The Corniche was the Rolls Royce coupe and convertible version of the Silver Shadow produced between 1971 and 1996. The exterior design was by John Polwhele Blatchley. (The independent coachmaker James Young had already custom-made a two-door coupé variant of the Silver Shadow, but Young's model proved less popular and was soon discontinued). The model was assembled and finished in London at Mulliner Park Ward as continuation of the 1965 Silver Shadow coupe and 1967 drophead, with the Corniche name applied in 1971. The Corniche was available both as a coupé and convertible. The car used the standard Rolls-Royce V8 engine.
A 3-speed automatic transmission (a Turbo Hydramatic 400 sourced from General Motors) was standard. A four-wheel independent suspension with coil springs was augmented with a hydraulic self-leveling system (using the same Citroen system, but without pneumatic springs, and hydraulic components built under license by Rolls-Royce), at first on all four, but later in the rear wheels only. Four wheel disc brakes were standard. This particular Corniche was the personal car for the owner of a large automotive audio firm and was therefore outfitted with an extensive audio system.