Rolls-Royce Corniche II Cabriolet Mulliner Park Ward

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.

Model year 1989 was the final year of the Corniche II model. All were convertibles and had been upgraded from previous years in numerous ways, both cosmetically and mechanically. Enthusiasts generally consider this model year to have been the best year for the Corniche II, with power coming from a dependable and well established 6.75-litre V8 engine mated to a three-speed automatic transmission.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in May of 2010 at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.

6,750 cc overhead valve V8 engine, three-speed automatic transmission, lower wishbones with coil springs and anti-roll bar in front, independent rear suspension with semi-trailing arms and coil springs, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 3,035 mm (119.5")

Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Tom Wood

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