Lot 182 - 1975 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible
|Registration||EU Taxes paid|
|Odometer reading||73,617 miles|
|Estimate||£15,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £20,720|
The origins of the Corniche came from the continuation of the 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Coupé and 1967 Drophead, constructed by the famed coachbuilder Mulliner Park Ward in London. The car was named after the stunning roads along the Côte d’Azur in France and was an elegant two door car available with either a coupé or convertible body. By 1982, the coupé had ceased production but convertibles continued to be built until 1996. The first Rolls-Royce to wear the Corniche name was a 1939 prototype based on the Bentley Mk. V, although this was never produced due to the onset of World War II. The car used the standard Rolls-Royce V8 engine as fitted to the Silver Shadow and had an aluminium-silicon alloy block and aluminium cylinder heads with cast iron wet cylinder liners. The fuel system was in the form of twin SU carburettors which were later replaced with Bosch fuel injection from 1980 onwards.
This lefthand drive Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible has resided in California before returning to the UK recently. She is finished in Ivory with Chestnut interior and a brown hood and will require some recommissioning. We are aware she has been standing for some time although it is believed she runs fine although does have a gearbox oil leak. Without doubt this is one of the best value for money Corniche Convertibles we have seen for quite some time. These are super stylish cars with the comfort and prestige you can expect from such a prestigious marque. Supplied with the Californian Certificate of Title.
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