FOR SALE: 1980 Rolls Royce Corniche
The Corniche was Rolls Royce\'s coupe and convertible version of the Silver Shadow produced between 1971 and 1996. The Corniche was named \"Silver Shadow Mulliner Park Ward two door fixed head coupe\" (alternatively, drop head coupe) from 1966 until 1971 when the Corniche name was applied. The exterior design was by John Polwhele Blatchley. The car was mildly reworked in the spring of 1977, and while it was not officially called Corniche II until 1988, Corniche\'s built between 1977 and 1988 are usually also referred to as such. The major mechanical difference was rack-and-pinion steering. Alloy and rubber bumpers replaced earlier chrome ones. An aluminum radiator was substituted and an oil cooler was added, and a bi-level air conditioning system was added. The Series II was to undergo running changes through its long production run. The changes began with the quiet introduction of the modified rear independent suspension from the soon to be introduced Silver Spirit in March 1979. In March 1981, after the Silver Spirit had gone on sale, the Coupe version of the Corniche and its Bentley sister were discontinued. For 1985 there were also cosmetic and interior changes. MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present the beautiful 1980 Rolls Royce Corniche II Convertible you see pictured. The two tone gray paint is in excellent condition having been recently repainted, showing only minor imperfections. The same goes for the bumpers and chrome grill. The wheels and tires are also in great condition. The wheels are 15\" Rolls Royce wheels wrapped in P225/75R15 tires. The beautifully kept black convertible top goes up and down with no problems. Just a press of the button and the top comes down effortlessly. It does come with a boot as well. Inside, the red Connolly leather hides are in superb condition with no rips, very little wear on the driver\'s seat and really complement the exterior of the car. Same goes for the door panels and center console. This vehicle is equipped with every option available at the time including AC, cruise control, power windows and power convertible top, amongst other options. The red \"Wilton wool\" carpets are in great shape with no fading, staining or tears that we have seen. All of the wood is in good condition throughout the interior. The original AM/FM/Cassette is still intact as well! Under the hood boasts the Rolls Royce powerhouse 6.8 liter V8 making plenty of power to move this exquisite motorcar. Attached to the engine is a 3 speed automatic. This particular Corniche did come equipped with power steering, AC and power four wheel disc brakes. The VIN is D0409805 and this vehicle has traveled on 48,330 pampered miles which is believed to be actual for the car. It is being sold on a clean Kansas title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!