Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible
Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible
Technical Specification

Mark & Model Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible
Year 1974
Registration plate
Chassis Number DRH17457
Engine Number DRH17457
Engine Capacity 6.75 litre
Transmissions Automatic
Body style Convertible
Interior color Cream leather
Exterior color Cream with tan hood
Seating capacity 4/5
Wheels and Tyres Standard steel wheels
Asking Price £ 49,950
The luxury two-door Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible was produced between 1971 and 1995, and it is believed a little over 3,000 were built. The Corniche was a development of the two-door version of the earlier Silver Shadow made by the Rolls-Royce subsidiary coachbuilder, Mulliner Park Ward. The build of the Corniche was carried out in London at Mulliner Park Ward. This particular vehicle was delivered new in the UK in May 1974, before spending time in the USA and then returning to the UK – and a new Jersey-based owner - in 2016. A copy of the original Rolls-Royce construction and test record is held on file.
This is a luxury convertible, built in limited numbers by a prestigious manufacturer for discerning drivers. It drives very well, having been reasonably well maintained in recent years with additional mechanical and bodywork repairs carried out when required. The current Jersey registration number is not included in the sale and will be retained by the current owner.
The car was re-painted whilst in the USA, changing the colour from the original Regency Bronze to cream. Some bodywork/paint repairs were completed in 2021 and, whilst the body shows some signs of use, it remains in a very presentable condition. The convertible hood is in excellent condition.
The cabin is a work of art with an enormous amount of time, money and care lavished by Rolls-Royce in its creation. The sumptuous leather upholstery benefitted from expensive renovation works in 2017 and remains in overall good condition. The dash and wood fittings are in equally good condition.
The engine is an all-alloy, 6.75 litre, OHV V8 and was beautifully built, with well-maintained units expected to achieve 500,000 miles without major issue. The car has sophisticated four-wheel independent suspension using coil springs, augmented with an hydraulic self-levelling system (similar to the mechanism used by Citroën, built under licence by Rolls-Royce). The engine runs well and the car drives very well. Some work is currently being undertaken to rectify a few issues found with the hydraulic systems.
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