This 2001 Corniche is one of only 67 models ever produced. It is also one of the two cars that served as the inspiration for The JBS Collection.
Jack Smith, Jr., purchased this car as a part of a pair from an estate and became infatuated. The rest, excuse the expression, is history.
At almost 7,000 pounds, this car was conceived as a comfortable convertible rather than a flashy muscle car. And with an interior that pulls out all the stops, the Corniche is tailored to provide the most comfortable ride possible.
This vehicle houses a 6.75-liter, turbocharged V8 capable of reaching 135 mph while sacrificing none of the striking elegance synonymous with the name Rolls-Royce. It also boasts a 0-60 speed of 8 seconds and provides 544 foot-pounds of torque.
All Corniches were completely hand-built to carry the refinement and comfort that Rolls-Royce is known for, including an interior that spared no expense.
Paragon of Comfort
The Corniche was Rolls-Royce’s flagship car and, in 2001, was the most expensive vehicle they offered with a price of $359,900.
With the hefty price tag came dual automatic temperature control, a six-disc CD changer, automatic headlights and ride control, a choice of exotic wood trim on the interior, Wilton wool carpets, chrome gauges, and a plush, Connolly Leather interior.
2001 Rolls-Royce Corniche Specs:
- 6.75 liter, V8 engine
- 325 bhp
- 544 foot-pounds of torque
- 0-60 in eight seconds
- Top speed: 135 mph
- Automatic headlights and ride control
- Dual automatic temperature control
- Wilton Wool carpets
- Connolly Leather interior
- One of 67 ever made