Lot 74 (Chateau Impney, 9th December 2015)
Sold for £13,500
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: UFS168H
Chassis No: CRH8086
Mot Expiry: June 2016
- 1 of 606 made, 76,900 recorded miles and MOT'd into June 2016
- Offered with history file containing numerous invoices, old MOT's and original handbook
- Subject to approximately £11,000 of mechanical fettling in 2014
In common with the Shadow four-door Saloon, the two-door MPW Coupe was penned by in-house designer John Polwhele Blatchley. Power was provided by the company's venerable 6.75-litre V8, that was coupled to a GM Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 three-speed automatic transmission. Suspension was independent by coil springs all-round and braking by discs.
The example being sold was first registered in Cheshire in May 1970. Its accompanying history file shows the Rolls to have been maintained by specialists in Manchester and Leeds before spending time in Edinburgh between 1999 and 2007, where work was carried out by the Murray Motor Company prior to it passing through the hands of Stewart Walker Ltd. As recently as last year, 'UFS 168H' was treated to £11,000 worth of mechanical fettling and is now offered in the pleasing combination of Sliver Mink bodywork teamed with a Dark Blue Everflex roof and matching hide interior. It currently displays an unwarranted 76,900 miles and comes complete with a quantity of old MOTs from 1979 to 2009, numerous invoices for work carried out, and its original Rolls-Royce handbook. The vendor currently classes the Coupe bodywork, paintwork, V8 engine and automatic transmission as all being in 'good' order.