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Rolls-Royce Corniche II, 1989, #JRX23163
Convertible by Mulliner Park Ward
Almost with no exception any publication does inform the
Rolls-Royce Corniche II was introduced in 1987 in the USA and from 1988 onward in all
other markets although such information isn’t hundred percent correct. An
additional hint is needed that the model Corniche II was launched in the
USA for "Model Year 1987" and then made its debut to the rest of the world
for "Model Year 1988". Clearly evident from documents kept in archives
here is the fact that details and photos as regards Corniche II had been
provided by the manufacturer in 1986 already – and that is explained
easily because usually the company started production of cars to the
pattern of the new model year during autumn of the previous year, i.e.
during the last months of 1986.
A question mark is to be set, too, as regards that almost unison repeated
statement, this model did no longer sport those adjustable armrests fitted
to the front seats' backrests. If a customer expressed a desire for a
certain extra, such was taken most serious by Rolls-Royce and the wish
was, of course, fulfilled; the only restriction by the manufacturer has
been that neither obligatory regulations nor safety aspects were hurt.
This Rolls-Royce Corniche II was built for a client in the USA and it does
offer the comfort of separate adjustable armrests – although these
reportedly were no longer on the list of extras.