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Monday, November 18, 2013

From The Classifieds

This week, the From The Classifieds featured car is a Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible S currently for sale in  Baierbrunn near Munich.

The Corniche Convertible S was the run out model of the John Blatchley designed Corniche and features the same 300 BHP engine as found in the Rolls-Royce Flying Spur.

It was only sold in the US and limited to just 25 examples..

This car, chassis #RCX50002, is interesting for a number of reasons...



It is described as the Geneva show car....









And it doesn't have the red RR badge found on the Corniche S, nor the deep front air-dam, nor the boot mounted third brake lamp...



And the dashboard plaque shows "Corniche" and "0 of 15"...



Not "Corniche S" and "# of 25"...



But the interior looks nice...







And the engine also looks correct...





So a bit of a mystery, but that does often seem to be the case with these limited edition cars.

It's covered only 21,334 miles from new (miles rather than kms does suggest a US car) and is being offered at EUR 259,000 or US $350,000 equivalent.

(Posted by Andy)

4 Comments:

At 6:39 am, Anonymous AL UK said...

There is no way that this is a RR, let alone a Corniche S. Look at the hood and the side view of the car. Also the interior isn't that of a Corniche. It may have been built using some RR pieces but it isn't a Rolls.

 
At 7:49 am, Blogger Irvine said...

The car built before this is RCX50001. That is a red 1994 Cornice IV. This cannot be an 'S'.

 
At 7:51 am, Blogger Irvine said...

Sorry for the 'typo'. I meant to write 'Corniche' not Cornice...

 
At 7:35 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is the famous "Giallina" owned by Carlo Talamo (same owner of Bentley COntinental P116),pre-production #0 for Rolls Royce Corniche "S" (Turbo), some more info here...http://www.classicdriver.com/en/article/bonhams-geneva-8th-march-2004-review
cheers

 

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