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1981 Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible Serial Number 03362

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Specifications

Make   Rolls Royce Model   Corniche Convertible
Year   1981 Serial #   03362
Engine #   03362 VIN   SCAYD42A1BCX03362
Engine Type    Chassis Type   
Build Sequence #    Number Built   
Body Type    Body Builder   
First Owner   Friedman Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   No Current Location   California

Features

1981 Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible s/n 03362, an amazingly well documented and nicely original driver ready to enjoy in the upcoming Summer season. Corniche Convertible s/n 03362 was sold new in Southern California and comes with an amazing stack of documentation, from the original internal Rolls Royce order forms through the selling dealer paperwork, warranty records, service records and a clean Carfax. Delivered new in Georgian Silver over black Mason with black leather and a black top to the authorized Rolls Royce dealer for Newport Beach, CA. Sold new in Huntington Harbor, CA. In 2000 s/n 03362 went to Frantz A. Dengler, Regional Chairman of the Board of the Rolls Royce Club, Pennsylvania. Corniche Convertible s/n 03362 was acquired from Dengler’s estate by the current owner. The body is straight, with consistent door, hood, and trunk gaps, and a solid door shut. The color combination is elegant and the older repaint shows well. There are the usual very minor chips one would expect on a thirty-four year old automobile. The bumpers, grille, window frame and brightwork are all in good condtion. The interior is elegantly trimmed to match the exterior in soft black leather with grey accents and black carpet. The front and rear seats are in good condition, but there is sun damage to the passenger’s right seat upper corner. The dash, door, and rear seat wood are in good condition and the dash, door, and console leather are also in good condition. This car is fitted with a black canvas convertible soft top with some minor tearing at the snaps, and with a nice grey excellent headliner. Both the trunk and the engine compartment are in good condition and are completely stock. The underside is free of rust or repairs. The seats have the feel of an English Gentlemen’s private club, and the well-padded power top works effortlessly and doesn’t leak. Still has the 1980s style car phone! 1981 Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible s/n 03362 comes with the hard bound owner’s manual and a substantial collection of records from the delivery date forward. Has 97,377 miles. Runs well, drives well.

History

1981, 18 Mar., original order form to Rolls Royce by Roy Carver Rolls Royce and BMW Newport Center, 1540 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Internal order number RXC 9530. Ordered in Georgian silver with black leather, white/black, carpets, black bound grey, convertible top. Body number 0812, built at the Crewe facility.

1981, 08 Apr., order acknowledged for delivery new by Roy Carver Rolls Royce and BMW Newport Center, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible car and engine number SCAYD42A1BCX03362. Lock # NRRM/L, radio: Frankfurt, steering: LHD, body # 0812. Upholstery: black with grey, paint: Georgian silver/black, headlining: TRA 41, fine lines: white/black, carpets: black bound grey, convertible top: black. Optional extras: top roll, instrument board roll, under dash trim and radio surround in black. Internally adjustable passenger side mirror. Lamb’s wool rug in lieu of nylon in grey shade. Fog lamps not required.

1981, 28 Mar., order confirmed by Rolls Royce, fog lamps not required, shipping arranged.

1981, 09 Dec., to be collected by US lines 40′ container at 10:30 hours on Wed., 09 Dec., 1981 for shipment to Los Angeles per the “American Angosy” due to sail 13 December 1981. ETA 8 January 1982.

1982, 19 Jan., Certificate of Origin invoice # 17175 issued for 1981 Rolls Royce Corniche, Convertible s/n CAYD42A1BCX03362 to Roy Carver Inc., authorized Rolls Royce dealer for Newport Beach, CA, 92660.

1982, 29 Jan., new car in stock, serviced at Roy Carver Rolls Royce and BMW Newport Center, Newport Beach, CA 92660. 135 miles. Scope engine to check for rough running. Replace A-4 spark plug. Total invoice $32.04.

1982, 13 May, sold new to Dr. Neil Friedman, Huntington Harbor, CA.

1982, 17 May., serviced at Roy Carver Rolls Royce and BMW Newport Center, Newport Beach, CA 92660. 242 miles. Rear brakes noisy, brake pads noisy, R&R rear brake pads. Replace pads and discs. Rattle from right side of car, R&R right door panel, secure door lock. Noise from trunk area, R&R gas sending unit and install o rings on float to insulate. Total invoice $103.35.

