2000 Rolls Royce Corniche V (2000)
In 2000, Rolls-Royce introduced the Corniche V, the last iteration of the fabulous Corniche convertible introduced 40 years earlier. The flagship of the already exclusive Rolls-Royce line, the luxury and status of this all- new Corniche did not come without considerable expense—a base price of $359,900 kept it to a quite rarified audience. Just 374 of these gorgeous and unusual automobiles were built before assembly ended in 2002. This was the last Rolls-Royce built at the historic Crewe, England plant and, in 2003, the Rolls-Royce Motorcar Company was sold to BMW. The famous 6.75 litre V-8 engine was now turbocharged and produced an amazing 544 ft. lbs of torque, propelling this 3.5 ton masterpiece to a top speed of 133 miles per hour. Finished in gorgeous deep metallic Vermillion Red with sumptuous tan Connolly hides piped to match the body, matching Wilton carpets with Mouton carpet overlays and polished burr walnut facia and interior cabin trim, this is a car unlike any other. A local (Far Hills) long-time car enthusiast and Stable Customer purchased this magnificent car in 2001 and had it join several other fabulous cars (two Auburn boat-tail speedsters, a Ferrari 456, another Rolls-Royce, etc) in his garage and drove the car @2000 miles per year until giving it to his daughter and her husband who sent it to their horse farm in Kentucky in 2008, then with @17,000 miles. Driving time was divided between this, their Jaguar and their two Bentleys, so only minimal additional mileage was covered. Current mileage--20,374. At a cost approaching $400,000 when new, this beautiful and rare car can now be purchased in our showroom for $120,000.