1977 Rolls-Royce Corniche I

Coupe

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1977
  • Mileage 
    22 976 mi / 36 977 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    30102
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

One of only 310 Corniche FHC ever produced. A truly magnificent example that has only covered just under 23,000 miles from new and only 1,050 of those miles since the last owner (that owner being of British nobility) purchased the car some 32 years ago.

When reading through the fantastic history file that accompanies the car, it's obvious how much care and attention was spent towards the choosing the original specification. The colour of choice was the stunning Le Mans Blue over a Magnolia Hide with blue piping throughout. Additional factory options included; Hide to headlining and lower dash plus light effect Burr Walnut veneers.

This particular car also benefits from the mid-year restyling production upgrade carried out in the spring of 1977. Although internally known at Crewe as a Corniche 11, the car was not badged as such. The upgrades and improvements included revised fascia and centre console, a fully automatic bi-level air conditioning system, rack-and-pinion steering, electronic ignition, revised SU carburation, all power brakes, twin exhaust system, rubber bumpers, lower front air dam and rectangular reversing lamps and front fog lamps. This particular example has been further upgraded with 15" Rolls-Royce alloy wheels and new Avon whitewall tyres.

Following our acquisition, we entrusted the car to marque specialists Hillier Hill to carry-out a full recommissioning works which included fresh service, starter motor, ignition, brakes inc. brake pump, camber bushes, fuel pump and tank, air conditioning upgrade and new white wall tyres. Historical Crewe internal documentation inc. original order with various correspondence requesting VIP build scheduled, post production test and final sign of sheets, sales invoice - delivery note and warranty card. The car is complete with its original tool roll, owner's handbook and presents in spectacular condition throughout.

Without doubt the finest example we have ever handled or come across.