The 1968 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Drophead Coupe Mulliner Park-Ward is first seen in 1969 film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” when Bond is kidnapped and escorted at gunpoint into the rear seat by operatives of Unione Corse, headed by Marc-Ange Draco. Monsieur Draco wants to discuss the romantic relationship of his daughter Contessa Teresa “Tracy” di Vicenzo with Mr. Bond.
The Drophead Coupe from “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” used in the film was finished in Astral Blue Metallic with black leather interior and black hood. It is registered on red temporary French plates displaying the Parisian 75 suffix.
Captivated by Tracy’s charms, James Bond’s next trip in the Rolls-Royce was as Monsieur Draco’s future son-in-law.
The Silver Shadow Coupes of the 60s were the last classic Rolls-Royce motorcars. They were the final iterations imbued with elegance and elan whilst eschewing excessive ostentation. They were also the last of the line to carry the name of a coachbuilder, in this instance such as Mulliner Park Ward.