• Year of manufacture 
  • Mileage 
    76 701 km / 47 660 mi
  • Car type 
  • Reference number 
  • Drive 
  • Condition 
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Sage Green
  • Metallic 
  • Interior colour 
  • Interior brand colour 
  • Number of doors 
  • Number of seats 
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
  • Gearbox 
  • Performance 
    223 BHP / 227 PS / 167 kW
  • Drivetrain 
  • Fuel type 


Drive: Rear wheel drive
Number of cylinders: 8
Engine capacity: 6.750 cc

Rolls Royce Corniche 1979 Coupe

- Build year: 1979
- Chassis number: CRX 5004/2591L05
- Engine: 6750cc with 223hp
- 76740km
- Color: sage green

Works and service history

- 3/08/2001: purchase invoice by Mr. Maasdijk
- 22/04/2002: new battery
- 06/08/2002: new battery for key, new silencer
- 08/08/2013: new thermostat, O-ring water pump, seal water pump, O ring oil cooler pipe, 4 gasket inlet manifold, steering hose kit, 2 damper rear crossmember, washer pump, cruise control repair, ​​brake pump , brake fluid,
- 10/11/2017: change oil + filters + change gearbox oil + repair choke + repair alarm
- 20/07/2018: new battery + repair fuel pump


- Maintenance bills
- Customs paper (07/01/2021)
- Insurance bills
- Registration paper (Netherlands)
- Technical control of 2015 (73652km)


The name of this superb car originally comes from the French word corniche, a coastal road, especially along the face of a cliff, most notably the Grande

Corniche along the French Riviera above the principality of Monaco. Recalling the seductive Grandes Routières between the two wars like the Phantom II

Continental, the last models with special bodywork of Rolls-Royce - whose execution was entrusted to the firm Mulliner, Park Ward integrated into the group - were

limited to two models only, a two-door coupe (or coach) and a similar convertible, the first arriving in 1966 and the second the following year. These cars were

hand-built in the great tradition of British bodywork using only top-quality materials including Wilton carpets, Connolly leathers, and varnished walnut veneers in

necessarily lengthy processes that spanned 20 weeks and a little more for the more complex convertible to assemble. This attention to detail resulted in a price

tag 50 percent higher than the standard Silver Shadow sedan.

The Corniche has a three-speed automatic transmission (a Turbo Hydramatic 400 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 license 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.

The car originally used a 119.75 in (3,042 mm) wheelbase. This was extended to 120 in (3,048 mm) in 1974 and 120.5 in (3,061 mm) in 1979. The Corniche

was different from other Silver Shadows in that it had exclusive half wheel covers with stainless steel trim (for brake cooling), a 3-spoke steering wheel with a

wood rim, and Rolls Royce’s first standard tachometer.

The Corniche received a mild restyling in the spring of 1977. Difference included rack-and-pinion steering, alloy and rubber bumpers, aluminum radiator, oil

cooler and a bi-level air conditioning system was added. Later changes included a modified rear independent suspension in March 1979. In March 1981, after

the Silver Spirit had gone on sale, the Coupé version of the Corniche and its Bentley sister were discontinued. For 1985 there were also cosmetic and interior



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