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1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche Coupe / 16785 Vehicle Information

1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche photograph

1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche photograph

1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche
The Rolls-Royce's final coachbuilder models were entrusted to the company's in-house coachbuilder Mulliner, Park Ward. Body styles were limited to just two, a two-door coupe or similar convertible. The coupe arrived in March of 1966 and the convertible followed in September of 1967. The cars were hand built using only the finest quality material, including Wilton carpeting, Connolly hide and burr walnut veneers. The process took 20 weeks for the saloon and slightly longer for the convertible. These coach-built vehicles were priced some 50% higher than the standard Silver Shadow's.

Powering the Corniche was the proven 6,750cc aluminum-alloy V8 engine offering around 10% more than the standard. Top speed was in excess of 120 mph. The cars were progressively developed; the Corniche received the split-level air conditioning system along with a re-designed fascia in 1976. In 1977, they received rack-and-pinion steering, introduced on the Shadow II range.

The Corniche remained in production well into the 1990s, the last (Convertible) examples being delivered in 1995.

This Corniche Coupe is a right-hand drive example that is finished in bronze with cream leather interior. It has UK-registration 'SWC 222M' and comes with Swansea V5 registration document.

In 2012, the car was offered for sale at the Monaco sale presented by Bonhams. The car was estimated to sell for €18,000 - 24,000 but bidding failed to satisfy the vehicle's reserve. It would leave the auction unsold.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2012



2012 Bonhams - The Monaco Sale 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco'

Pre-Auction Estimates :
€18,000-€24,000 
Lot was not sold

2009 Bonhams - Fine Vintage and Collectors' Motorcars at Reims

Pre-Auction Estimates :
€18,000-€22,000 
Lot was not sold

1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1973 sales)
1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche DHC
Chassis#: DRH17461
Sold for USD$93,843
  2019 Silverstone - The Sale of British Marques
 
1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible
Chassis#: DRH14275
Sold for USD$121,204
  2016 Silverstone Auctions : NEC Classic Motor Show
 
1973 Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible
Chassis#: DRA13858
Sold for USD$26,132
  2016 Coys : Schloss Dyck
 
1973 Rolls Royce Corniche cabriolet
Chassis#: DRA 12467
Sold for USD$38,793
  2016 Artcurial : LeMans Classic
 
1973 ROLLS ROYCE CORNICHE
Chassis#: CRH16013
Sold for USD$58,386
  2016 Coys Blenheim Palace
 
1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche Drophead Coupe
Sold for USD$30,800
  2015 Auctions America - Fort Lauderdale
 
1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche Coupe
Chassis#: CRH14996
Sold for USD$16,800
  2015 H & H Auctions - The Pavilion Gardens
 
1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche
Chassis#: 14550
Sold for USD$16,240
  2014 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum
 
1973 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: DRA13982
Sold for USD$50,074
  2014 THE SPA CLASSIC SALE
 
1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible
Chassis#: DRH14731
Sold for USD$40,973
  2013 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum
 
1973 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE
Sold for USD$23,650
  2011 Auctions America - Fort Lauderdale
 
1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible
Sold for USD$25,000
  2009 Leake Auctions - Houston - Annual Leake Auto Auction - Reliant Center
 
1973 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE COUPE
Sold for USD$11,550
  2001 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2001
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche ConvertibleDRH153682015 Silverstone Auction Classic Sale $40,000$45,000
1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche Coupe 2015 Auctions America California$32,000  
1973 ROLLS ROYCE CORNICHE 2015 McCormick's Palm Springs # 58$26,500  
1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche Coupé167852012 Bonhams The Monaco Sale 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco' $18,000$24,000
1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche ConvertibleDRA141552011 H & H Pavilion Gardens   
1973 ROLLS ROYCE CORNICHE COUPE 2011 Automobiles sur les Champs 2   
1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche Coupe167852009 Bonhams Fine Vintage and Collectors' Motorcars at Reims $18,000$22,000
1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche ConvertibleDRB168562009 Bonham Les Grandes Marques à Monaco $30,000$40,000
1973 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE CONVERTIBLE 2001 Kruse Auction West Palm Beach, FL$21,500  

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Rolls-Royce Corniche Vehicle Profiles
Convertible Coupe
Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible Coupe

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: DRX9266
Model Year: 1971
Convertible Coupe
Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible Coupe

Model Year: 1973
Profile
Coupe
Rolls-Royce Corniche Coupe

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: 16785
Engine Num: 16785
Model Year: 1973
Profile and Auction History

Convertible Coupe
Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: DRB16850
Model Year: 1973
Convertible Coupe
Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible Coupe

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1975
Coupe
Rolls-Royce Corniche Coupe

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1976
Profile

Coupe
Rolls-Royce Corniche Coupe

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: CRE 26154
Model Year: 1976
Profile and Auction History
Convertible
Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible

Chassis Num: DRG 32270
Model Year: 1978
Profile and Auction History
Convertible Coupe
Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible Coupe

Model Year: 1979

Coupe
Rolls-Royce Corniche Coupe

Chassis Num: CRL 50599C
Engine Num: 50599C
Model Year: 1980
Profile and Auction History
Convertible
Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible

Chassis Num: DRH 0050380
Model Year: 1980
Profile and Auction History
Convertible
Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible

Chassis Num: DRL50545
Model Year: 1980
Profile and Auction History

Convertible Coupe
Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible Coupe

Model Year: 1982
Convertible Coupe
Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible Coupe

Model Year: 1982
Convertible Coupe
Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: SCAYD42A0CCX04018
Model Year: 1982

Convertible Coupe
Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: ZDX 07048
Engine Num: SCAZD42A5DCX07048
Model Year: 1983
Profile and Auction History
Convertible Coupe
Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: SCAZD42A0FCX10281
Model Year: 1985
Profile and Auction History


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