1980 Rolls-Royce

Price: US $57,995.00 Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Rolls-Royce
  • Model: Corniche
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1980
  • Mileage: 71,040
  • VIN: DRL50398
  • Color: Yellow
  • Engine size: 8
  • Fuel: Gas
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1980 Rolls-Royce Corniche

1980 Rolls-Royce CORNICHE

1980 ROLLS ROYCE CORNICHE CONVERTIBLE IVORY EXTERIOR CHESTNUT BROWN INTERIOR W TAN PIPING ONLY 71K ORIGINAL MILES
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The Corniche, available as coupé or convertible,[4]used the standard Rolls-RoyceV8engine with an aluminium-silicon alloy block and aluminium cylinder heads with cast iron wet cylinder liners. The bore was 4.1in (104.1mm) and the stroke was 3.9in (99.1mm) for a total of 6.75L (6,750cc/411cuin). Twin SUcarburettorswere initially fitted, but were replaced with a singleSolex4A1 four-barrel carburetor introduced in 1977.[5]Desmogged export models retained the twin SU's until 1980, whenBoschfuel injectionwas added.

A three-speedautomatic transmission(aTurbo Hydramatic350 sourced fromGeneral Motors) was standard. A four-wheelindependent suspensionwithcoil springswas augmented with a hydraulic self-levelling system (using the same system as did Citroën, but without pneumatic springs, and with the hydraulic components built under licence by Rolls-Royce), at first on all four, but later on the rear wheels only. Four wheeldisc brakeswere specified, with ventilated discs added for 1972.

The car originally used a 119.75in (3,042mm) wheelbase. This was extended to 120in (3,048mm) in 1974 and 120.5in (3,061mm) in 1979.

The Corniche received a mild restyling in the spring of 1977. Difference included rack-and-pinion steering,[6]alloy and rubberbumpers, aluminium radiator, oil cooler and a bi-level air conditioning system was added. Later changes included a modified rear independent suspension 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.[4]For 1985 there were also cosmetic and interior changes.

Corniche models received Bosch KE/K-Jetronic fuel injection in 1977.[6]This engine, called the L410I, produced approximately 240PS (177kW) at just above 4,000rpm for a top speed of 190 kilometres per hour (118mph).[7]

The Bentley version was updated in July 1984 with a new name, the Continental,[8]revised and color-coded bumpers, rear view mirrors, a new dash and improvements to the seats.[4]

Production totaled 1090 Rolls-Royce Corniche Saloons, 3239 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertibles, 69 Bentley Corniche Saloons and 77 Bentley Corniche Convertibles.[2]

Notable owners of this generation of Corniche include:Aristotle Onassis,Paul McCartney,David Bowie,Tom Jones,Engelbert Humperdinck,Frank Sinatra,Elton John,Liberace,Dean Martin,Zsa Zsa Gabor,David Attenborough,Dick Emery,James Mayand billionaire arms dealerAdnan Khashoggi.[9]