In 1989, the line of distinguished two-doors got a new addition in the form of the Rolls Royce Corniche III. Most notably airbags were added to the model, and would be added to all following Rolls Royce production cars. Other distinguishing marks were bumpers matched to the paint job, a superior suspension system, modern alloy wheels, and MK-Motronic fuel injections, as well as some interior changes like revised seats and a new dashboard layout. Otherwise, it would be mostly identical to its forebears sporting an OHV V8 engine and 3-speed General Motors Turbo Hydramatic Transmission. The aggressive, low-sitting design was not dissimilar to the Silver Shadow, but still with the elegance of the old Rolls Royce land yachts. In all, it was more a celebrity car than a state car.
Looking to purchase a classic Rolls Royce?
Carefully considering your purchase of a Rolls Royce Corniche III and the terms on which you make it, can be the difference between a fruitful purchase and a costly one. Firstly, if you dont have a qualified inspector on hand, youll want to conduct an inspection yourself. Keep an eye out for signs of rust, wear, and damage. If you find these things, they might be grounds to question the pricing. If youre seeing these problems, what others arent you seeing? Are the parts and body original? Is it a factory convertible or a later conversion? These questions can avoid depreciation and expense somewhere down the line. Other things that will secure a good experience are checking the VIN, Serial, and any available documents. Research is almost always worth more than the trouble.
If you go to the Beverly Hills Car Club, you wont need to research! Their team will gather all the relevant information for you, if they havent already. Experience gains wisdom and the Beverly Hills Car Club is very experienced where cars are concerned. At their Los Angeles showroom they have a positively massive collection of classic cars just waiting to find owners. Consider calling them now for more tips and a friendly hand.