Rolls Royce Corniche
Cylinders: 6750 cc
Gearbox: 3-speed automatic
Fuel Type: petrol
Condition (1-10): 9
The Corniche was a development of the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, with the two door variants of that model marketed as the Silver Shadow Mulliner Park Ward two door fixed head coupé & drop head coupe from 1966 until 1971 when the Corniche name was applied.
The Corniche nameplate stems from the originally French and Italian term for a coastal road, especially along the face of a cliff.
The corniche was assembled and finished in London at Mulliner Park Ward as continuation of the predecessor model and had the company’s 6.75-liter V8 engine which could produce 218 horsepower and a maximum speed of 210 km/h. Moreover, a three-speed automatic transmission sourced from General Motors was standard. A four-wheel independent suspension with coil springs was augmented with a hydraulic self-levelling system (using the same system as did Citroën, but without pneumatic springs, and with the hydraulic components built under licence by Rolls-Royce), at first on all four, but later on the rear wheels only. Four wheel disc brakes were specified, with ventilated discs added for 1972.
This is a relatively rare find today with only 1090 Rolls-Royce Corniche Coupe produced.
Our car is on the button and in very good condition in all major respects. Drive her home!