- 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
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1980 Rolls-Royce Corniche1980 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,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.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,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.For 1985 there were also cosmetic and interior changes.
Corniche models received Bosch KE/K-Jetronic fuel injection in 1977.This engine, called the L410I, produced approximately 240PS (177kW) at just above 4,000rpm for a top speed of 190 kilometres per hour (118mph).
The Bentley version was updated in July 1984 with a new name, the Continental,revised and color-coded bumpers, rear view mirrors, a new dash and improvements to the seats.
Production totaled 1090 Rolls-Royce Corniche Saloons, 3239 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertibles, 69 Bentley Corniche Saloons and 77 Bentley Corniche Convertibles.
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.