2000 Rolls-Royce Corniche V
Year of manufacture2000
Number of seats2
2000 Rolls-Royce Corniche V Convertible
Registration no. to be advised
Chassis no. YCH68156
The original Corniche convertible had been a major success for Rolls-Royce, so the revival of the model in 1999 after a gap of five years caused considerable excitement. Costing £250,000 in the UK at time of launch, the new Corniche more than lived up to its illustrious name and proved an immense success, especially in North America where its combination of unmatched luxury, effortless performance, and soft-top style was found highly attractive. When production ceased in 2002 only 374 of these '2nd Generation' Corniches had been built, of which only 48 were right-hand drive like this beautiful example.
One the last hand-built Rolls-Royces to leave the factory in Crewe, this Corniche V has belonged to the current vendor since 2015, while the immediately preceding owner, a member of the nobility, had owned it since 2008. Since acquisition the car has formed part of the vendor's private collection, being kept at a constant temperature in a de-humidified garage and professionally valeted on site fortnightly. Described as in concours condition, the Corniche has benefited from extensive mechanical and electrical renovation while in the vendor's care, with works totalling £26,000 carried out over the last four years by recognised marque specialists, Phantom Motors Ltd. Only some 6,500 miles have been covered since 2008, during which period eight services have been carried out (approximately one every 800 miles). The last service was carried out May 2019 (150 miles covered since) and the car is MoT'd until 1st December 2019. Service history is extensive, including every service invoice, MoT certificates, all original invoices, and full Rolls-Royce factory specification in a leather-bound folder.
This car's standard equipment includes an adjustable steering column, air conditioning, central locking, and electrically adjustable heated seats. Options fitted at the factory include the following:
Burr walnut veneer trim and waist rails; blue hood; dark blue carpets; French Navy seat piping; R-R emblems stitched to headrests; wood veneer steering wheel with French Navy leather centre; dark blue lambs' wool rugs; painted wheels with chrome-plated wheel finishers; thin coachlines; painted exterior mirror caps.
Also particularly noteworthy is the new Alpine CDE-178BT sound system, new Audison speakers (x8), and 4 x 130W channel amplifier with hands-free Bluetooth connection (fitted in 2015 at a cost of £2,100). Finished in Royal Blue with Barely hide (Magnolia) interior, arguably the most sought after colour combination, this exceptional last-of-the-line Corniche has covered only some 26,750 moles from new and is presented in truly immaculate condition.