The Rolls-Royce Corniche replaced the Silver Shadow convertible in 1971. It continued use of the Shadow's unit body construction and 6,750cc V-8 engine but was smaller and lighter. It employed hydro-mechanical self-leveling suspension and power rack and pinion steering for light feel and precise response. The bodies were hand-built by Mulliner Park Ward, the last Rolls-Royce models to be built using traditional coachbuilding methods, and their construction and trim reflect old world standards of hand craftsmanship and attention to detail. This 1985 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible has only 49,000 miles from new and has been very well and consistently maintained. It shows no signs of accident, damage or abuse, just a good, clean, well maintained quality automobile finished in dark red with red piped dark red leather and a maroon leatherette top. The interior wood veneer is in excellent condition with sound, bright varnish. It is a fine automobile that has led a good life and will reward its next owner with a quality ownership experience.