British Drop Top: ’86 Rolls-Royce Corniche
The Rolls-Royce Corniche buyers were very demanding. Their Rolls-Royce Drop Head needed to be coach-built the way it has always been done. The Mulliner Park Ward craftsmen fulfilled that requirement. Each Drop Head took four months to build – two weeks alone were spent just creating the convertible’s top. Powered by a 6,750-cc, Bosch fuel-injected OHV V-8, the Corniche was hand-built, and despite its weight of almost three tons, topped out at 120 mph, with 0-60 mph reached in fewer than ten seconds. The self-leveling suspension was based on the Citroen hydraulic system and the Corniche employed power disc brakes, like the Shadow. Informed buyers know to confirm the chassis number before paying the premium for a true Corniche, which cost almost $200,000 by 1986. Today’s Rolls-Royce is a low-mileage original having covered only 51,000 miles. The mileage isn’t that ridiculously low and that we think is a good thing. Cars seem to like it better when they are used. These cars are crazy expensive if there are any deferred maintenance issues. You better know about it before you buy. In fact, if there isn’t a ream of service records to confirm, you better move on.The siren song of a beautiful Rolls-Royce can be pretty hard to resist. The Buy It Now is $49,000 and you can see a few more pictures by going to eBay listing by clicking here.