There’s something supremely elegant about a proper four-seater convertible – one where there’s space to luxuriate in the back, rather than just be squeezed in once those in the front have got comfy. That’s how it is with the Corniche, in which everyone travels first class. There are no cheap seats here – as you’d expect from something wearing that hallowed RR badge. The Corniche started out as the Silver Shadow Mulliner Park Ward two door fixed head (or drop head) coupe. Then Rolls saw sense and renamed it.
All five iterations of the Corniche were fitted with that classic 6.75-litre pushrod V8. The last 25 made were turbocharged, and badged Corniche S.
The original Corniche evolved through lour different series before being killed off in 1994 – but the model was revived again in 2000, for just two years.