1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche, Concours condition, paint to sample, updated service
- Condition: Used
- Make: Rolls-Royce
- Model: Corniche
- SubModel: Corniche Convertible
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: COnvertible
- Year: 1973
- Mileage: 76,000
- VIN: DRB 15807
- Color: Roman Purple Metallic
- Engine size: 6.75 Liter
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Magnolia Leather
- Options: Cassette Player, Convertible, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche Corniche Convertible
Pedigree Motorcars is proud to offer this special 1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible.This is not a typical cheap Rolls-Royce that will require many thousands of dollars being spent on it. This Corniche is for the discriminating enthusiast/collector who wants the best and is looking for a turn key example. We have done everything our Rolls-Royce Specialist has recommended to ensure a safe and reliable driving experience. His impression of this Corniche are "this is the nicest chrome bumper Corniche I have seen in 20 years" We have also driven this car a few hundred miles prior to putting it on the market. It has proven to be one of the finest examples of its kind and very reliable.
For information on this Corniche, contact
Ken Baker at 561-866-1601.
In mid August 1972 Mrs. Skestos of Columbus, Ohio visited Rolls-Royce of Columbus and placed an order on this very special Corniche convertible. She was very specific in what she wanted and had this car built specifically to her tastes.
With a total price of $38,645 this Corniche was one of the most expensive cars available to purchase at that time. She ordered the car in a paint to sample color of Roman purple metallic with a beige convertible top and Magnolia leather interior. She specified that the plum colored carpets had magnolia binding and that the piping on the seats were in plum hide. She also specified that the top role and the surrounding ashtrays also in plum hide. To finish it off, she had twin thin Magnolia fine lines painted along the coach lines of the car. So specific was Mrs. Skestos, that she specified front fog lamps be mounted on the chrome bumper and an altimeter be installed on the glove box door.
Throughout this cars 43 year life, it has only had three owners. Every one of them lovingly taking care of this car to maintain it to the highest standards. We purchased this car from a local Florida Rolls-Royce collector. He felt that owning five Corniche's was too much and sold a couple of them.
This was one of the last chrome bumper Corniche's to be offered in the United States market. It has exquisite attention to detail and is a rapidly appreciating classic. Prior to purchasing this car we looked into its history and found that it had extensive service work performed the year prior to us purchasing. Included in that work was:
- · Replacement of all ignition wires
- · New cap and rotor
- · New assembly leads to all of the spark plugs
- · Repair of the horn
- · Adjust driver's door striker
- · Evacuate and recharge air-conditioning system with R12
- · Overhaul carburetors with new needle and seat
- · Replacement of the spark plugs
- · Overhaul of the header tank
- · Repair wire harness
- · Bead both brake systems and refill brake reservoirs
- · Repair inoperable windows
- · Replace power steering line
When we purchased the car we found it had only been driven about 100 miles in the previous year. From sitting the car needed some work, so to get the car ready for sale, and ensure it is a turn key Rolls-Royce we had performed:
- · Repair inoperable rear window
- · Repair inoperable convertible top
- · Change oil and filter
- · Reset Idle
- · Replace battery
- · Recharge air-conditioning with R12
- · Check condition of brakes, belts, hoses all in excellent condition
- · Fit for new tires
- · Install new stainless steel wiper blades
- · Repair inoperable reverse lights
- · Inspect and repair any lights that were not working
- · Replace clips from a loose trim ring
- · Tighten fog lamps
- · Fit new rear fuel filter and two new carburetor filters
- · Replace Water pump
This Corniche runs and drives beautifully. Upon twisting the key it idles smoothly and you could barely feel it running. The air-conditioning blows cold and every light inside and out works. Every switch works, every window, seat control and electrical function operate as they should.
Driving this car is an absolute pleasure, it's still maintains its tight regal feel and has an incredible presence. It has only been worked on by Rolls-Royce specialists. We of course have a copy of all the work that we have performed, and the work that we noted from the previous owner as well. We also have the build records, original sales invoice, copy of the window sticker and records that were provided from the Rolls-Royce foundation. We are happy to email these upon request
Included with the purchase of this Corniche convertible are
- · Available service records
- · Available records provided by the Rolls-Royce foundation
- · Two master keys
- · Original owners books
- · Full set of lambs wool rugs-these are believed to be the original set these are believed to be the original set
- · Convertible boot
- · Leather convertible boot case
- · Toolkit
- · Warning triangle
- · Original owners ID card
This Corniche has been fully reconditioned and is ready to be enjoyed daily. We have over 100 photos documenting the exquisite attention to detail on this motorcar. Take a close look at the photos. You will notice the body is beautifully straight. All of the chrome and bright work are in immaculate condition. The convertible top is in equal condition; both the outside and the inside headliner are beautiful. Inside the leather at this car is gorgeous. It is in impressive condition as are the door panels, carpets, and top roll. The Oak veneer is also beautiful with no cracks or blemishes.
This is one of the most impressive chrome bumper Cornish is available anywhere. The new owner of this car will be very proud when he takes it out for a ride or shows it.
Pedigree motorcars we show cars by appointment only. Contact Ken Baker at 561-866-1601 to arrange your private showing of this Corniche convertible.
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Inspections on any of our cars for sale are welcomed and encouraged. We now have financing and leasing available. Contact us for details as everyone’s situation and goals are different. We have one goal, to make it possible for you to drive the collectable car you desire!
It is ready for inspections and delivery.This car is offered as-is, in-person pre-purchase inspections at buyer's cost are encouraged. Please review payment & settlement terms before bidding We encourage any potential buyer to see and inspect a car BEFORE bidding on it or committing to a purchase. We are happy to sell to international customers,however do not contact us for shipping quotes as we are not a shipping company. If you would like a shipping quote, please contact a shipper directly. Any deposits received are non-refundable. All purchases through Pedigree Motorcars are subject to a $499 dealer administrative fee.