Now up for auction is this 1989 Rolls-Royce Corniche II, finished in White over a Parchment leather interior with Vermillion piping. Produced from 1986-1989, the body of the Corniche II was handcrafted by bespoke coachbuilder Mulliner Park Ward, a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce located in London, while the mechanicals and interior were fitted by hand at the historic Rolls-Royce factory in Crewe. Its namesake was derived from the scenic Grand Corniche touring roads of the French Cote d'Azur. Regarded by many as the last of the true “coach-built” cars, each Corniche II required no less than four months to assemble, with two weeks to create the convertible top alone. One of 1,228 examples ever produced, this 1989 Corniche II Convertible was delivered new in Hawaii before moving to California in 1992 where it has remained ever since. Highlighting a considerable amount of maintenance and refurbishment completed recently, this Rolls-Royce is now being offered for auction with approximately 70k miles showing on the odometer.
This Rolls-Royce is finished in White with burgundy pinstripes and an off-white convertible soft top. It is said to have always been garage-kept and the seller reports only minor cosmetic imperfections consistent with the car’s age and mileage. The right rear quarter is noted to have been previously refinished and the pinstripes are said to have been redone within the last year, detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. Exterior details of the Corniche II include color-matched bumpers and mirrors, chrome trim around the wheel arches, and Corniche II badging on the trunk lid. This Rolls-Royce retains its original 15” wheels with model-specific Corniche II wheel covers and Hankook Kinergy ST tires installed less than 1 year ago. The seller also notes that the car is currently in the process of having a new windshield installed.
The opulent handcrafted interior of this Rolls-Royce is upholstered in Parchment Connolly leather with Vermillion accents, burled wood trim, and matching Vermillion carpeting. The power-adjustable seats have been recently reupholstered with new leather. Vermillion leather extends to the top of the dashboard, A-pillars, and sun visors, while high-pile lambswool Vermillion carpeting covers the floor and door bottoms. Burled wood trim runs across the dashboard, center console, and door tops. The door sills feature stainless steel plaques denoting the coachwork by Mulliner Park Ward for Rolls-Royce. The two-spoke steering wheel sits ahead of Jaeger & VDO instrumentation including a 140-MPH speedometer, warning lamps, and gauges for fuel level, coolant temperature, voltage, and oil pressure. An aftermarket Nakamichi stereo has been installed, and the seller reports all gauges and accessories to be operational at this time.
The Corniche II is powered by a handbuilt 6.75L V8 engine with a cast aluminum block and Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection. Up to 220 HP is delivered to the rear wheels through a GM Hydramatic 400 3-speed automatic transmission. Detailed service records are said to be available dating back to 2003, and show recent invoices for new front brakes, a new steering rack, and an oil service all within the last 300 miles.
This sale will include a set of keys, original owner's manuals and sales literature, a toolkit, a jack, and a clean title. This beautifully appointed Rolls-Royce Corniche II exhibits unprecedented quality and craftsmanship, do not miss out on this incredible value.