1978 Rolls-Royce Corniche Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Production Years for Series : 1971 - 1985
Price : $102,900-$109,800
Weight : 5000 lbs | 2267.962 kg

Power

V 8 90-degree | Vee-Type
Displacement : 6751 cc | 412.0 cu in. | 6.8 L.
Power : 220 BHP (161.92 KW)
Bore : 4.1 in | 104 mm.
Stroke : 3.9 in | 99 mm.
Compression : 7.3:1
Main Bearings : 5
Construction : Cast-Aluminum block and head
2 carburetors
Transmission:
3 Automatic GM 400

Handling

Recall

Component

VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturer

ROLLS-ROYCE MOTORS, INC.

NHTSA Campaign ID78V006000
SummaryTHE VEHICLE MAY REMAIN ON AUTOMATIC CRUISE CONTROL EVEN WHEN DRIVER ATTEMPTS TO BRAKE. THIS MALFUNCTION MAY OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
RemedyAS A TEMPORARY SOLUTION, DEALER WILL REMOVE THE SLEEVE BALL CHAIN LINKING THE BELLOWS VACUUM ASSEMBLY TO THE ACCELERATOR THROTTLE LINKAGE.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: EQUIPMENT; CRUISE CONTROL.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT MAY OCCUR.NOTE: OWNER IS ADVISED NOT TO USE THE CRUISE CONTROL UNTIL THE VEHICLE HAS BEENINSPECTED AND CORRECTED.

Component

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Manufacturer

ROLLS-ROYCE MOTORS, INC.

Mfr Report Date19740801
NHTSA Campaign ID80V066000
SummaryHEAT GENERATED BY CATALYTIC CONVERTERS MAY CAUSE DETERIORATION OF HYDRAULIC BRAKE HOSES ON CERTAIN VEHICLES. BRAKE HOSE MAY FAIL, RESULTING IN LOSS OF HYDRAULIC FLUID FROM THE DUAL HYDRAULIC SYSTEM.
RemedyDEALER WILL REPLACE HYDRAULIC BRAKE HOSES AND INSTALL A HEAT SHIELD TO PROTECT THEM, WITHOUT CHARGE.
NotesVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: SERVICE BRAKES; HYDRAULIC BRAKE HOSES.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: LOSS OF HYDRAULIC FLUID WOULD CAUSE A DEGRADATION OFBRAKING EFFECTIVENESS WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.NOTE: VEHICLE OPERATOR MAY BE WARNED OF IMPENDING BRAKE FAILURE BY ILLUMINATIONOF THE BRAKE WARNING LIGHTS.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated October 2019

1978 Averages

Avg. Household Income : $17,000
Avg. Home : $54,800
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.63

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