Lot details Registration No: B270RLN Chassis No: SCAZD0008ECH08802 Mot Expiry: March 2006
In production for twenty-five years (between 1971 and 1996), the Rolls-Royce Corniche Drophead came to epitomize luxury open-air motoring. An accepted accoutrement alongside the private jet and crewed yacht for those with a suitably transcontinental lifestyle, it was fabled for its extravagantly sumptuous interior and hushed drivetrain. Named after a region famous for its gently winding roads and breathtaking scenery, it was powered by a tuned version of Crewe's staple 6750cc V8 engine mated to automatic transmission. Equipped with firmer springs, thicker anti-roll bars together and revised steering geometry, it proved a more satisfying drive than its humbler saloon car siblings. Though, the presence of olio-pneumatic suspension and a plethora of electric motors ensured that it remained a singularly cosseting experience.
One of the later generation cars benefiting from split level air conditioning and sharper power-assisted rack and pinion steering, this particular example has the further advantage of a recently renewed mohair hood. Finished in magnolia with beige leather upholstery, it is described by the vendor as being in good condition with regard to its engine, transmission, electrical equipment, interior trim, chassis, bodywork, paintwork and wheels / tyres. Said to have been "regularly serviced by marque specialists and in daily use until of late", we understand that it has had just three registered keepers and covered a mere 53,000 miles from new. Riding on original specification steel wheels, this suave Rolls-Royce is offered for sale with V5C registration document, MOT certificate valid until March 10th 2006 and "good documented service history".