1977 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible

Lot: 731

Sold for (£): 25,850
Offered for sale is a 6.8L 1977 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible automatic that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 80 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Perfect for luxury grand-touring on the continent...As the car of choice for the "global elite", the Corniche convertible had a waiting list of two years when new and was one of the most expensive production cars of the era. In February 1977, the Corniche was heavily revised, with the most obvious changes being the split level automatic air conditioning and the rubber-faced bumpers from the Shadow II. Mechanically, the biggest improvement was the fitting of rack and pinion steering replacing the old recirculating ball setup.
The next big change was to mirror the Shadow's replacement, the Silver Spirit, receiving that car's new rear suspension and mineral oil hydraulics in 1979, a year prior to its launch. Now recognised as the most stylish of 'boulevardiers', the imposing Corniche with its unparalleled luxury and silky smooth 6.8 litre V8, is held in high regard by even the most discerning of enthusiasts.

This left-hand drive, early, Corniche Convertible was first registered in the UK in 2015, and shows a mere 45,000 kilometres or 27,961 miles. Our vendor had the car serviced in 2015 and a brand new hood, including headlining, was fitted at a cost of £5,000 in 2016. Having flown through its MoT with no advisories, the current MoT is valid until July 2016. With a quirky number plate that is bound to raise a smile with those who have had dealings with HMRC, this car is ready for continental touring or wafting the family to the pub on a sunny afternoon.

 

Lot Details

Registration: VAT85R RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Year: 1977 Engine size: 6.8L
Make: Rolls-Royce Odometer reading (miles): 44500
Model: Corniche Convertible MOT expiry: 2016-07-10
Warranted: No Chassis number: DRX30903

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 80 / 135

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About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history