This is a very nicely restored and beautifully presenting Rolls-Royce Corniche Fixed Head Coupe (“FHC”) finished in Masons black, black leather interior and matching black Wilton wool carpets. The body waist-rail is accented with a single grey hand-painted fine-line delightfully finishing off the elegance. In any setting the car takes on a very formal appearance. Once you open the doors, the matching black with the contrasting richness of the burl walnut wood throughout makes her striking in a very masculine manner. She is simply stunning. This Corniche was originally purchased in Texas as part of a bespoke restoration for one of Park-Ward’s most esteemed clients. The project was completed some 6-7 years ago and is now back in our collection for sale. When Park-Ward first purchased the car, prior to the restoration, it was straight and dent free. The paint was lightly blistered and faded but the body very straight, rust free and “dry”. The interior was dirty and dusty but complete. The car was a complete and running example – an original car that was just tired. Although an all-together example, this did not matter as our job was to “redo everything” and make her look new again. She did receive the full treatment which included a bare metal repaint, new interior to include leather, carpets (in the boot as well), new headliner, wood refinished and making sure everything worked both mechanically and operationally throughout. The paint job is stunning. The car was stripped of all its fittings to include all windows (including side and door window frames) out and then prepped to bare metal. This revealed a rather straight motor car with no rust or previous accident repair. The car was meticulously repainted using modern 2-stage paint technology in Masons black. Upon reassembly we fitted all new body gaskets, clips, boot seal, and edge finishers. All the bright work was removed and machined polished and then hand polished upon finally reassembly. This included the grille, headlight brows, bumpers, side mouldings, rocker mouldings, door handles, hub caps, inner sill mouldings and door entry scuff plates including the fitment of new rubber treads. Some items, like the door handles and C pillar demarcation mouldings for the vinyl top were rechromed. The existing vinyl top was in excellent condition and retained. The overall finish is as good as you would hope for. To complete the "new-look", new tail lamp lenses and correct Lucas style headlights were fitted. A factory correct badge bar fitted to the front bumper. On pre 1977 Rolls-Royces, matching right-hand side door mirrors were not available. A door mirror from a right-hand car cannot be simply attached as the angle of reflection does not work, so a factory right-hand spec mirror was carefully modified and set so it performs as it should. The car now displays what would like a factory pair of right and left side mirrors. The final touch being the pin-striping down the side of the car and hubcap beauty rings. Applied by the original hand-painted technique using only the finest squirrel hair brushes and performed by an artisan with the steadiest of hands. The fine lines were done in light grey to accent the light grey broad cloth headliner and provide a distinctive contrast to the new black paint. The interior was subject to similar attention to detail. All new leather front seating in black was completed. The leather door panels were retained and the rear seat as these were in very fine condition. Specification correct light grey broad cloth wool was used for the headliner and all new Wilton wool carpets were fitted. This process also included new underlay. All the Italian burl walnut wood inside the car was stripped and refinished with no less than 20 coats of clear lacquer, each hand-rubbed between coats to provide a final glass-like finish. This includes the dash, front doors, rear seat inner waist-rails, door and window surrounds, rear ash-tray surrrounds and c
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