Rolls-Royce Corniche IV

Full name

Rolls-Royce Corniche IV



- Years of production: from 1992 up to and including 1995
- Number of production: 194
- Percentage of the complete production: 0,5%



- The first 6 characters of the chassisnumber of every Corniche III are the next characters and digits: SCAZD0.
- The 7th digit is a 0 or a 2.
- The 8th character is a A, a C or a D.
- The 9th character is a varying control-digit.
- On the 10th position there is a N, P, R or S.
- On the 11th position stands a C.
- The right-hand drive Corniche IV has on the 12th position always a H, the left-hand drive has a X.
- The lowest number in the chassisnumbers of the Corniche IV of the 40000-series (1992 and 1993) is 40001, the highest is 40533; the lowest from the 50000-series (1994 and 1995) is 50001 and the highest is 50170; the numbers in the 40000-series were not joined together, the numbers in the 5000-series were, whilst the numbers of the technical identical Bentley Continental and the Corniche S of this series and the numbers of the Continental Turbo were mixed with the Corniche IV numbers
- Example: SCAZD02C1SCH50148.


What makes this model unique

- All unique properties of the Corniche II and III
- Changes with regard to the Corniche III are for example: an ABS-system, 2 airbags, a four-speed automatic gearbox, the hood construction, dashboard changes, and so on. From 1994 on (chassisnumbers in the 50000-series) the Corniche IV was constructed with a heated rear window of glass.
- Identification plate "CORNICHE IV" on the boot lid


Further details and special features

Probably the Corniche IV could not be delivered with a two-tone paint scheme. Anyhow, I didn't discover one in all these years.

In 1992 (and 1993) 25 Anniversary-versions are made by the occasion of the 25 years of existence of the convertible based on the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. These Anniversaries all have the colour Ming Blue with cream-coloured leather hood and magnolia upholstery. They can be recognised by the special Anniversary wheel covers.

The identification plate of the Corniche IV.
Picture: the plate of the SCAZD02C2SCX50074 from 1995.

A Corniche IV can't be recognised by outer distinguishing marks with regard to a Corniche III. But there were some versions of aluminium wheels.
Picture: the SCAZD02D2PCX40516 from 1993.

From 1994 the electrical convertible top was delivered with a glass rear window that could be heatened.
Picture: the SCAZD02C2SCX50074 from 1995.

This is the 19e of the 25 Anniversary Corniches IV from 1993. The blue hood has replaced the original cream coloured hood. Inset: the special Anniversary wheel cover.
Picture: the SCAZD02D9PCX40111 from 1993.


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