The Corniche was a development of the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, with the two door variants of that model marketed as the “Silver Shadow Mulliner Park Ward two door fixed head coupé & drop head coupé” from 1966 until when the Corniche name was applied. The exterior design was by John Polwhele Blatchley. The Corniche was also sold as a Bentley, though that model became known as the Continental in 1984.
The Corniche nameplate stems from the originally French and Italian term for a coastal road, especially along the face of a cliff.
This model dates from the early 1970’s and has just undergone a full restoration by renowned specialists Hillier Hill. The car came to us for paint in 2015, and now the project is nearing completion.