Coupe” ~ (FHC)1971 Rare, Euro spec example in immaculate original presentation This is a Rolls-Royce Silver
Shadow saloon by HJ Mulliner Park-Ward. The model is often referred to as a
Fixed Head Coupe (“FHC”). This example is of one of the last made,
later to be renamed and produced as the “Corniche”.
This is an expensive exercise with this wood-work alone having cost
some $4,000. This investment really has paid off as they are truly superb and
with the grace of Mother Nature lending her hand in the detail of the wood – the knots, the grains and the rich colours –
it presents at its finest.The original broadcloth headlining
is in good condition without any of the “grubbiness” often seen on
these wool headliners.
International bidders are welcome.For extra photos on this fine example go to the link below.The photos are of super high resolution so if you right click on any, you can zoom in and see every little detail and defect in considerable detail.
If the wood is in need of repair (as most are) it is refinished in-house by trained and talented craftsmen at Park-Ward Motors. This is a detailed process of stripping the wood of its old lacquer, repairing the veneer if there is damage, staining the top surface as per Rolls-Royce methodology and refinishing with no less than 25 coats of clear lacquer. Hand wet-sanded and polished between all of its last 15 coats.