1982, 31 Aug., serviced at Roy Carver Rolls Royce and BMW Newport Center, Newport Beach, CA 92660. 1,250 miles. 3,000 mile service performed, right door window noisy, R&R door panel secure and align motor. Total invoice $52.50.

1982, 01 Sept., serviced at Roy Carver Rolls Royce and BMW Newport Center, Newport Beach, CA 92660. 1,250 miles. Brakes noisy, install repco pads. Right front seat back release intermittent, R&R solenoid covers, adjust arms and ease holes to accommodate locking pins. Total invoice $111.30.

1982, 01 Dec., serviced at Roy Carver Rolls Royce and BMW Newport Center, Newport Beach, CA 92660. 1,592 miles. Radio has no FM, R&R radio. Total invoice $60.00.

1983, 22 Feb., serviced at Roy Carver Rolls Royce and BMW Newport Center, Newport Beach, CA 92660. 3,634 miles. 7,500 mile service performed. Brakes squeaky deglaze pads and disks. Repair right 1/4 panel with strip, secure left 3/4 panel with strip, R&R strips and clean, re-glue both 3/4 window weather strips. R&R top bow, re-glue and re-nail to roof. Total invoice $132.00.

1983, 22 July, serviced at Roy Carver Rolls Royce and BMW Newport Center, Newport Beach, CA 92660. 4,843 miles. Car hard to start and runs poor when cool, replace thermal time switch. Oil leak under car, R&R trans pan gasket, right front compliant rod mount collapsed R&R front compliant rod mount. Total invoice $179.09.

1948, 01 Aug., serviced at Roy Carver Rolls Royce and BMW Newport Center, Newport Beach, CA 92660. 8,201 miles. Customer complained of engine leak, R&R mail seal. Left compliant rod mount collapsed, R&R left front compliant rod mount. Total invoice $398.51.

1984, 02 Aug., serviced at Roy Carver Rolls Royce and BMW Newport Center, Newport Beach, CA 92660. 8,201 miles. Customer complains of rough idle, R&R all fuel injectors, flush and test. Customer states that the #2 brake pressure lamp comes on intermittently, R&R brake pump #2. Total invoice $646.39.

1986, 16 May, serviced at Roy Carver Rolls Royce and BMW Newport Center, Newport Beach, CA 92660. 14,862 miles. Customer complains of old rear axle bolts, install new axle bolts on left and right side. Total invoice $144.24.

1990, sold to second owner, Mel Skolnik, Newport Beach, CA, 92663.

1990, 30 Oct., serviced at Newport Auto Center, 445 E. Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92660. 25,556 miles. Hard start, replace fuel check valve, antenna only goes up one foot, replace antenna, replace left rear bumper end, replace left front compliant rod. Replace rear bumper corner bar. Total invoice $857.89.

1992, 24 July, passed emissions inspection at California inspection station. 35,675 miles.

1994, 13 Apr., passed emissions inspection at California inspection station in Yorba Linda. 42,259 miles.

1997, 18 Nov., odometer reading reported as 58,023 miles.

1999, 12 Nov., vehicle sold, new title issued or updated by the California DMV.

2000, 12 Oct., sold to third owner, Frantz A Dengler, Schaefferstown, PA, Regional Chairman of the Board of the Rolls Royce Club, title or registration issued or updated by the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Dept. Lebanon, PA Title #55285182 01 FR.

2000, 13 Oct., vehicle purchase reported by the Pennsylvania DMV.

2005, 06 Jan., Registration updated when owner moved the vehicle to a new location in Schaefferstown, PA.

2008, 03 Jan., vehicle serviced at Ladd-Hanford Dodge Chrysler Jeep Mazda Lebanon, PA 717-273-4585 laddhanford.com 91,189 miles.

2008, 14 Apr., vehicle serviced at Ladd-Hanford Dodge Chrysler Jeep Mazda Lebanon, PA 717-273-4585 laddhanford.com.

2010, 07 Sept., Title issued or updated. Exempt from odometer reporting. Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Dept. Schaefferstown, PA. Title #55285182DE03.

2011, 20 July, Registration issued or renewed by the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Dept. Schaefferstown, PA. Title #55285182DE03.

2012, 22 May, Title issued or updated by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Dept. Watchung, NJ Title #SV20121430724. 93,005 miles.

2013, 07 Aug., passed emissions inspection at California Inspection Station Newport Beach, CA. 94,606 miles.

2013, 06 Sept., new California title issued to fourth owner.

Note: The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated.