Why hire a Rolls Royce Convertible?

You’ll struggle to find another 1970s Rolls Royce convertible hire car in the UK that you can drive yourself, let alone one as beautiful as this. How many of us can claim to have ever been in the car that has become known as the ultimate prestige car in the world, let alone driven one?

A classic Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible is rare. The height of luxury, this is a most magnificent car for your special day. Hire this Rolls Royce either for a wedding or for a very special occasion like an anniversary. Or any occasion where you want the perfect luxury classic car experience.

What father would not relish the opportunity to drive his daughter to her wedding in this sumptuous limousine? Take the roof down to be seen by all your guests, and to get wonderful photo opportunities.

Pick up point for the Rolls Royce is Leeds

Experience driving a Rolls Royce Convertible

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Rolls Royce Convertible interior
Rolls Royce with its well known car mascot
Rolls Royce Corniche - a rare self-drive convertible

Pick up point for the Rolls Royce is Leeds

Hire our Rolls Royce Corniche from £263 to £365 per day

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With its gorgeous styling and effortless performance, this 1976 Rolls Royce hire car certainly wouldn’t be out of place cruising through London’s most prestigious postcode areas. Hire this aristocratic motorcar and you’ll attract attention and feel like a multi-millionaire. It offers spacious, luxurious open topped motoring for up to five people.

Our Rolls Royce hire car in Yorkshire is the Corniche model. It has light blue metallic coachwork with a cream electric hood. The Corniche has two doors, a powerful 6,750cc V8 engine and 3 speed automatic gearbox. The interior of our Corniche is particularly luxurious, with finest cream Connolly hide with blue piping and lovely burr walnut woodwork

 

History of the Rolls Royce Corniche

The Corniche was launched in 1971 as Rolls-Royce’s coupe version of the Silver Shadow. Having even more lavish levels of equipment, the Corniche was a superior car to the saloon on which it was based. Hand built by Mulliner Park Ward, the Rolls Royce Corniche was Britain’s most expensive car at the time. The price was about half as much again as the Silver Shadow.

Only the very finest materials were used including Wilton carpeting, Connolly hide and the best burr walnut veneers. Each car is said to have taken some six months to produce. The result was a level of quality and opulence that surpassed that of the saloons.

Our Rolls Royce hire car is, of course, adorned by the famous Rolls Royce ‘Spirit of Ecstasy bonnet ornament, one of the most well-known motor car mascots in the world. The inspiration for this mascot was said to be a beautiful young woman who did not have the social status which might have permitted her to marry the man (Lord Montagu) with whom she had fallen in love.

The Rolls-Royce Corniche was produced in both coupé and convertible form from 1971 to 1995. The name ‘Corniche’ stems from the originally French and Italian term for a coastal road, especially along the face of a cliff.

It was designed by John Blatchley, who also worked on the Silver Shadow, Silver Cloud and Bentley R-type. The Corniche was an exclusive car, with only 1,090 coupes and 3,239 convertibles being made before the Corniche II commenced production in 1988.

The Corniche convertible was a massive hit, and was bought by the rich and famous. Celebrities such as Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Tom Jones and Frank Sinatra all owned one. According to The Classic Car Show it is ‘one of the sexiest classic convertibles around’

Slip behind the wheel of what may just be the most luxurious car you will ever have the pleasure to drive with a Rolls Royce hire in Yorkshire.

Specifications

Technical

Engine

6750cc V8 engine

Top Speed

0-60 in 9.6 seconds, top speed 120 mph

Power (BHP)

230 bhp, and 300 lb ft of torque

MPG

12-16 mpg

Gearbox

3 speed automatic

Brakes

Disc brakes front and rear

Functional

Type

2 door convertible, seats 4/5

Luggage Space

Large boot

Colour

Light blue metallic with cream leather upholstery

Weather Protection

Electronic hood

Sat Nav

Socket for Sat Nav.

Hire a Rolls Royce as a gift

Gift vouchers available for that special person in your life.

Prices – Select the option that suits you best

No single price suits everyone, so Classic Car Hire North gives you a choice of packages

All Day Hire

09:00 – 20:00

£345

Additional days £295 per day

Prices include 200 miles per day

The All Day option is ideal for those who want a tour of the Dales, Moors or even the Lake District.  The generous mileage limit of 200 miles will even get you to and from the East coast.  The majority of people do around 170 miles when they hire a car for 1 day, and don’t incur excess mileage charges.

24 Hour Hire

Return within 24 hours

£365

Additional days £295 per day

Prices include 200 miles per day

The 24 hour option is evening to evening and suits those who are planning an overnight stay.

Weekend Package

Saturday 09:00 to Sunday 20:00

£585

Price includes 300 miles

The weekend option lets you take a relaxing weekend, with enough miles included to stay in either the Lake District, or the Yorkshire coast.

2 Day Mid Week Package

Tuesday 09:00 to Wednesday 20:00

or

Wednesday 9:00 to Thursday 20:00

£525

Price includes 300 miles

The 2 day midweek option provides a lower price for those who have time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays for a leisurely 2 day break.

Extras

All prices include insurance for 1 driver

Additional drivers £20 per day per driver

Picnic for 2 can be added at £35

Excess mileage charge £1.35 per mile

Security deposit £1500

The security deposit is not taken until you pick the car up, and is done as a pre-authorisation on your card. This means that no money is actually taken, it just authorises us to take up to that amount in the unlikely event that the car is damaged during your hire.

Driver Insurance Requirements

Driver minimum age 30, maximum age 75

In general, drivers need to have had:

  • a full licence for 2 years or more
  • no more than 6 penalty points on their licence
  • no more than 1 claim in the past three years
  • no mental or physical problems which affect their ability to drive

If you have any queries please contact us.

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