From making turbojet engines for aircraft to handcrafted luxury vehicles, the Rolls-Royce brand needs no introduction. One of Rolls-Royce’s success stories was the Rolls-Royce Corniche. Corniche stands for a coastal road especially one which is along the face off the cliff. The Corniche is a two-door, RWD luxury car that was offered as a hardtop and a convertible. The first-generation Corniche was produced from 1971-1987, and our subject specimen is a 1985 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible aka Drophead with just 32,500 original miles on the clock
The exterior is painted in a regal Rolls-Royce white with a matching beige interior, a relatively rare color combination. It sits on a set of OEM Rolls-Royce wheels with new tires and brakes. The interior is embellished with wood grain trim. The windshield has been replaced with a new one imported from the UK. The convertible top motor has also been replaced with a new unit. The car has recently undergone a service by a Rolls-Royce Specialist, with a recent oil change. A new steering rack and pinion have also been installed. As desirable now as it was 35 years ago, this rare-color combination Corniche’s low mileage and exquisite condition make it quite a catch
Rolls-Royce long-serving and reliable L410 6.75L V8 engine powers the Corniche’s rear wheels through a 3-speed automatic. The engine produces 237bhp and is enough for a rated top speed of 118mph. Four-wheel independent suspension with coil springs, ventilated disc brakes and Bosch KE/K-Jetronic fuel injection are some upgrades that this Corniche carries over earlier examples.