1980 Rolls-Royce Corniche
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Last update: 23.09.2016
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1980 Rolls-Royce Corniche for sale
Up for auction a stunningly beautiful and timeless 1980 Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible. A two owner. low mileage. California rust free car that has always been garaged and well maintained. This car has a bit of a high profile past as it was originally purchased and owned by Victoria Principle. best known for her role on the CBS hit show "Dallas". The Corniche name. term for coastal road. was first used as a prototype. The first full generation of the Corniche started in 1971 and ran to 1987. Its beauty and detail represent the handmade craftsmanship of the Vickers era of production. Only 3. 39 convertibles were made over this run for worldwide distribution making this car a rare item. Of course. the Rolls Royce name has long been culturally synonymous with the highest level of anything. This convertible lives up to that expectation.
Manufactured in 1980 in Crewe. England this Rolls Royce is in excellent condition with all gauges. and interior electrical in working condition. The indicators self cancel. and the horn works along with the air conditioning. heater. and AM/FM radio. The original tan interior is in decent condition. it does show signs of wear on the seats and arm rests but overall the interior is very complete and practical. The carpeting is in good condition throughout. The passenger side wood trim door cap is in need of refurbishing. all other wood trim is in great condition considering its age. The trunk space is nice and tidy as well as the engine compartment. The driver and passenger seats recline and operate well. The convertible top functions as it should. and goes up and down with the simple flick of a switch. The leather boot that covers the convertible folding top is in usable condition. as well as the convertible top. The convertible top trim strip that runs across the car at the rear sticks up a bit on the ends and there is a repair needed where it attaches to the body above the B post. These issues could be easily rectified by a good upholstery guy. In fact this car could definitely benefit from a visit to a good upholstery shop to make the interior perfect.
The exterior white paint is in good condition. but has been touched up in a few places of constant wear where small chipping has occurred. The chrome trims are in excellent condition. except for the right rear wheel wall trim and it could do with replacing. This Rolls Royce sits upon 4 good white wall tires with Rolls Royce crested hub emblems that suit the car perfectly.
This Rolls Royce Corniche truly drives like a dream. and it's no wonder these cars are so sought after. The steering is nice and smooth. and the suspension on the car is lovely. It feels as though your floating on a cloud when driving. The brakes are firm and the car pulls up nice and straight upon braking. Mechanically this car is very sound. road worthy. and ready to be enjoyed by its new owner!
The biggest issue this Rolls Royce has is the interior wear. convertible top. and boot cover. If those are replaced or refurbished this car will be top notch. I believe this car to be in good condition. and value it over 30. 00. Please do not bid unless it's a serious offer. Please be aware that this Corniche is more than three and a half decades old. so it is not perfect. but mechanically this car is very sound and personally I would rather deal with interior imperfections over engine and electrical issues.
If you're in the market for a Rolls Royce Corniche then look no further. a wonderful example made by the most reputable brand in automobile production history. As always I would advise inspecting the car in person if at all possible. Please also note that we reserve the right to end this auction early should we receive an offer we can't refuse. Please call for an appointment or with any questions you may have. (310)833-1525 Monday-Friday 7am to 5pm Pacific time.
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