For Sale: 1976 Rolls-Royce Corniche in Carey, Illinois

$99,000

Vehicle Description

This is a very meticulously restored Rolls-Royce Camargue finished in Velvet green with Biscuit Tan leather interior. The waist-rails are accented with twin tan/gold hand-painted fine lines. The colour combination is very elegant that presents beautifully and regally. In any setting the car takes on a very formal appearance. Contrasted with the rich biscuit tan hides she simply looks stunning. This Camargue was purportedly owned by famous film director Blake Edwards as the first owner. Best known for films such as;"Breakfast at Tiffany's", "The Pink Panther" series and "10" with Dudley Moore and Bo Derek. It was understood he took delivery of this Camargue during the making of Revenge of the Pink Panther. This was also at the time of conception of the movie "10", which was finished in 1979 and it was Blake Edwards love of Rolls-Royce that influenced the use of a Corniche Convertible for Dudley Moore's character in that film. Please understand that this information has been "passed down" with the ownership of the car so there is no formal documentation to support this. This Camargue has remained in Californian its whole life until purchased by us at Park-Ward. As you would expect of a west coast car, she is very clean and dry throughout without a spec of rust (before or after restoration!). The underside is factory original. She has also seen little use in her life having been dry stored on and off for many years. The car is so "clean" throughout that we have no question of its 45,000 miles. When Park-Ward acquired the car, it was very straight and completely dent free and overall clean. The car was originally "Paprika" in colour and had been repainted black many years ago and was showing signs of fading and light scratches. The interior was clean and complete. It could easily have been described as in "drivable condition" but in order to achieve perfection, this unique Camargue underwent the "Royal treatment" of restorations. The paint job is stunning and was a bare metal respray costing some $20,000 and carried out by Rolls-Royce experts - Park-Ward Motor Museum's experienced RR body-shop. There is not a single spot that shows the previous colour. Because window rubbers no longer exist for Camargue, these were all fabricated by us including those fitted along the lower edge of the side window. Other items, common to Silver Shadow and Corniche, were replaced; body gaskets, clips, boot seal, and edge finishers. All the bright work was removed and machined polished and then hand polished upon finally reassembly. This includes the grille, headlight brows, bumpers, side mouldings, rocker mouldings, door handles, hub caps, inner sill mouldings and door entry scuff plates. The finish is as good as you would hope for. To complete the "new-look", new tail lamp lenses and headlights were fitted! The final touch being the pin-striping down the side of the car applied by the original hand-painted technique using only the finest squirrel hair brushes and performed by an artisan with the steadiest of hands. The interior is like new and is brochure quality. Most of the leather was in good condition when we received the car other than the front seat facings which were feeling dry. We replaced the leather facings with much research to find well matching leather and making sure the stitching and seat padding was made to exacting factory look. The result is excellent. The rest of the leather was put thru our hand-finishing re-Connollising process. Everything else inside the car was renewed or refurbished. If renewed, it was all done utilising genuine Rolls-Royce quality finishes and materials. The headlining was in good original condition and that has remained. The carpets were renewed; hand-made utilising genuine imported English Wilton wool, with original specification Connolly leather edge binding, individually hand operated machine-stitched in accordance with original factory Rolls-Royce standards. Read more: www.pa

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-710563
  • Year:1976
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Corniche
  • Exterior Color:Velvet Green
  • Interior Color:Biscuit Tan leather
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:45000
  • Stock Number:JRE-26159
  • VIN:JRE-26159