1981 Rolls-Royce Corniche I



  • Year of manufacture 
  • Mileage 
    36 366 mi / 58 526 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
  • Engine number 
  • Electric windows
    Climate control
  • Reference number 
  • Drive 
  • Condition 
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Mason's Black
  • Interior colour 
  • Interior type 
  • Number of doors 
  • Number of seats 
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
  • Gearbox 
  • Drivetrain 
  • Fuel type 


Spectacular condition
Just released from a prominent California collection
Only 36,366 actual miles
One of only 218 produced in 1981
Rare and desirable Corniche Convertible by Mulliner Park Ward
Cost over $160,000 when new, the equivalent of over $500,000 today
Numbers matching 6.75 L V-8 engine
Incredibly well-preserved
Accompanied with its original owner’s manual, tools, and more
Stunning original factory color combination
Performs wonderfully
A dream for the collector or enthusiast!
Tremendous investment potential

Options include:

Factory climate control air conditioning
Power Connolly leather seats
Power windows
Power convertible top
Cruise control
AM/FM stereo
Whitewall tires

Arguably the ultimate 1970s and 1980s status symbol of wealth and success, the Rolls-Royce Corniche was a car sought after by many but one only the fortunate few could afford. Designed and intended to be enjoyed by their lucky owners in warm-weather climates, each Corniche took four months to be hand-built, with two weeks spent on the convertible top alone. With a list price of over $200,000, each car utilized only the finest materials Britain had to offer, including Wilton wool carpeting, Connolly leather, and carefully selected burl walnut veneer.
The magnificent 1981 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible featured here is finished in the stunning factory color combination of Mason’s Black over a Red Connolly leather interior and a black power folding convertible top. Just released from a prominent California collection where it has been beautifully maintained and preserved. This incredible motorcar has spent its entire life in the dry climate of Texas and California and has only been driven a mere 36,000 miles from new. This investment grade 1981 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible has been incredibly well-preserved and is among one of the nicest examples we have brought to market in some time. I personally believe the investment potential of these hand-built works of art will grow beyond your imagination. For all of you who are not familiar, Rolls-Royce no longer exists as it has for the past hundred years; it is now owned by BMW and models are being mass-produced. The days of cars being handcrafted by artisans in Crewe are now just a fond memory. This particular car was built at a time when Rolls-Royce was truly building the world’s finest motorcars with the care and craftsmanship evident in every detail. We are proud to offer this stunning 1981 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible to the most demanding collector, investor, or enthusiast who appreciates low miles and superior condition!
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