1988 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE II CONVERTIBLE #SCAZDO2A4JCX22581. (Stock #4085.) Rolls-Royce offers both “standard” models and, for those wishing something more interesting, coachbuilt” cars. One of the most highly regarded coachbuilders is Mulliner-Park Ward who designed and built the convertible version of the Silver Shadow in 1968. An ultra-luxury 2-door, 4-passenger car, available in either coupe or convertible form, the car was as elegant as it was luxurious. In 1971, this model became the Corniche named after the lovely touring road running from Nice to Monte Carloand was still available in either coupe or convertible form These cars were hand built and @4 months was spent constructing each one. As the years passed, the basic design remained unchanged, but advances were made in the operating systems. In 1980, Bosch fuel injection replaced the carburetor on the V-8 engine and, when the Corniche II variant was introduced in 1976, it incorporated rack and pinion power steering, 4-wheel independent suspension and 4-wheel ventilated power disc brakes. For 1988 models, ABS braking was brought on. A total of 1,234 Corniche II's were delivered to lucky owners--at a cost of more than $200,000 each (in 1980's dollars). Although it is a custom of Rolls-Royce not to divulge horsepower output, but rather state that the power was “adequate,” the 6.75 litre engine would propel these 3-ton vehicles to a top speed of 120 + mph—in absolute luxury and comfort. Our car is gorgeous in Mason's Black with natural tan hide interior and matching convertible top and top boot and fabulous burl walnut facia and interior trim. It was delivered new in Palm Beach, Florida and was purchased, with 35,181 miles, in 2007 by a local (Mendham) couple who added it to their carriage house already housing 2 Rolls-Royce motorcars—a Silver Cloud saloon an d a Silver Shadow "Shooting Brake” (station wagon.). They drove the Corniche just more than 16,000 miles in their 13 years of ownership, participating in on many club tours. They also occasionally showed the car winning many awards including a Best in Class award at a Rolls-Royce Owners Club National Meet in Virginia, all the while maintaining it in fabulous condition throughout in its climate-controlled home. 51,219 miles. $68,500.