1980 Rolls-Royce Corniche CORNICHE DROP HEAD COUPE CONVERTIBLE
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|Color:||Le Mans Blue|
|Trim:||LE MANS BLUE WITH DARK BLUE LEATHER|
|Interior Color:||Dark Blue with Magnolia Piping|
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1980 Rolls-Royce Corniche CORNICHE DROP HEAD COUPE CONVERTIBLE for sale
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This particular example was purchased new on 8/1/1980 and originally serviced primarily at Overseas Motors. Fort Worth. Texas. Finished in it's original and highly striking 'Le Mans Blue' factory color paint with chrome Rolls Royce wheels. gold pin stripes and with original matching 'Dark Blue leather hides with Magnolia piping' and full Royal blue carpeting. All the chromework including the Rolls Royce grille is absolutely outstanding and the interior is in virtually completely original condition with it's original leather seats in very fine condition and the original leather dashboard is also original and in exceptional condition (always garaged from the sun). The original mohair headliner is also in very fine condition. The original and magnificent burled walnut woodwork is also in exceptional condition and the Magnolia power soft top has been replaced at some time and is in very fine condition and works as it should and the car has it's original matching dark blue boot (tonneau cover). All the power options and electric windows are working as they should and the air conditioning system has been converted to R134a!
The car has been extraordinarily well maintained and serviced in recent years with full service history and with many thousands of dollars spent in preventive maintenance. We also have serviced the car after recently purchasing it and prior to sale at our renown local Rolls Royce / Bentley independent specialists and the car therefore obviously runs extremely well - the engine purrs like a kitten. never stalls or idles rough and is extremely reliable - there is plenty of power to pull away at the lights and it cruises at high speeds with absolute ease. The transmission shift is almost imperceptibly smooth and the temperature always remains cool. The Corniche is truly a sensual car that you can drive with your fingertips. smooth and relatively silent. it's thoroughly therapeutic for both drivers and passengers. The delightful precision action of the electrically powered steering column gear change and the ultra light weighted power steering allows one to park this 5000lbs of pure luxury with literally one finger and this long but actually quite slender car is anything but ponderous thanks to it's torque and brilliant turning radius! The ride is truly luxurious from a high riding position and the soft feel of the Corniche is like no other car on the road. This particular model drives particularly well and must be driven and seen to be fully appreciated.
The Corniche was Rolls Royce's coupe and convertible versions of the Silver Shadow saloon and was first produced between 1971 and 1996. The model was assembled in Crewe and finished in London at the renown Rolls Royce coachbuilders 'Mulliner Park Ward' as a continuation of their 1965 Silver Shadow coupe and 1967 drophead. with the Corniche name applied in 1971. The Corniche coupe was discontinued in 1982. Total production of the coupes (1971-82) was only 1. 08 and of the convertibles (1971-87) was only 3. 39. The car as reworked in 1986 as the Corniche II (with 1. 26 produced). in 1989 as the Corniche III (with 452 produced) and in 1993 as the Corniche IV (with only 244 produced) when production was moved to Crewe after the closure of Mulliner Park Ward and the final form in 2000 was as the Corniche V after which producti
Without a doubt you will look long and hard to find a more striking example of this rare and very collectible Corniche drophead coupe. an obviously always garaged car with no history of any accidents and absolutely no rust! This is one of the last in the original line of cars hand built in the legendary Rolls Royce Crewe factory and then converted at their renown coachbuilder's Mulliner Park Ward. of London England with a quality and craftsmanship that far surpasses that of today's mass produced models with many BMW parts - complete with original decanters and crystal shot glasses stored in the doors and all original owner's handbooks. manuals and factory tools this is indeed a rare opportunity to own a piece of classic automotive history. from a time when Rolls Royce was truly building the world's finest automobiles - a lovely Corniche for the Rolls Royce enthusiast or simply an outstandingly striking example of a very rare and unusual Rolls Royce for the discerning luxury classic car owner!
