Rolls Royce Corniche S

Like so many of the world’s famous automotive manufacturers, the story of how Rolls-Royce came to be is of great interest to car enthusiasts. This well-known British car maker got its start over a business lunch. Sir Henry Royce, who possessed a passion for engineering, met with Charles Rolls, who had an engineering education and passion for car racing. It was a match made in automotive heaven. They quickly formed a partnership that was formalized in December 1904.

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Rolls-Royce Corniche S Origins

Before Charles Rolls’ unfortunate death in 1910, Rolls-Royce became well known for creating high quality two-, four-, and six-cylinder automobiles that were perceived as being far beyond the quality and workmanship of its competitors. Rolls-Royce released the first famous Silver Ghost in 1907. This car is famous for completing a drive of more than 14,000 miles, stopping only for fuel. For its time, it was the epitome of automotive engineering.

The Rolls-Royce company continues to offer the fine examples of excellent car workmanship in all of its lines. The Corniche S is one example of cars this company has designed to meet the needs and desires of the company’s enthusiasts.

Rolls-Royce Corniche S Features

Since the beginning of the company, Rolls-Royce is associated with quality and exceptional workmanship, and the Corniche S is no exception. This car is known for its classic good looks and strong powertrains. It had two iterations, the first from 1971 to 1996 and the second from 2000 until 2002, when Rolls-Royce retired the car. The two generations are very different in terms of style and design.

The second generation of the Corniche S was the most expensive model made by Rolls-Royce at the time, and was well known for its amazing body style and high-performance design. In addition to its impressive powertrain and good looks, this car was also outfitted with all of the luxury Rolls-Royce could fit into it. Those who bought the Corniche S could boast of the car’s high-quality leather upholstery and unique, rare-woods trim in the interior. Along with the rare woods, the Corniche S also features chrome accessories.

About the Rolls-Royce Corniche S

The 2002 model year was the last year Rolls-Royce offered the Corniche S. Like its previous model years, this edition was more than adequate in terms of design and engineering. Also like all of the previous Corniche models, this one attracted quite a lot of attention from interested buyers who could afford the car’s high price.

Under the hood, the last Corniche S provided a 6.8-liter, turbocharged V-8 that was capable of 325 hp. Without a doubt, the Corniche S had plenty of power and off-the-line speed capabilities. Rolls-Royce paired a four-speed automatic transmission to its strong engine for an impressive powertrain for this car.

The interior of the car is equally impressive and features plenty of luxury accessories to keep any luxury car lover happy. The 2002 Corniche S provides plenty of chrome and rare wood trim to complement the car’s wool carpets. While there isn’t a huge selection of colors, Rolls-Royce did offer Corniche S buyers interior wood choices and interior colors when possible.

Rolls-Royce Corniche S Evolution

Rolls-Royce made the Corniche in a variety of incarnations from 1971 to 1996 and again from 2000 to 2002. The first generations of the car are markedly different from the second iteration of the car in 2000. The first generation was produced in a coupe and a convertible body style. These cars also featured a large V-8 engine just like the later incarnations. Rolls-Royce provided exceptional transmission systems for the Corniche S as well. While the three-speed automatic system was rather unique, it did serve its purpose beautifully for high performance and comfortable handling.

The Corniche S models offered from 1977 to 1988 were equipped with L410l engines and had the then-new Bosch fuel injection system. Some of the chrome bumpers on the cars were changed to rubber and alloy during this time.

Rolls-Royce fans couldn’t have asked for a more classic British car than the Corniche S. The exterior of this car has a long front end and sleek design that is as impressive as the mechanics under the hood. Well-cared-for Corniche S cars are definitely considered a reliable choice for used car buyers who can afford the lofty price.

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1995 Rolls Royce Corniche S

Convertible, Luxury, Sedan

The 1995 Rolls Royce Corniche S is the last of its kind that was produced.