The Corniche name dates back to 1939 when a prototype was created based on the Bentley Mark V. Unfortunately, the car was never produced due to the onset of the first world war. The Corniche nameplate finally made its debut in 1971, in the form of a two-door, front-engine luxury car that was to appeal to rich and daring. This 1986 Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible has reportedly been well looked after since day one of its purchase and is currently for sale in Florida, with no more than 37k miles on the clock.
The Corniche was a hefty two-door sports car, with an emphasis on luxury around the exterior that includes a massive front grille, quad headlights, a flashy chrome bumper up front, and the iconic "Spirit of Ecstasy. This recently-serviced Rolls Royce has a fully-functional beige soft top with frameless windows and a chrome body line that extends all the way to the rear fins of the car. The Interior is primarily beige, with fine wood varnish panels that give it a two-tone look. This 1986 Corniche has plush beige leather seats with black trim, matching door panels, a headliner, and a dashboard with wooden accents that stretch to the doors and the center console. You will also observe hints of chrome glimmering in various places inside the cabin
The engine under the long hood of the Corniche tucks away its 6.75L (famously six and three-quarter) V8 with twin SU carburetors that have been mated with a 3-speed automatic transmission. When new, the car was rated to produce up to 218 hp and achieve a top speed of just over 125 mph.