No made : 4,432 (of this 3,277 were convertibles)
Engine : 8 cylinder, 90 degree V configuration
Transmission: Rear wheel drive, 3 speed automatic gearbox
Chassis : 5
seater 2 door coupe, steel monocoque,
separate subframes front and rear independent front suspension
Dimensions : Wheelbase 119 1/4 inches
Performance : Max speed 125 mph (201 km/h)
The coachbuilding process was done at Mulliner Park Ward by welding specially pressed body panels to the floopan of the Silver Shadow. From the coachbuilder in North London the raw coachwork was then carried by lorry to the Rolls-Royce factory at Crewe where all technical
The term Corniche had Rolls-Royce reviving the name taken from the twisting roads of the French Cote d'Azur. This name had been used twice without the models concerned having the opportunity to be recognised by the public.
The sales of the new Rolls-Royce
and Bentley Corniche were excellent. Rolls-Royce
had not fallen into the trap of compromising by, for example, keeping the
weight down to achieve a higher top speed.
Top speed was not considered a priority because in most countries strict speed limits had to be obeyed anyway.
The two Corniche models, which had been a sort of second string to the Rolls-Royce's bow when first introduced had, by the end of production, become a first rate success in their own right.