Attention: This car is currently in a non-publicly accessible part of the museum. Viewing of the car is possible by appointment only.
This Rolls-Royce Corniche from 1978 was originally delivered to a consumer in California. Later in it's life, it was registered in Las Vegas and Alaska. The current Belgian owner imported the car in 2009 to Belgium from Alaska. The car is well preserved. The state of the paint and the chrome is very good. The vinyl roof shows is no signs of aging.. On the inside, the woodwork is in a very nice condition. The top of the dash shows is nice without any cracks. Cosmetically, only the carpet requires some attention. The leather on the seats is in good original condition but you can see that the seats are used.
Technically, this Corniche is in a solid condition, apart from a few minor issues that have come with the fact that the car is seldom used. The car is in need of service with special attention to the power-steering and the brakes.
The in 1971 introduced first generation Rolls-Royce Corniche, was in fact the coupé and convertible version of the Silver Shadow, with the same 6750 cc (220 hp) V8 engine and automatic transmission. An exactly similar Bentley, the grille and the name on some parts were different, was produced with the same model name (from 1984 onwards named Continental). In 1939 the name Corniche (French for overhanging coastal road) was used for the first time for a Rolls-Royce prototype, based on the Bentley MK V. This car never came into production due to the outbreak of the Second World War.
During the production years there were many improvements and a huge facelift from chrome to rubber bumpers. In 1977 the Corniche underwent again a minor facelift. Cars for the US market received an airbag for the driver and the European version was equipped with ABS. After the introduction in 1981 of the Silver Spirit, the Corniche was no longer available as a coupé. From that moment on, the iconic Flying Lady on the hood of the convertible became retractable.
Rolls-Royce Corniche from 1978
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