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1983 Rolls-Royce Corniche 5000 Series Coupe For Sale In London (RHD)
- One of the last of the fixed head coupes
- Ultra rare 5000 series model
- The last coach built Mulliner Park Ward Coupes
- Stunning and ready for immediate delivery
Finished in gleaming Black Pearl metallic coachwork with rich Burgundy Red Connolly hide with Black piping, Burgundy Red Wilton carpets with Black leather binding and fitted lambs wool over rugs. During the extensive restoration, the car was converted to chrome bumpers and fitted with Corniche III aluminium road wheels and a state of the art audio system, with twin fitted USB docking ports. Upon final inspection of this exquisite example, it is evident to see that no small detail has been overlooked during its no expense spared restoration which was carried out by highly regarded marque specialists. Along with history is the original factory supplied service book which is a rarity to see in the 21st century. Supplied new by Caffyns of Eastbourne the service book has been stamped 26 times over the last 36 years which for the first 19 years it was solely maintained by Rolls-Royce dealers and the balance being carried out by some of the finest marque specialists in the county.
Accompanying the car is a complete toolset, owner-driver handbooks, plastic wallet and the original warranty and service books.
On February 4th, 1971 Rolls-Royce Ltd went into receivership following an unmanageable blow out of the development costs of the RB211 jet engine, a new larger engine which the company was developing for the new generation of wide-bodied jets, including the Lockhead Tristar. Motor car production, however, continued without interruption on the specific instructions of E.R. Nicholson who was the receiver, subsequently, he separated the motor car and diesel engine divisions from the aero engine business and in May 1973 a new public company Rolls-Royce Motors Ltd, was formed.
Within two weeks of the company going into receivership a new model was announced, more accurately, an existing model had been significantly revised and given a distinctive new model name. The H J Mulliner Park Ward Coach-built, Silver Shadow and Bentley T series cars became the Corniche, a name shared by Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars. The choice of the model designation Corniche was not a difficult one for the Company. Corniche was a name first registered by Rolls-Royce Ltd in 1939 when it was applied to a high-performance derivative of the Bentley MK V which never saw series production due to the outbreak of World War II.
The Corniche has its origins in the South of France, a part of the world with close associations with Sir Henry Royce, who carried out much of his design work at his winter home La Villa Mimosoa at Le Canadel.
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