1971 Rolls-Royce Corniche I



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    38 837 mi / 62 503 km
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- Formerly the property of the late Sir Bruce Forsyth CBE

- Blue with Blue hide and Blue roof

- Current MoT and good history file

In production between 1971 and 1996, the Rolls-Royce Corniche Drophead came to epitomize luxury open-air motoring. An accepted accoutrement alongside the private jet and crewed yacht, it was fabled for its extravagantly sumptuous interior and hushed drivetrain. Named after a region famous for its gently winding roads and breathtaking scenery, it was powered by a tuned version of Crewe's staple 6750cc V8 engine mated to automatic transmission. Equipped with firmer springs, thicker anti-roll bars together and revised steering geometry, it proved a more satisfying drive than its humbler saloon car siblings. Though, the presence of olio-pneumatic suspension and a plethora of electric motors ensured that it remained a singularly cosseting experience.

Naturally favoured by the rich and famous, it is no surprise that this example was owned in the 1970s by the late Sir Bruce Forsyth CBE, then enjoying considerable success on the nation's television screens. Invoices on file to him cover the period to 1978 when it is understood the car was sold. By 1987 it was in the possession of Alpine Grant, the brother of musician Eddy Grant. Passing through the custody of four other keepers, it was acquired by the vendor in 2006. Subsequently kept in a dehumidified heated garage, it presents well with only minor marks to the dark blue paintwork. The blue hide and interior woodwork also look very good. A comprehensive history file accompanies the car including MOTs going back to 1987 and various service items including invoices from Ghost Motor Works Ltd. who carried out a full service in October 2015, and overhauled the brakes including the accumulator spheres, valve bodies, and hoses to the tune of £4,800.00. Offered with Swansea V5C and copies of the chassis cards, this stylish drophead Rolls will carry a new MoT in time for the sale.

PLEASE NOTE: All estimates are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)