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Rossfeldt: Rolls-Royce and Bentley / From the Dawn of the 20th Century into the new Millennium

Rolls-Royce Corniche II
(1988-1989; U.S.A. and Japan 1987-1989)

Rolls-Royce Corniche II, 1991, Mulliner Park Ward Drophead Coupe
Rolls-Royce Corniche II, 1991, #SCA2D02D4MCX30341, Mulliner Park Ward Drophead Coupe. The production line for the Corniche had been transferred from Hythe Road, London to Crewe prior to the Hythe Road factory's closure in 1991. (Photo courtesy of American owner)

Rolls-Royce's coachbuilding division Mulliner Park Ward was keeping up the tradition of producing handbuilt convertibles. To meet European laws governing the size of exposed components several changes became necessary including a modified hood and a retractable Flying Lady mascot; obeying emission legislation in Japan as well as in the United States had resulted in fuel injection been fitted. A variety of minor alterations (e.g. aluminium radiator, external oil cooler) rounded up the process of modernization which was heralded by the new name Rolls-Royce Corniche II. Cars destined for North America were fitted with driver's airbag but lacked the anti lock brakes fitted on cars supplied in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

Technical Data:
8 cylinder 90 degree V-configuration, aluminium-silicon alloy cylinder block with cast iron wet cylinder liners; bore x stroke 104.14 x 99.06 mm (4.1 x 3.9 in), capacity 6,750 cc, aluminium alloy cylinder heads; Bosch K Jetronic fuel injection standard (from 1990 Bosch K Motronic fuel injection and ignitions control system standard); 3-speed automatic gearbox; hypoid bevel final drive; independent suspension with coil springs front and rear, hydraulic self-leveling height control rear; ventilated disc brakes front, plain discs rear, (Europe and Middle East supplied with anti-locking device); wheelbase 3,061 mm (120.5 in); tyres 235/70VR x 15

Rolls-Royce Corniche II, 1989, #KCX24964
Rolls-Royce Corniche II, 1989, #KCX24964, Mulliner Park Ward Drophead Coupe. An improved engine, rationalised front sub-frame and refined steering rack were important technical modifications on the R-R Corniche II. On entering the car it was noted that the inner armrests were replaced by a centre box armrest.

No. made:
1226 Rolls-Royce Corniche II

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