1990 Rolls Royce Corniche Iii Convertible on 2040-cars
Lake Forest, California, United States
For Sale By:Private Seller
Trim: Corniche III
Options: Leather Seats, Convertible
Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag
Drive Type: 2 Whl Dr
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Exterior Color: Magnolia White
Interior Color: Burgundy
Disability Equipped: No
Number of Cylinders: 8
Number of Doors: 2
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
You are bidding on a very nice, Garage kept, 1990 Rolls Royce Corniche III convertible. This one has just 19,245 miles on it. It is Magnolia White with Burgandy hides and Burgandy carpets. The top is white with a little clouding in the rear window. Also included, are the original matching lambs wool overlays for both the seats and the carpets. 1990 was the first year of the Corniche III and included a host of major improvements over previous models. They really are much better than the earlier cars! This one has been a California and Arizona car since new. Please call me with any questions 949-458-5810. I have put a low reserve on this one, so bid to win it.
On Feb-17-13 at 21:29:35 PST, seller added the following information:
You are bidding on a very nice, garage kept 1990 Rolls Royce Corniche III convertible. This one has just 19,245 miles on it. It is Magnolia white with Burgandy leather seats, Burgandy carpets and a cream top. The plastic rear window does have a little clouding in it. Also included, are the original lambs wool seat and carpet overlay's. 1990 was the first year of the Corniche III's and included a host of desireable improvements over the previous model years. They really are a better car!! This one has been a Southern California and Arizona car all it's life. Please call me with any questions you may have. 949-458-5810. I have put a low low reserve on this one, so bid to win it, it's going to be sold!
Rolls-Royce Corniche for Sale
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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 09:29:00 EST
It's a tragic coincidence that on the same weekend the BMW M4 Coupe Concept was introduced in Monterey, one of the men most integral to BMW's M and Motorsports divisions, Karl-Heinz Kalbfell, was killed in England. Kalbfell, a vintage motorcycle enthusiast, was set to compete in the Lansdowne Classic Series at Brands Hatch and had an accident during a practice session. After going wide at Druids Corner and falling, he was hit by a competitor following close behind and died of his injuries after being transported to hospital.
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Kalbfell, an engineer, began his career at BMW in 1977 in the communications department; a decade later he was chairman of BMW M GmbH, overseeing development of some of the cars responsible for the myth of M. In 1994 he was named chairman of BMW Motorsport, and his cap full of feathers includes getting the BMW V12 into the McLaren F1, getting the BMW V8 into two Morgan cars, along with developing BMW's Formula One engine and return to the sport. Not incidentally, he also assumed leadership of Project Rolls-Royce after BMW bought the British marque in 1998, which means he oversaw the Goodwood factory upfit and the creation of the Phantom.
He left Rolls-Royce for a brief stint at Fiat, heading Alfa Romeo and Maserati, then went into consulting for clients like Lotus and Paragon, who built the Artega GT. As Autocar notes, Kalbfell "had an abiding sense that customers needed to be attracted to cars by their aura and reputation, not just their engineering." He will be missed.
The wheeled monolith above is the 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase - a rolling demonstration of the real definition of "More." For that reason we can use it as a symbol of the firm's sales, which have not only achieved 'more' for the past three years but have also broken company records. Adding to its record-setting years in 2010 and 2011, the Goodwood-based carmaker moved 3,575 units, an increase of 38 over the year before.
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The US retook its crown as the greatest consumers of Rolls-Royces, snagging it back from China. Other market movers were the Middle East, where sales rose 26 percent, Mainland Europe - the same place where mass-market makers are drowning in woe and inventory - that rose by 21 percent, and the Asia Pacific region and its 18-percent rise. Rolls-Royce is probably making more money on its cars, too, with bespoke uptake reaching 95 percent on the 10-year-old Phantom line and 73 percent for the Ghost line.
With a just-refreshed lineup and one or perhaps two more models coming, the indicators for more upward sales movement are strong, even if we don't know how soon the new models will arrive. For 2012, the brand that sells more cars above $200,000 than any other proved the saying that storms can't affect you when you live above the clouds. The press release below has more to say about the record year.
Rolls-Royce is not the first marque you'd think of when it comes to environmentally friendly transportation. Its cars are big - often the size of SUVs - and pack ginormous twelve-cylinder engines displacing over six and a half liters. Those upright Parthenon grilles can't be very aerodynamic, either. But the way the wind is blowing these days, Goodwood will have to get with the program sooner or later.
It developed an electric version of the Phantom a couple of years ago called the 102EX and showed it to customers around the world. But people weren't interested, so Rolls-Royce killed the program. Not to be deterred, however, Rolls is now said to be working on a plug-in hybrid that would countermand some of the shortcomings - like range and recharging times - that killed the 102EX.
The technology would apparently be borrowed from parent company BMW which is developing it for the X5 eDrive and allow Rolls-Royce to reduce its carbon footprint and offer a more environmentally friendly mode of transportation to those who don't want to skimp on the luxury and prestige.