For Sale: 1974 Rolls-Royce Corniche in Carey, Illinois


Vehicle Description

This is a beautifully presenting Rolls-Royce Corniche coupe, finished in Old Ivory/light yellow with Havana brown Connolly hide leather interior. This is an amazing condition example with a low 44,200 miles from only 2 owners. The last owner being a collector having caretaken her for more than 25 years. This is an entirely unmolested example that presents wonderfully. A cosseted example that has had only one repaint (in the same colour) some 20 years ago. 100% original Connolly interior on the seats and other leather finishes, the wood's French polishing lacquer is in perfect condition, carpets like new and a headliner that is in excellent condition - also original. As importantly, it has been maintained meticulously. Although rarely driven, the car was kept in a museum under the eye of a Rolls-Royce caretaker who regularly maintained the car. When it arrived to us, it fired up immediately and purred on our maiden test drive. A Canadian car that was never driven in inclement weather (and it shows) and always climate control stored. The car today, is in exemplary condition. Very straight, very clean, very true in all characteristics Rolls-Royce. The paint is deep in lustre and shine. The interior is an outstanding feature on this 2-door coupe. All the wood is entirely blemish free and looks fantastic. The window surrounds, carpet and roof-lining, are in immaculate condition. The Connolly hide leather is stunning. Never been redyed and not so much as even a touch-up, showing its original Connolly hide signature finish. This Corniche shows it off well with just the right amount of patina to look like, and feel like, a high-end Chesterfield couch. So inviting you want to just sit in it for no reason. This is an example that looks like it is only 10 years old. Certainly not 40! Mechanically the car is completely gone thru by Park-Ward's 35 year Rolls-Royce experienced work-shop. Notwithstanding, this Corniche has all the hallmarks of a well maintained example. Technically superb with all brakes/hydraulics working well. The car drives really smooth, without any bumps, rattles or knocks. It truly glides and “floats” like the Shadow and Corniches of this era were designed and built to do. Testament of its well maintained history is the cleanliness under the hood. Not detailed but appropriately maintained. The trunk presents just as well without so much as mark in the Wilton wool carpet. Of course, every car presented for sale by the Park-Ward Motors Museum has not only been fully work-shopped to ensure all services and maintenance is up to date, but each car then undergoes a "Predelivery Commissioning" process to ensure it is "turn-key" at time of delivery. This car is no exception. All external bright-work is well above standard and lights and lenses like new. The car is simply stunning to admire as well as drive.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-898354
  • Year:1974
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Corniche
  • Exterior Color:Ivory
  • Interior Color:Havana Brown
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:45200
  • Stock Number:CRC17846
  • VIN:CRC17846