1979 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
Body / Chassis : Steel unibody
Production Years for Series : 1971 - 1985
Price : $102,980-$109,806
Weight : 5050 lbs | 2290.641 kg

Power

V 8 90-degree
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

Production Figures

1979 Rolls-Royce Corniche
Convertible Coupes : 1,361
Coupes : 326

Handling

Recall

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

1979 Averages

Avg. Household Income : $17,500
Avg. Home : $58,100
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.86

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