The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Bentley Corniche. We make the process of selling your Bentley Corniche quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Bentley Corniche was a grand tourer, notchback coupe car, that also came as a convertible. It was introduced in 1971 and ran until 1982 as a coupe and 1984 as a convertible. It was marketed both as a Bentley and as a Rolls-Royce.
Cars were equipped with engines of 6750 cc (411.9 cui) displacement that delivered 126.5 – 184 kW (172 – 250 PS, 170 – 247 hp) of power. It used an aluminium-silicon alloy block with aluminium cylinder heads and cast iron wet cylinder liners. It started out with Twin SU carburettors but then that was swapped out for a Solex 4A1 four-barrel carburetor. Eventually, to meet US smog protection requirements, fuel injection was used.
The Bentley Corniche Convertible, model year 1971,was a 2-door convertible body type using RWD (rear-wheel drive) and a automatic 3-speed transmission. It featured a petrol (gasoline) engine with a displacement of 6750 cm3 or 411.9 cubic inches. The advertised power was 162 kW / 217 hp / 220 PS ( estimated ) and it had torque of 530 Nm / 391 lb-ft. The top speed was 190 km/h (118 mph) as declared by the factory. It had a 0-60 mph time of 10.8 seconds and a 0-100 km/h time of 11.4 seconds. It had a 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) 17.9 seconds.
The Corniche name comes from the Italian and French word for a coastline, especially one with cliffs. The Corniche convertible is known as a world-wide symbol of elegance and is a status symbol for the wealthy. Owners include famous actors, rock stars and billionaires.
8 cylinder 3506 cc engine
Rear wheel drive