1971 Rolls-Royce Corniche Drop Head Coupe
We at Collector Car Canada are proud to have this elegant Magnolia white 1971 Rolls-Royce Corniche Drop Head Coupe on offer, it is available in Montreal. The term “Drop Head Coupe” was the Rolls-Royce way of signifying the car as a convertible (the hard top Corniche is referred to as a Fixed Head Coupe). It is equipped with the stock 6.75 litre engine and three-speed automatic transmission sending the power to the rear wheels. This fine 1971 marks the first model year of the Corniche and was the beginning of a long run, 25 years through 1995. It is a substantial car, weighing in at over 4,800 lbs. In addition to the photo gallery, the seller has included an extensive walk-around and driving video, found just before the gallery.
Seller is motivated and hopes to show the car to interested parties, with reasonable 24-hour notice. Please use the “Contact Seller” button in the adjacent “CCC Vital Info” box to arrange.
CCC Vital Info – 1971 Rolls-Royce Corniche Drop Head Coupe
Lot – 025
Seller – alexbert (Private)
Seller location – Montreal, Qc H2B
VIN (Chassis) – DRX10620
Odometer – 82,000 miles
Engine Info – 6.75L V8, dual carb, 189 HP
Transmission Info – 3-speed TH-400 automatic
Exterior Colour – Magnolia (white)
Interior Colour – Burgundy
Other features – Air conditioning, Power accessories
Category – British
Carfax N/A for units prior to model year 1981 (sub-17 digit chassis number)
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Finished in Magnolia over a burgundy interior with matching burgundy soft convertible top. Wheels are 15” and it is further equipped with disc brakes at all four corners, chrome bumpers, power accessories and the factory AM/FM cassette stereo. The owner acquired the car some 15 years ago, having added approximately 15,000 miles over his custodianship and recently commissioned a tune up. The SMITHS odometer reads 83,000 miles. Seller is representing the car for the owner.
The Magnolia exterior with burgundy soft-top also features matching pinstripes, chrome bumpers, matching trademark Rolls-Royce grille, dual headlights and the iconic “Spirit of Ecstasy” hood ornament mounted on the grille. Seller has included paint meter photos and these are included in the photo gallery. The car has been retrofitted with a centre high-mounted stop lamp, a.k.a third brake light.
The 15” wheels are capped with Rolls-Royce full wheel covers emblazoned with the “RR” crest. Michelin RADIAL XH white wall rubber is mounted at all four corners. The full covers conceal the four-wheel discs and this Rolls is equipped with a four-wheel independent suspension with a hydraulic self-leveling system.
On the inside, rich leather and wood abound. The burgundy hides are thick and free from tears, though the driver’s seat exhibits some creasing in the lumbar area. In addition to the seats, door interiors and lower dash are also leather covered. In addition to the wood trim for hard surfaces like the three-spoke steering wheel, there is also generously-appointed chrome throughout the cabin. Accessories are power-operated. The stereo is equipped with a graphic equalizer and power antenna in addition to the AM/FM cassette head unit. Clock is non-functional.
Traditional for a British automobile, gauges are by SMITHS. Behind the three-spoke wooden wheel and column-mounted shifter is found instrumentation in the form of a 130-mph / 210 km/h speedometer with odometer and trip odometer incorporated within, a 6,000 RPM tachometer with 4,500 RPM red line, fuel gauge, amp-meter, oil pressure gauge and coolant temperature gauge. The dash is further equipped with warning lights for brakes, fuel, oil and coolant levels. There are 83,000 miles shown on the SMITHS odometer.
The 6.75 litre engine is constructed primarily of aluminum and features dual carburetors. It produced 189 horsepower when new. The original robust three-speed automatic is a TH-400 unit manufactured by General Motors and commissioned during the era by Rolls. This Drop Head is a rear-drive unit.
1971 Rolls-Royce Corniche Drop Head Coupe
Item condition: Used
Auction expired without reaching reserve price
Total Bids Placed:
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Highest bidder was: carcrazy
|Bidder Name||Bidding Time||Bid||Auto|
|carcrazy||September 1, 2021 9:59 am||$31,000|
|hondaguy||August 30, 2021 10:01 pm||$29,500|
|carcrazy||August 30, 2021 7:22 am||$27,000|
|hondaguy||August 29, 2021 12:42 pm||$24,000|
|carcrazy||August 28, 2021 9:07 am||$22,000|
|miked99||August 28, 2021 9:06 am||$21,500|
|carcrazy||August 28, 2021 9:04 am||$21,000|
|miked99||August 27, 2021 6:34 pm||$12,000|
|carcrazy||August 27, 2021 8:51 am||$9,500|
|Auction started||August 25, 2021 5:53 pm|
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