced between 1971 and 1982.

In summary:

  • A very original-looking car in a notably good colour combination
  • One of only 1,108 Corniche saloons produced
  • MOT’d into March next year

 

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + VAT), Motorcycles and Bicycles 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

 Potential buyers should satisfy themselves with the description and condition of each lot prior to sale. Each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ as per the terms and conditions for the auction, buyers are asked to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out the service. Any disputes over descriptions will not be entertained.

 

Auction: March 2023 Classic & Performance Car Auction, 11th Mar, 2023

Our March auction of classic, modern classic and prestige cars and motorbikes will take place at Mavericks in Holywell, North Wales (half an hour’s drive from Chester). Mavericks, 8 Moyston Road Business Park, Llannerch-y-Môr, Holywell, CH8 9DQ

There will be free parking for auction attendees.

Entries are now being invited, and sellers will benefit from Hampson’s unique offering of zero sellers commission for physical auctions, meaning that vendors keep 100% of the hammer price achieved for their vehicles.

If you wish to consign your vehicle to this auction, you can request a valuation here or by calling one of the Hampson Auctions team on 01606 828124

 

Viewing Days:
Friday 10th March 2pm - 7pm
Saturday 11th March 9am - 1pm

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