30th Jun, 2023 12:00

Rolls Royce, Bentley & Other Thoroughbred Motorcars & Related Automobilia

Lot 3


1981 Rolls-Royce Corniche Fixed Head Coupe

1981 Rolls-Royce Corniche Fixed Head Coupe, Registration 117 AMR, mileage 71,750 miles approx. A rare Series 500 Corniche (with Silver Spirit underpinnings) in the desirable colour scheme of Brewster Green with black hide upholstery and over rugs. It is also fitted with the desirable modifications of a main agent fitted Rolls-Royce handling kit and converted to twin SU carburettors replacing the problematic Solex carburettor. Purchased by the late Mr John Clough from a client of Jack Barclays in 1990 for £42,500 (original correspondence of sale included ). Like his other cars, it has been well maintained mostly by him under the supervision of a retired Rolls-Royce specialist and is in excellent condition. It has a custom-made inlaid box between the seats specially designed to hold a pipe and matches (the car does not smell of smoke). It is supplied with a V5, original handbook pack, old MOTs, related Jack Barclays and other paperwork and original tools. It has a fresh MOT until May 2024 but would benefit from a service and check over as it has had little use in recent times. The desirable private number plate 117 AMR (Aston Martin Racing perhaps) is being sold with the car and is transferable. The late Mr John Clough was true Rolls-Royce enthusiast having been Chairman of the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club and of The Sir Henry Royce Foundation. A man of considerable charm and aptitude he was very well respected and liked and the condition of his cars reflect his fondness for them. Over the years they have won numerous prizes and attended many rallies and tours which brought him and his family much pleasure. (Subject to 12% buyers premium inclusive of VAT).

Sold for £33,000

Condition Report
The car is in excellent overall condition and presents very well indeed and drives very well. The air conditioning needs re-charging.


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For clients unable or not wishing to attend our sale we are happy to accept absentee bids. Absentee bids can either be left in person with our office team, phoned or emailed to us. We simply require lot numbers and descriptions and the maximum bid which you wish to leave. Absentee bids are then transferred to our auction pages and the auctioneer will bid on your behalf. If the lot can be purchased at a lower price than your maximum bid our auctioneers will always endeavour to work in your interest to purchase the lot for you as cheaply as other bids will allow. If the same bid is left by two people on a lot we will precedence to the bidder who leaves the bid first. 

We are happy to provide condition reports for online and absentee bidders and to supply additional photographs on any lot. We ask that condition report requests are submitted at least 24 hours prior to the sale. (Whilst every care is taken to give an accurate condition report, we accept no responsibility for any omissions or errors in our reports. It is the buyer’s responsibility to view the lots and satisfy themselves as to their condition.)


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Telephone bids must be booked by 4pm the day before the sale but can be arranged earlier, we have limited lines and certain lots can be over-subscribed for phone bidding, in such instances we conduct a first come, first served basis and we encourage clients to book well in advance or risk being disappointed.

Auction: Rolls Royce, Bentley & Other Thoroughbred Motorcars & Related Automobilia, 30th Jun, 2023

Pre Sale viewing for the Classic Cars is by appointment only. Please call 01206 754754 or email auctions@reemandansie.com to book an appointment. NB. The vehicles will be available to view offsite and will not be at our main saleroom address in Wyncolls Road. 

The cars in this sale are subject to a buyers premium of 12% (inclusive of VAT)

Should you choose to bid via our own website the online bidding fee will be charged at an additional 2% (plus vat). 

Bidding via the-saleroom.com will be charged at an additional 2% (plus vat). 

Collection by appointment only


Presale viewing strictly by appointment, please contact the office for details

Saturday 24th June 9am until 12pm

Thursday 29th June 9am until 5pm

Day of sale from 9am - 11am

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