<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154

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Lot 26
1976 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE COUPE

Sold for US$ 50,600 inc. premium
1976 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE COUPE
Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd

Chassis no. CPE26154

6,750cc OHV V8 Engine
215bhp at 4,200rpm
3-Speed Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes


*Beautifully maintained example
*Just over 26,000 recorded miles
*A true hand built luxury machine
*Documented service history
*Offered with books, tools, and jack



THE ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE

Rolls-Royce's final coachbuilt models were entrusted to the company's in-house coachbuilder, Mulliner, Park Ward. The cars were hand built in the best traditions of British coachbuilding, using only materials of the finest quality, including Wilton carpeting, Connolly hides and burr walnut veneers, a necessarily lengthy process that took all of 20 weeks for the saloon and slightly longer for the more complex convertible. This painstaking attention to detail resulted in a price some 50% higher than the standard Silver Shadows. Nevertheless, demand for these more glamorous alternatives to the much more numerous Silver Shadow was strong right from the start, a state of affairs that resulted in them being given their own model name - 'Corniche' - in March 1971.

The well tried aluminum V8 engine was adopted, displacing 6,750cc, driving through a Turbo Hydramatic 400 three-speed automatic gearbox. For the Corniche model, power output was enhanced by about 10%, providing greater torque and giving the car a top speed on the order of 118mph with sports car-beating acceleration to match. The independent coil spring suspension provided the smoothest of rides, complemented by a hydraulic self-leveling system in the rear.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Offered here is a low-mileage, original and exceptionally well-preserved example of the renowned grand touring Rolls-Royce Corniche Coupe. The car is believed to have had few owners and benefitted from careful use, resulting in a recorded mileage of just over 26,000. Service stamps from new all the way through to 1997 document the car's extensive maintenance history.

The coupe has received a full repaint by the well-known marque specialists at Vantage Motorworks in Miami, Florida, in the tasteful and fitting two-tone Silver Sand over Brown color scheme, which subtly accents the flowing lines of this elegant coupe. The chrome and stainless brightwork present equally well throughout. New, correct white wall Avon tires were sourced from England, completing the car's graceful outward appearance. The interior is trimmed in Tan Connolly hides with dark piping, and the cockpit is copiously appointed with elegant wood finishes. Complete with its service books, jack, and tools, the Corniche is stunning inside and out. It is a true representative example attesting to the quality of these great, hand built Rolls-Royce motorcars.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the correct chassis number for this car is CRE26154.
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<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154
<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154
<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154
<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154
<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154
<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154
<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154
<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154
<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154
<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154
<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154
<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154
<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154
<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154
<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154
<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154
<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154
<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154
<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154
<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154
<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154
<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154
<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154
<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154
<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154
<B>1976 ROLLS-ROYCE  CORNICHE COUPE<BR />Coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CPE26154
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