1978 Rolls-Royce Corniche I Coupé ContinentalSOLD
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Estimate: £18,000-20,000

Sold: £16,000

Bill Allen from the Styling Department at the Crewe factory had been responsible for the timeless elegance of the H.J. Mulliner, Park Ward two door saloons based on the Silver Shadow's standard coachwork. In 1971 just after the company had been forced to call in the receiver over financial trouble associated with problems in the jet engine production, the two door models were given an independent identity of their own when the Rolls-Royce Corniche was announced. This bold action was well founded, because motor car production was solvent and profitable.
The Corniche received a 10% power increase over the four door Silver Shadow that increased top speed to 120mph and dropped the 0-60mph acceleration to 9.6 seconds. In 1972 the suspension was completely redesigned and radial tyres were fitted, greatly enhancing the car's handling.

This immaculate Corniche was repatriated from Hong Kong where it had covered only 50,000 miles from new having been garaged in the owners temperature controlled underground car park. Since its return to the UK the car has only covered another 4,000 miles and has undergone a thorough mechanical and electrical overhaul including the hydraulic suspension system with no expense spared at P and A Wood, the renowned Rolls Royce specialist. The car is finished in metallic midnight blue with a cream coachline with a cream Connolly hide interior. The walnut woodwork is unmarked and the original blue Wilton carpets with blue lambs wool rugs are in good condition. The split level air conditioning has been uprated to modern specifications with other subtle improvements including a new Alpine Platinum multidisc CD system fitted in the boot with audio controls mounted discreetly in the cabin. The car sits on the original specification Rolls Royce aluminium wheels with whitewall tyres. The Corniche continues to be the car of choice for the rich and famous and still offers some of the best four seater touring money can buy.

Reference Number 4140

as of 9/24/2006

Car 1978 Rolls-Royce Corniche I Coupé Continental
VIN CRH32417 
Exterior / Interior Color      Dark Blue /      Cream 
Mileage 54,000 miles 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
Options Electronics: CD changer, High class audio
Exterior: Alloy rims, Metallic paint
Interior: Leather interior, Wooden trim 
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