Monday, May 27, 2024

Bonded to a Rolls

1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I drophead coupé owned by Bond set designer Sir Ken Adam to be auctioned at RM Sotheby’s Battersea sale tonight

 

Sir Ken Adam was born in Berlin in 1921 and fled Germany for England with his family in 1934 after the Brown Shirts forced his family’s successful high-fashion shops into bankruptcy. He was educated at St Paul’s School and University College London and then became famous for designing sets for the James Bond films of the 1960s and 1970s. A Rolls-Royce owned by the 94-year old since 1975 is to be sold at the RM Sotheby’s London sale tonight.

 

Bonded to a Rolls – 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I drophead coupé Adaptation by H.J. Mulliner – Sir Ken Adams OBE – RM Sotheby’s Battersea sale, 7th September 2015
The 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I drophead coupé by H.J. Mulliner will be sold on the evening of Monday 7th September 2015
Bonded to a Rolls – 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I drophead coupé Adaptation by H.J. Mulliner – Sir Ken Adams OBE – RM Sotheby’s Battersea sale, 7th September 2015
Sir Ken Adam OBE

 

The 4,877cc car, a 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I drophead coupé adaptation by H.J. Mulliner, was one of just thirteen of its type produced and one of just three made as right-hand-drive cars. It was delivered new to a London based Rolls-Royce enthusiast named A. Robert Gooda of Goodhale Engineering and featured “several bespoke options”.

 

Sir Ken, the car’s second owner, purchased the Silver Cloud I in 1975 and has “used it all over the world” according to the auctioneers’ catalogue entry. It is “presented today as wearing an older but presentable Porcelain White repaint, as well as a lovingly much-patinated red leather interior with wool carpeting and exquisite wood veneer trim, all of which is believed to be highly original”. They add: “It is an honest automobile that looks exactly like what it is: a Rolls-Royce that has been owned and used for enthusiastic touring all over the world by the same owner for the last four decades”.

 

Aside from working on Dr. No (1962), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967) and Diamonds Are Forever (1971), double Oscar winner Sir Ken’s career has encompassed credits numbering The IPCRESS File (1965), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969), Barry Lyndon (197) and The Madness of King George (1994). He also designed the famous car for the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) and received the Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002.

 

Bonded to a Rolls – 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I drophead coupé Adaptation by H.J. Mulliner – Sir Ken Adams OBE – RM Sotheby’s Battersea sale, 7th September 2015
The interior of the car
Bonded to a Rolls – 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I drophead coupé Adaptation by H.J. Mulliner – Sir Ken Adams OBE – RM Sotheby’s Battersea sale, 7th September 2015
Sir Ken with the Rolls-Royce

 

RM Sotheby’s have set a guide price of £175,000 to £200,000 ($267,000 to $305,000 or €239,000 to €273,000) for the car. It will be offered by auction at their annual Battersea sale, which commences at 6pm tonight, 7th September 2015.

 

 

Subscribe to our free once daily email newsletter here:

     

    The Steeple Times
    The Steeple Times
    We research and background check our articles. If you believe we have made and error in some detail please get in touch, we seek always to write the truth and stand against a press owned by a self selected few. Please help us, we will accept all your likes, subscriptions and anonymous suport. The Editor and his team at the Steeple Times.

    1 COMMENT

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    £1 per week Supports The Steeple Times

    Help journalism to remain honest & independent. You can make a difference to the world today.

    3,573FansLike
    2,068FollowersFollow
    16,731FollowersFollow
    4,962SubscribersSubscribe

    Subscribe For DAILY NEWS

    Please subscribe, like and share this unique site, it helps us tremendously. The Steeple Times in return will send you an email at noon each and everyday, that we sincerely hope you will enjoy & look forward to seeing in your inbox.

    AD
    Advertisement

    Trending Now

    Jane Dotchin

    Octogenarian Jane Dotchin is best known for completing a 600-mile round ride from Hexham, Northumberland to Inverness and back on her Irish cob mare pack pony, Diamond, annually in seven weeks or thereabouts.

    Name & Shame Book – One Of Jeffrey Epstein’s 1990s Address Books Heads To Auction With Crazy £800,000 Estimate

    A previously not-seen-in-public Jeffrey Epstein 1990s address book – last sold for £400 in December 2020 on eBay – is about to be offered for sale at auction; it is estimated to fetch as much as £800,000 and one is left asking: “Will someone really pay so much to keep this out of the public eye?”

    Most Popular Articles

    The Phil & Matt Show

    Phillip Schofield filmed smoking shisha with his alleged ex-lover Matt McGreevy (and pictured in bed thereafter); another image shows the pair together in photograph...

    Was Mucky Minx Meghan Markle A ‘Yacht Girl’ For ‘Randy Andy’?

    As author Kirby Sommers suggests that the then Meghan Markle likely spent time with Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein before she met Prince Harry, we again highlight the mucky, murkiness and mendacious manner of this alleged “yacht girl.”

    SchofieldLite

    ‘Politicalite’ suggest Phillip Schofield orchestrated his ‘mass coming out’ after a former ‘This Morning’ runner had gone to the press about a supposed relationship...

    Meddling Meghan Markle Expose – Attwood, Hopkins & Steeples

    Expose interview with Matthew Steeples by Shaun Attwood and Jennifer Hopkins about the former Meghan Markle watched over 73,000 times in 16 hours since it aired; Steeples condemns hapless Prince Harry and his meddling menace wife.

    Ampika Pickston

    Oldham born divorcee and former glamour model Ampika Pickston describes herself as “feisty, fun loving and warm hearted”. Now based in Hale Barns, Cheshire...

    Justice for James Scurlock

    Power of social media proven after senseless killing of James Scurlock in Omaha, Nebraska allegedly by a controversial bar owner named Jake Gardner who has been photographed with Donald Trump.

    Nasty NestSeekers

    Entitled Hamptons brat Jonathan Davis exposed for allegedly squatting in Sag Harbor during the coronavirus lockdown; it turns out he’s a realtor with NestSeekers.