1979 Rolls-Royce Corniche I

Corniche II No Reserve

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1979
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Lot number 
    146
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French title
Chassis n° DRX50032

- Elegant combination of colors
- Distinguished cabriolet
- Recent work performed
- No reserve

Introduced in 1977, Corniche II offered aesthetic improvements as well as mechanical such as the addition of ABS, which helped bring the model to a point of maturity.
The model we present was ordered new in 1978 and left the factory on July 26, 1979. The car was then delivered new in Paris in its left hand drive configuration, sheathed in a "highland" green paint. In 1999 the previous owner had bought the car from a Japanese ship owner who had converted the car to right hand drive. Today, it has been in the same hands for two years and has retained its original color with a beautiful beige leather interior with green piping. In 2018, it benefited from an overhaul for almost € 9,000, including the replacement of the rear shock absorbers, ball joints, and even a repair of the air conditioning unit. The rear suspension spheres were changed in 2019 at Americo Automobile which recommended, on occasion, a repair of the braking system which will be carried out. Our test revealed a vehicle that was pleasant to use, despite a small acceleration hole that will have to be adjusted. Slip aboard the refined cabin with an inimitable smell, wake up the discreet V8 then activate the electric top before hitting the road on what could be akin to a flying carpet, these are the pleasures that await the future owner of this prestigious automobile. Know how to seize the opportunity !

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1979-rolls-royce-corniche-ii-no-reserve-3980-146