From the Estate of the late Malcolm Henderson, three owners and c.55,500 miles since new,1989 Rolls-Royce Corniche II Convertible  Chassis no. SCAZD00A7KCH29208 Engine no. 67601L410I9

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Lot 458
1989 Rolls-Royce Corniche II Convertible
Coachwork by Park Ward Registration no. F288 UJH Chassis no. SCAZD00A7KCH29208 Engine no. 67601L410I9

Sold for £ 50,600 (US$ 63,404) inc. premium
From the Estate of the late Malcolm Henderson, three owners and c.55,500 miles since new
1989 Rolls-Royce Corniche II Convertible
Coachwork by Park Ward

Registration no. F288 UJH
Chassis no. SCAZD00A7KCH29208
Engine no. 67601L410I9

Footnotes

  • Recalling its glamorous Grands Routiers of pre-war days such as the Phantom II Continental, Rolls-Royce's final coachbuilt models - entrusted to the company's in-house coachbuilder Mulliner, Park Ward - were limited to just two, a two-door coupe or similar convertible, the former arriving in March 1966 and the latter in September the following year. The 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, a necessarily lengthy process that took all of 20 weeks for the saloon and slightly longer for the more complex convertible. This painstaking attention to detail resulted in a price some 50% higher than the standard Silver Shadow's. Nevertheless, demand for these more glamorous alternatives to the much more numerous Silver Shadow was strong right from the start, a state of affairs that resulted in them being given their own model name - 'Corniche' - in March 1971. 'The name Corniche has been chosen for the latest coachbuilt models because it symbolises their higher cruising speeds and their ability to cover greater distances with the minimum of fatigue for driver and passengers,' announced Rolls-Royce. The Corniche proved a major success for Rolls-Royce; periodically revised and up-dated, it remained in production well into the 1990s, the last (convertible) examples being delivered in 1995.

    This Corniche II convertible was sold new via St Helier Garages Ltd, Jersey to its original owner, Mrs G S Walker, and first registered 'J 6919'. Rolls-Royce's accompanying 'new car order printouts and chassis card detail' records the exterior colour as Dark Oyster, the hood as cream Everflex, the interior leather trim as Parchment, the carpet as Cumberland Stone and the woodwork as Birdseye Maple. Special features included from new a black hide top roll, lambs' wool rugs, whitewall tyres and Fiamm air horns. 'F288 UJH' was purchased by RREC member, Professor Malcolm Henderson in May 2007 (at 26,541 miles) and has covered 55,500 miles in total to date. New tyres were fitted in January 2010 (at 40,000 miles)last serviced in October 2013 at 51387 miles by Rolls-Royce and Bentley specialist William James Motors Ltd in Somerset, garaged and used sparingly since. The car is described as in very good order throughout, driving very well and is offered with Mot certificate (expired 19th May 2015) Swansea V5c registration document and full service record from 1989-2013 with original owners manual, wallet and two sets of keys.
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From the Estate of the late Malcolm Henderson, three owners and c.55,500 miles since new,1989 Rolls-Royce Corniche II Convertible  Chassis no. SCAZD00A7KCH29208 Engine no. 67601L410I9
From the Estate of the late Malcolm Henderson, three owners and c.55,500 miles since new,1989 Rolls-Royce Corniche II Convertible  Chassis no. SCAZD00A7KCH29208 Engine no. 67601L410I9
From the Estate of the late Malcolm Henderson, three owners and c.55,500 miles since new,1989 Rolls-Royce Corniche II Convertible  Chassis no. SCAZD00A7KCH29208 Engine no. 67601L410I9
From the Estate of the late Malcolm Henderson, three owners and c.55,500 miles since new,1989 Rolls-Royce Corniche II Convertible  Chassis no. SCAZD00A7KCH29208 Engine no. 67601L410I9
From the Estate of the late Malcolm Henderson, three owners and c.55,500 miles since new,1989 Rolls-Royce Corniche II Convertible  Chassis no. SCAZD00A7KCH29208 Engine no. 67601L410I9
From the Estate of the late Malcolm Henderson, three owners and c.55,500 miles since new,1989 Rolls-Royce Corniche II Convertible  Chassis no. SCAZD00A7KCH29208 Engine no. 67601L410I9
From the Estate of the late Malcolm Henderson, three owners and c.55,500 miles since new,1989 Rolls-Royce Corniche II Convertible  Chassis no. SCAZD00A7KCH29208 Engine no. 67601L410I9
From the Estate of the late Malcolm Henderson, three owners and c.55,500 miles since new,1989 Rolls-Royce Corniche II Convertible  Chassis no. SCAZD00A7KCH29208 Engine no. 67601L410I9
From the Estate of the late Malcolm Henderson, three owners and c.55,500 miles since new,1989 Rolls-Royce Corniche II Convertible  Chassis no. SCAZD00A7KCH29208 Engine no. 67601L410I9
From the Estate of the late Malcolm Henderson, three owners and c.55,500 miles since new,1989 Rolls-Royce Corniche II Convertible  Chassis no. SCAZD00A7KCH29208 Engine no. 67601L410I9
From the Estate of the late Malcolm Henderson, three owners and c.55,500 miles since new,1989 Rolls-Royce Corniche II Convertible  Chassis no. SCAZD00A7KCH29208 Engine no. 67601L410I9
From the Estate of the late Malcolm Henderson, three owners and c.55,500 miles since new,1989 Rolls-Royce Corniche II Convertible  Chassis no. SCAZD00A7KCH29208 Engine no. 67601L410I9
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