Rolls-Royce Corniche IV Cabriolet

With the release of the smaller Silver Shadow, Rolls-Royce made a dramatic departure from its much larger Silver Clouds of years past. The two-door Corniche models, launched in 1971, brought a whole new group of buyers into the Rolls-Royce dealerships. With production continuing through 1996 (before a re-introduction in 2000), the stately, elegant and exceptionally luxurious Corniche was one of the most desirable and distinctive Rolls-Royces ever offered – a symbol of prestige the world over.

The final version, prior to the limited “Corniche S,” was introduced in 1993 as the Corniche IV, and only 219 were built in total. Although this latest model carried over the elegant design of its predecessors, it benefited from adaptive suspension, a four-speed automatic transmission, driver and passenger airbags, a CFC-free air conditioning system and a glass rear window, among other smaller improvements.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in June of 2011 at the Syon House, London.

6,750 cc overhead-valve V-8 engine with Bosch engine management system, four-speed automatic gearbox, independent suspension front and rear, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes. Wheelbase: 120.5".

Source: RM Auctions

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