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Lot 150: Rolls-Royce Corniche DHC

Annual Jaguar Heritage + Sports and Prestige Cars, Barons (28 May 2012)

The Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible, first seen in 1971 was mildly reworked in the spring of 1977, and while it was not officially called Corniche II until 1988, Corniche's built between 1977 and 1988 are usually also referred to as such. The major mechanical difference was rack-and-pinion steering, 5mph impact bumpers replaced the original chrome, an aluminium radiator was substituted and an oil cooler was added and a bi-level air conditioning system was added. The Series II was to undergo running changes through its long production run. The changes began with the quiet introduction of the modified rear independent suspension from the soon to be introduced Silver Spirit in March 1979. In March 1981, after the Silver Spirit had gone on sale, the Coupé version of the Corniche and its Bentley sister were discontinued but the DHC or Convertible continued. In 1985 there were also cosmetic and interior changes This 1986 Rolls-Royce Corniche Drop Head Coupe is thought to have covered just 24,600 miles from new and was imported from a Dry American state. Since importation and registration in UK, the car has actually resided in Cyprus as part of a large private collection. The car is offered complete with a new MoT certificate and is fully UK and EEC duty paid and registered. Finished in the original Masons black with tan hood and tan hide, the car is offered complete with the original owners manual, audio manual and service booklet, in the original wallet. The file also includes copies of the original USA title documents and shipping papers. Though registered to a gentleman in Portsmouth, the car only arrived at Southampton dock, from Cyprus, on the 3rd May 2012

Lot Details
Auction Annual Jaguar Heritage + Sports and Prestige Cars
Barons, Sandown Park Exhibition Complex- Surrey Hall
TypeCar
Lot Number150
Estimate£29000-£35000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£25400
Year1986
Condition rating0
Registration numberC458 CTR
Mileage-
Chassis numberSCAZD42AXGCX14453
Engine number14453
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2