If this Rolls-Royce ends up sitting in your driveway you might well be quoting Sir Bruce’s famous catchphrase when your eye falls on its beauty: “Nice to see you, to see you … nice.”
If this beautifully elegant Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible has even a smidgeon of Sir Bruce Forsyth’s warmth and bonhomie it will be a joy to own and drive. One can only hope that something of the much beloved entertainer permeates this car that once carried him daily.
A lovely example that was first delivered to the late Sir Bruce Forsyth in July 1971 and subsequently owned by him for the next seven years it is now for sale with Classic Car Auctions on June 17th at the Warwickshire Event Centre.
This UK-supplied, right-hand drive Rolls-Royce Corniche is finished in the fantastic combination of Ming Blue with a navy blue leather interior. It has formed part of the vendor’s private Collection since 2018 and the odometer was showing 39,719 miles at the time of cataloguing.
The Rolls-Royce is supplied with a good history file including details of the most recent mechanical work carried out in 2019 when over £5,000 was spent with The Percival Motor Car Company. Despite not being required, it was recently issued a fresh MOT with no advisories, valid until January 2024.
Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson CBE was a British entertainer and television presenter whose career spanned more than 70 years. He came to national attention from the late 1950s through the ITV series Sunday Night at the London Palladium. Forsyth was voted Show Business Personality of the Year by the Variety Club of Great Britain in 1975 and awarded an OBE in 1998. A National treasure, a household name, a much beloved TV personality that everybody wanted to watch, from the Generation Game to Strictly Come Dancing, the veteran entertainer had a huge career spanning eight decades.
The Rolls-Royce Corniche was certainly the cream of the Silver Shadow crop, staying in service, with successive updates for virtually 30 years and seeing off what should have been its replacement, the heavy-handed Camargue. This car was a RR cut above the rest and maintains a strong following of admiring cognoscenti.
Viewing of this car, along with the other 180 vehicles coming to auction can be viewed in person at the venue on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th June between 10am – 5pm and the morning of the auction from 9am. Lots can also be viewed online where you can register to bid in person, on the phone, online or via a commission bid. The CCA Summer sale takes place at the Warwickshire Events Centre, near Leamington Spa on Saturday 17th June. The auction will commence at 10:30am on Saturday 17th June.
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