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Corniche

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Rolls-Royce Corniche
1999 - 2002



Number manufactured

My own counting: 329
Other sources: no numbers published.

First and last chassis number

First chassis number: SCAZK20EXXCH68001 (1999).
Last chassis number: SCAZK29E42CH02037 (2002).

Dimensions, kerb weight, performance

Length, width, height

541, 206, 148 cm

Turning circle

12,2 m

Boot

0,187 m3

Kerb weight

2735 kg

Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h

8.2 seconds

Top speed

135 mph, 220 km/h

Characteristics and peculiarities

Backgrounds of this model
- The Rolls-Royce Corniche is the first Rolls-Royce convertible after the production of the Rolls-Royce Corniche IV was terminated at the end of model year 1995.
- Sometimes the model is called "Rolls-Royce Corniche V", refering to the fifth generation of the Corniche, but that name is not officially granted by the factory.
- The Rolls-Royce Corniche's body was set onto the platform used for the similarly-styled Bentley Azure, making it the first and last Rolls-Royce descended from a Bentley rather than the other way around.
- The Rolls-Royce Corniche has no predecessor or successor but is a model besides already existing models.
- The Corniche was the only new Rolls-Royce developed under Volkswagen's ownership, before the marque was passed to BMW in 2003. All Corniches were completely hand-built. The car was considered a slightly softer, and even more exclusive, version of the Bentley Azure.

General characteristics
- The Corniche was powered by 6750 cc turbocharged V8, providing 738 Nm at 2100 rpm.

Production and chassis numbers

Identification of the model in the chassis number
The chassis number of a Corniche has:
- the letter A on the third position
- the letter K on the fifth position
- a number between 68001 and 68621, or a number between 02000 and 02033 or number 02037.

Further details about the production and the chassis numbers
- The chassis numbers in the years 1980 up to and including 1989 are assigned in batches. Batches exist for the standard saloon models (Silver Spirit, Mulsanne), the long wheelbase models (Silver Spur, Bentley LWB), the turbo models (Mulsanne Turbo, Turbo R), the Bentley Eight, the convertibles (Corniche, Continental), the Camargues and the Phantoms VI.
- In 1999, 2000 and 2001 this model has a series of numbers that was not shared with other models.
- In 2002 the range of numbers is shared with the Corniche Final Series.

Series of numbers and unused numbers
- No number was assigned to a Corniche between 68174 (end of model year 2000) and 68500 (start of model year 2001) and between 68622 (end of model year 2001) and 02000 (start of model year 2002). Between 68622 and 02000 numbers are assigned to other models.
- Model year 2002 ended for the Corniche on number 02033. After that number only number 02037 belongs to a Corniche.

Numbers LHD / RHD

Left-hand drive

Right-hand drive

Model year

Number

% (p yr)

Number

% (p yr)

Total

1999

0

0%

1

100%

1

2000

152

88%

20

12%

172

2001

107

88%

14

12%

121

2002

32

91%

3

9%

35

Total

291

88%

38

12%

329

Some chassis numbers

Model years 1999 until 2001 are not listed below.

Model year 2002
SCAZK29E72CX02000
SCAZK29E92CX02001
SCAZK29E02CX02002
SCAZK29E22CX02003
SCAZK29E42CX02004
SCAZK29E62CX02005
SCAZK29E42CH02006
SCAZK29EX2CX02007
SCAZK29E12CX02008
SCAZK29E32CX02009
SCAZK29EX2CX02010
SCAZK29E12CX02011
SCAZK29EX2CH02012
SCAZK29E52CX02013
SCAZK29E72CX02014
SCAZK29E92CX02015
SCAZK29E02CX02016

SCAZK29E22CX02017
SCAZK29E42CX02018
SCAZK29E62CX02019
SCAZK29E22CX02020
SCAZK29E42CX02021
SCAZK29E62CX02022
SCAZK29E82CX02023
SCAZK29EX2CX02024
SCAZK29E12CX02025
SCAZK29E32CX02026
SCAZK29E52CX02027
SCAZK29E72CX02028
SCAZK29E92CX02029
SCAZK29E52CX02030
SCAZK29E72CX02031
SCAZK29E92CX02032
SCAZK29E02CX02033
SCAZK29E42CH02037



Rolls-Royce Corniche, model year 2000, press photos







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