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1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche 2-Door Saloon

Lot Number: 612

1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche 2-Door Saloon

A fastidiously maintained example of the H.J. Mulliner Park-Ward bodied luxury Coupe.


LIVE AUCTION: This lot was auctioned on Sunday 1st August, 2021 at 2.00pm BST at The Wing, Silverstone Circuit, NN12 8TN

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  • Registration Number

    TGU 617L


A fastidiously maintained example of the H.J. Mulliner Park-Ward bodied luxury Coupe.


  • A lovely, pre-facelift example with a recorded 71,895 miles covered from new
  • Finished in a tasteful, yet unique colour combination of Willow Gold and Wendy Brown over a Champagne leather interior
  • Presenting in exceptional condition throughout
  • Sympathetically restored by master technicians at Bridge Classic Cars
  • Fitted with an LPG system for dual-fuel operation

Introduced by Rolls-Royce in 1971 as a development of - and replacement for - the Mulliner Park-Ward Silver Shadow, the Corniche was powered by a 6.75-litre double-overhead-cam V8 engine, coupled to a three-speed automatic transmission sourced from General Motors. Underneath, a fully independent suspension setup was chosen for optimum ride comfort, using coil springs augmented by hydraulic self-levelling, with early cars benefitting from the system on all four wheels. Inside, the Corniche retained the usual high level of opulence and comfort that customers had come to expect from Rolls-Royce, with sumptuous leather seating and plentiful creature comforts, ensuring that all occupants travelled in style, whether in the front or the rear.

This particular 1973 pre-facelift example has been sympathetically restored in recent times by the master technicians at Bridge Classic Cars, ensuring that this Corniche has been brought up to the highest standards of fit-and-finish. Included as part of this restoration process was a full respray, which was carried out following an in-depth assessment of the bodywork, with any noted corrosion or problematic areas being cut out and replaced with fresh metal, prior to the paintwork taking place. The car was resprayed in its original Willow Gold with the unique Wendy Brown lower sections and roof being added by BCC.

On the inside, the car has not seen any restoration works, such is the condition and quality of the cabin. The leather seats and woodwork are beautifully aged and wear a wonderful light patina which matches the age of the vehicle, with the interior being in outstanding condition throughout, in keeping with the rest of the vehicle. Even the 8-track player and original Rolls-Royce radio remain in place, with both working as they should. Mechanically, this Corniche is excellent, with the vendors reporting that the engine and gearbox are both in superb shape, with no untoward noises, creaking or groaning to be concerned with. There is an LPG system fitted, however this has not been tested.

Due to the car’s age, it is exempt from mandatory MOT testing, however, the car will be issued with a fresh MOT Certificate prior to collection following a successful sale simply for the new owner's peace of mind.

In wonderful condition throughout and benefitting from recent restoration works, this 1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche would make a worthy addition to any luxury car collection, could be used for event hire or better still, a simply splendid way of taking the family out to Sunday Lunch.


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For further information regarding this lot please contact James.



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