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Rolls-Royce Corniche II
- Steering Wheel:LHD
- Fuel Type:Petrol
- Year:1988 (E)
- Interior Trim:Black
- Only 24,400 miles from new!
- Beautiful Masons Black with Black hide piped Ivory
- Same ownership for the past 15 years
- Exceptional condition throughout
- Electric memory seats, ABS & EFi as standard
- Original factory supplied books & tools
Standing regally in fantastic Masons Black coachwork with Black Connolly hide and matching Wilton carpets. Ivory piping, mirror finish Burr Walnut wood set and matching hood bag trimmed to match the main hide. Colour coded bumpers and stainless-steel polished wheel trims with painted wheel embellishers to match the coachwork. Series II cars benefitted from a host of cosmetic and technical features which included redesigned seats which were fully electric and with added bonus of a memory option as well, air conditioning, cruise control, town & country horns. A prettier fascia was also installed with overall instruments to match the mile meter. ABS brakes and fuel injection as standard equipment – solex injection was removed which increased the overall power by 14% to make high speed driving even more effortless.
Having covered 24,000 miles from new over the past 35 years this is truly an exceptional example of the marque to be able to present.
Built to North American specification, this incredible car left the Mulliner Park Ward, Willesden factory in 1988 and shipped across the Atlantic to its first lucky owner. In 2007 the car was acquired by previous owner at 16,708 miles and the RR resided at their glamours NY address 150 West and 26th Street. During their 15-year ownership the Corniche covered 8,000 miles.
Door and hood fitment is critical to these coachbuilt cars and this car ticks all the boxes. The hood fits water tight around the windscreen and all of the timber is in perfect order. The best reflection of how one of these cars should have been maintained is to inspect the Wilton carpet, we always pay a particular amount of attention to this when we are buying these cars. Correctly looked after this weave is made to last a life time. The Wilton throughout this example even inside the boot is as new, no sign of wear – a true reflection of how this example has been cherished.
Accompanying the car we have the complete set of factory supplied owner hand books, tool set, US title and factory dating certification on file.
The Corniche has its origins in the South of France, a part of the world with close associations with Sir Henry Royce, who carried out much of his design work at his winter home La Villa Mimosa at Le Canadel.
On February 4th 1971 Rolls-Royce Ltd went into receivership following an unmanageable blow out of the development costs of the RB211 jet engine, a new larger engine which the company was developing for the new generation of wide-bodied jets, including the Lockhead Tristar. Motor car production, however, continued without interruption on the specific instructions of E.R. Nicholson who was the receiver, subsequently, he separated the motor car and diesel engine divisions from the aero engine business and in May 1973 a new public company Rolls-Royce Motors Ltd, was formed.
- Steering WheelLHD
- Fuel TypePetrol
- Year1988 (E)
- Interior TrimBlack
- Body TypeConvertible
- Engine and Drivetrain
- Steering WheelLHD