For further information contact West Coast Classics through EBay or on 310-399-3990 during regular California business hours.
WEST COAST CLASSICS. LLC Please note: TERMS OF SALE: YOU BID TO OWN: This vehicle is being sold by West Coast Classics. LLC; we are licensed and bonded vehicle dealers in the state of California. Please note that all vehicles sold to be registered in the state of California will be charged California sales tax on the final EBay sales price and any required government licensing. smog. documentation and registration fees. If leaving the state or country. the vehicle must be picked up by a professional licensed auto transportation company that can provide a bill of lading. otherwise California sales tax will be charged. (All licensed auto transport companies provide these). Any out of the state and international buyers will upon completion of the sale be sent by FEDEX the title and bill of sale for the vehicle and will be personally responsible for any sales tax and licensing and registration fees in their home state or province. All bids are legal and binding contracts to purchase the vehicle and by bidding you are hereby entering into a legal and binding contract to purchase the vehicle and agreeing to accept and abide by these terms of sale: Mechanical inspections welcomed; if you wish to inspect the vehicle you must do so before bidding; upon request seller will be happy to deliver the vehicle to a local Santa Monica mechanic of your choice for your prepaid inspection before the reserve price is met. Once the reserve price is met this vehicle is to be considered sold in ‘as is. where is' condition to the highest bidder with no guaranties or warranties implied or given. Please have all funds available before bidding as a $1. 00 non-refundable deposit is required from the winning bidder within 48 hours (2 business days) of auction end; an immediate $500 non-refundable deposit is required through Ebay's Paypal service to end the auction early if the "Buy it now" option is exercised and the balance in full is due within ten days of auction end in any case. In the case these terms of sale are not met seller reserves the right to either re-list the vehicle or offer the vehicle to the next highest bidder. Seller reserves the right to end the auction at any time before the reserve price is met. Payment by bank wire transfer. cash in person or cashiers check only. All inspections must be done prior to bidding. The non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1. 00 is due within 48 hours of the auction end via bank wire transfer or cashier's check via overnight mail. The full payment must be completed within 10 days regardless of a pick up date. In the event the deposit is not posted within the required period of time. the vehicle will be offered for sale to the next subsequent high bidder or relisted for sale. This is to be considered an absolute sale and the buyer is required to comply with all of my conditions in these terms of sale. By placing a bid and winning the auction you hereby agree to abide completely with these terms of sale and the terms of sale are to be considered a legal and binding purchase agreement. Once again. please note that there are no inspections to be made after the auction ends - please be sure to complete any inspection before bidding. The Seller reserves the right to cancel any bid at any time and to end the auction early for any reason. The seller makes every effort to describe in detail any known flaws in the vehicle and includes many detailed and recent photos of the vehicle. The mileage on the vehicle is correct at the time of listing but obviously subject to minor changes necessary to complete delivery of the vehicle to the buyer and test drives etc. Please note that all used vehicles. especially classic and older vehicles. are by definition unique and complex and their condition. for better or worse. must always be considered a subjective opinion to each individual. Therefore the seller shall not be responsible for the absolute correct description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein. and makes no guaranties or warranty in connection therewith. Vehicles are sold with one master key unless otherwise stated. Vehicles are sold with handbooks and manuals only if stated in the advertisement. Buyer hereby acknowledges that any definition or terms relating to a "matching numbers" description of any car has been met and the buyer has inspected the car and is satisfied with the description prior to bidding or purchase. No allowance will be made on account of any incorrectness. imperfection. defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle. and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value of the vehicle before bidding and to bid based upon that judgment solely. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs whatsoever regardless of any oral or written statements about the vehicle. A documentation fee of $65. which is capped and regulated in California as opposed to some other states. is charged on each sale. which once established legally has to be charged equally on each sale. to cover any necessary costs related to FEDEX mailings and other professional documentation paperwork fees for processing documents to establish title and registration in order to complete the transfer of documents to the new registered owner. Good luck and thanks for your interest!
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