1978 | Rolls-Royce Corniche

1978 Rolls-Royce Corniche Fixed Head Coupe (RHD)

AUD 91,416

 

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1978 | Rolls-Royce Corniche

1978 Rolls-Royce Corniche Fixed Head Coupe (RHD)
AUD 91,416

 

United Kingdom

 
Coupe
147/200 kw/hp
45,260 mls
Daniel Donovan

DD Classics Ltd.

  • Vehicle details

    Vehicle data
    Make Rolls-Royce
    Model Corniche
    Model name Corniche
    Year of manufacture 1978
    Mileage 45,260 mls
    Technical details
    Body style Coupe
    Body detail Coupe
    Power (kw/hp) 147/200
    Cubic capacity (ccm) 6,750
    Cylinders 8
    Doors 2
    Steering Right (RHD)
    Transmission Automatic
    Front Brake Disc
    Rear Brake Disc
    Fuel Petrol
    Individual configuration
    Exterior colour Silver
    Manufacturer colour name Silver Sand
    Interior colour Red
    Interior material Leather

Description

1978 Rolls-Royce Corniche Fixed Head Coupe (RHD)

  • Stunning combination of Champagne over St James Red leather
  • One of only 1,108 Fixed Head Coupes ever built
  • A wonderfully elegant and understated grand tourer
  • Truly a magnificent automobile

On February 4th, 1971 Rolls-Royce Ltd went into receivership following an unmanageable blow out of the development costs of the RB211 jet engine, a new larger engine which the company was developing for the new generation of wide-bodied jets, including the Lockhead Tristar. Motor car production, however, continued without interruption on the specific instructions of E.R. Nicholson who was the receiver, subsequently, he separated the motor car and diesel engine divisions from the aero engine business and in May 1973 a new public company Rolls-Royce Motors Ltd, was formed.

Within two weeks of the company going into receivership a new model was announced, more accurately, an existing model had been significantly revised and given a distinctive new model name. The H J Mulliner Park Ward Coach-built, Silver Shadow and Bentley T series cars became the Corniche, a name shared by Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars. The choice of the model designation Corniche was not a difficult one for the Company. Corniche was a name first registered by Rolls-Royce Ltd in 1939 when it was applied to a high-performance derivative of the Bentley MK V which never saw series production due to the outbreak of World War II.

The Corniche has its origins in the South of France, a part of the world with close associations with Sir Henry Royce, who carried out much of his design work at his winter home La Villa Mimosoa at Le Canadel.

Produced between 1971 and 1995, the Rolls-Royce Corniche and sister Bentley Continental was the global pinnacle in luxury personal transportation, aging gracefully and successfully carrying along the lines that first appeared in 1967 all the way through to the 1990s. It has always been a beloved automobile, from Global Royalty to the Hollywood glitterati, the car still retains its prestige and status to date.

Our car is a rare Corniche indeed being a Fixed Head Coupe which was only produced for 10 years between 1971 and 1981. What makes this car even more special is that it’s a later example which benefits from the much improved styling changes in 1976 with larger rear arches and the far more modern looking bumpers. Finished in Silver Sand over St James Red interior, this Corniche is a wonderful specimen.

Now available for viewing at the DD Classics Dealership in London, please call 0208 878 3355 for more information.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the above information but errors may occur. Please check with a salesperson.

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Dealer-Imprint

Daniel Donovan

DD Classics Ltd.
Unit 3 Shield Drive, West Cross Business Park, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9EX 

+44(0)208 8783355
+44(0)7850 888880
[email protected]




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DD Classics Ltd.
Daniel Donovan
97-101 North Road
United Kingdom TW9 4HJ Kew
Daniel Donovan
97-101 North Road
United Kingdom TW9 4HJ Kew
DD Classics Ltd.
Daniel Donovan
97-101 North Road
United Kingdom TW9 4HJ Kew
Daniel Donovan
97-101 North Road
United Kingdom TW9 4HJ Kew
Daniel Donovan
DD Classics Ltd.
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