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Rolls-Royce Corniche 2-door saloon
with Hooper conversion



 

Contents of this page
1. General information about this car
2. Photos to introduce the car; if available
3. Copies of documentation, such as specifications and details of the Hooper conversion; if available
4. Photos from the internet, Facebook and other sources; if available



Chassis number

CRX50264

 

Colour exterior

Shell grey with Black Everflex
later refinished in Turquoise metallic

Model year

1980

 

Colour interior

Black leather
later retrimmed in beige leather

First owner

Warranty acknowledgement says: "Vextree"; the car was owned by Hooper

 

Registrations

J28292

Factory features

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Hooper conversion

Silver Spirit front-end and rear section
Hooper coachbuilt smaller rear window
Rolls-Royce badges to rear quarter panels
Hooper badge to left hand side rear of boot lid
Colour co-ordinated bumper bars with polished infills
Colour co-ordinated outside mirrors
Colour co-ordinated windscreen wipers and arms and scuttle grilles
Polished stainless steel wheel arch surrounds and sills
Polished stainless steel infills to tail lights
Badge bar
Hooper wire wheels
Front fog lamps, traditional style mounted under front bumper bar
Hooper centre console containing upgraded I.C.E. and roll top storage area
Hooper sports steering wheel
Headrests
Hooper sunroof
Hooper sill tread plates

Further remarks

The car was owned by John Dick, chairman of Hooper at the time. The car was used in Beverly Hills.












3. Copies of documentation


Documents of the donor car

















No Hooper documents available


Text from the RM auction brochure, 27 October 2010:

Estimate: 40,000-55,000. Sold for 40,000.
- From the Hooper Corporate Collection
- Single ownership from new
- Unique one-off custom coachwork by Hooper with bespoke interior and exterior
- Driven just 15,000 miles since new
The original and current owner is the Hooper Corporate Collection. The one-owner, one-off car was custom-built to the vendor's specifications with no expense spared at the time of construction. Everything is hand-crafted and bespoke to this particular Corniche. The cost of Hooper's custom coachwork far exceeded the original price of the car when new. The work took some 18 months to complete with thousands of hours of work and hundreds of major and minor changes.
In addition to the dramatic turquoise metallic colour, the exterior has been specially fitted with a limousine-style back window along with a Silver Spirit front-end and rear section to give the car a more modern and classic, albeit updated, look. It has also been fitted with chrome wire wheels, fog lights, bespoke twin exhausts, and chrome rocker panel sills to complete the exterior ransformation. It has also been fitted with Bailey sport suspension components, which give the car more agile driving dynamics not usually associated with Rolls-Royce automobiles. The interior is swathed in Connelly leather, including the dash and steering wheel which are covered to match the striking exterior colour. The centre console of the car is equipped with a Howard Becker (of Beverly Hills) stereo entertainment system that cost well over $30,000. Mechanically the car has not been changed from its original configuration when delivered.
Though showing evidence of some use under the bonnet, the car has been used minimally but regularly and shows just 15,000 miles on its odometer. Initially, the car was driven in the United Kingdom. Somewhat later it was shipped to the United States where it saw little use while in California. It was then shipped back to the UK and has been used sparingly since.
The Guernsey Registration Book signifies that the lot originates from Jersey and is in Free Circulation within the EU for duty purposes, but is present at the sale under a temporary import bond, which must be cancelled either by exporting the lot outside of the EU on an approved bill of lading with supporting customs documentation, or by paying the applicable VAT for the lot to remain in the EU.


4. Photos from the internet, Facebook and other sources















































Photo of the RM auction, 2010.







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