Rolls-Royce Corniche 2-door saloon

Full name

Rolls-Royce Corniche 2-door saloon (based on the series II).
The Corniche 2-door saloon based on the Silver Shadow series I carries the name Corniche 2-door saloon too but is shown on another page.



- Production years: from 1977 up to and including 1980
- Production number: 328
- Percentage of the complete production: 0,75%



- The first character of the chassisnumber of every Rolls-Royce Corniche 2-door saloon (series II) is a C and the second is a R.
- The right-hand drive Rolls-Royce Corniche 2-door saloon (series II) has on the third position always a H, the left-hand drive has a X, F, G, K or L.
- Examples: CRH32335 and CRX50653.
- The first Rolls-Royce Corniche 2-door saloon (series II) is CRH30011, the last one is CRH35807
- In 1979 some technical modifications were effected that were marked with chassisnumbers above 50000. The first one is CRX50004 and the last one is CRX50694.


What makes this model unique

- Two doors
- Black rubber bumpers
- Special Corniche wheel covers
- Fog lights in the front (not on the American cars)
- Rectangular reversing lights
- Twin exhaust
- Uplifted waistline above the rear wheelarch
- Modified, lower rear side (with regard to the 4-door saloon)
- 1 Inch lower than the 4-door saloon
- No side trim strip
- Identification plate "CORNICHE" on the boot lid
- From 1979 onwards, mineral oil and a modified undercarriage


Further details and special features

- The Corniche 2-door saloon could also be delivered with everflex covered roof and with two-tone paint scheme
- From mid 1979 the Corniche got an important modification that was introduced officially only on the Silver Spirit and Silver Spur (late 1980). The rear suspension was modified and the hydraulic system was prepared for mineral oil. These Corniches got a chassisnumber in the 50000-series.

Standard on this Corniche 2-door saloon are the Corniche wheel covers and the fog lights. The colour-keyed bumpers are not original.
Picture: the CRX30031 from 1977.

The Corniche 2-door saloon of the series II is called Corniche and not Corniche II. The only thing that shows that this is a series II is the twin exhaust.
Picture: the CRX30249 from 1977.

The Corniche 2-door saloon from the 50000-series can be recognised by a spread twin exhaust.
Picture: the CRL50638C from 1980.


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