Rolls-Royce Camargue

Full name

Rolls-Royce Camargue



- Production years: from 1975 up to and including 1986
- Production number: 529
- Percentage of the complete production: 1,3%



1974 - 1978
- The first character of the chassisnumber of every Rolls-Royce Camargue is a J and the second is a R.
- The right-hand drive Camargue has on the third position always a H, the left-hand drive has a X, E, F, G, K or L.
- The first Rolls-Royce Camargue is JRH14674 (experimental car); formally the first one is JRH16648 (1974). This series of numbers end with JRX33187 (1978).

1979 - 1980
- In 1979 some technical modifications were effected that were marked with chassisnumbers above 50000. The first one is JRK50001 and the last one is JRX50776.

1981 - 1986
- The Rolls-Royce Camargue was added to the chassisnumber system of 17 positions. The first Rolls-Royce Camargue is SCAYJ42A8BCX01570. The last in 1986 is SCAYJ42A7GCX10414. Model year 1987 has lower numbers.


What makes this model unique

- Unique design by Pininfarina
- Standard the same wheel covers as on the Corniche
- Design of the dashboard inspired by airplane instruments
- No identification plate (except the last 12)
- From 1979 onwards, mineral oil and a modified undercarriage
- From 1979 onwards, no moulding below the side windows
- From 1979 onwards, head lamp wipers
- The last 12 examples have alloys


Further details and special features

The first Camargues have a chassisnumber and productiondate from 1974. These are cars of the pre-series. The first Camargues for the customers were delivered in March 1975.

On the occasion of the 75 years of existence of Rolls-Royce in 1979 a line of 212 Rolls-Royces were produced in an Anniversary version with red badge. Part of this series was one Camargue, the JRH50085 from August 1979.

Camargue Limited
The last 12 Camargues are painted white and are provided with a lot of extra accessoires. They were fitted with a badge "Camargue Limited". They were exclusively sold on the USA market. These cars also celebrated the 80th anniversary of car sales in the USA.

At the end of production a series of 12 Camargues was coloured in white and was provided with extra accessoires. These cars were the only Camargues with an identification plate (inset). With this model (all 12 destined for the USA) Rolls-Royce celebrated also the 80 years of presence on the American market (1906 - 1986).

The Camargue had the same wheel covers as the Corniche. The cars from the first 5 years can be identified by the garnish below the side windows.
Picture: the JRH24298 from 1976.

The rectangular thing below the licence plate is the reversing light.
Picture: the JRH30035 from 1977.

In 1979 the trim trip below the side windows was deleted and head lamp wipers were mounted.
Picture: the FCH10221 from 1986 (chassisnumber from 1985).

This is the only Camargue in Anniversary design (so with red badge), the JRH50085 from 1979.


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