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    View Poll Results: Corniche or Continental

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    Thread: Corniche or Continental - 1971 to 1995

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      11-14-2012 07:16 PM #1
      The Rolls or Bentley thread made me think about how these cars have their own identity now. Up until the Turbo R cars of the late 80's Rolls and Bentley had virtually identical cars for much of the 70's and 80's.
      The Corniche for example really did not seem to offer anything other than a more rounded grille for some customers and a sharper one for others. The Bentley became a Continental in 1984.

      Bentley


      I have a model of this car almost exactly


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      Rolls-Royce Corniche: 4,332
      Saloon (1971–1981): 1,108
      Convertible (1971–1988): 3,224
      Bentley Corniche: 140
      Saloon (1971–1981): 63
      Convertible (1971–1984): 77
      Rolls-Royce Corniche II (1988-1989): 1,226
      Rolls-Royce Corniche III (1989-1992): 452
      Rolls-Royce Corniche IV (1992-1995): 244
      Corniche IV (1992–1995): 219
      Corniche S (1995): 25
      Bentley Continental (1984–1994): 421
      Bentley Continental Turbo (1992–1995): 8
      Most people chose the Rolls Royce, my personal choice would be the Bentley personally, especially the limited Turbo models.

      My question, which would you chose and why?
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      11-14-2012 08:01 PM #3
      I'd be happy with either, though the grill on the Bentley flows a bit better with the lines of the coupe, imo.
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      11-14-2012 08:48 PM #4
      Bentley. Usually they are less expensive to buy.
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      11-14-2012 08:49 PM #5
      I know that I'm out of the time fame, but I really miss seeing these:



      God, they were sexy back in the day.
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      11-14-2012 09:26 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      Bentley. Usually they are less expensive to buy.
      Twenty grand Turbo R sedans would be an amazing road trip car.
      Seems the Corniche's and Continental's hold their value incredibly well.

      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      I know that I'm out of the time fame, but I really miss seeing these:

      God, they were sexy back in the day.
      Some of the lines aged poorly (c pillar), still a beautiful car. Sexy to this day.
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      11-14-2012 09:54 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      I know that I'm out of the time fame, but I really miss seeing these:



      God, they were sexy back in the day.
      kelsey grammar's black on black conti coupe was for sale a while back on RROC... forget what they wanted but man that thing looked intimidating

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      11-14-2012 10:58 PM #8
      IB4 Barry says Continental

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      11-15-2012 11:10 AM #9
      As far as I'm concerned, the Camargue is probably one of the ugliest Rolls ever.

      But to answer the question, I usually prefer Bentley, although they were really just the same as Mercury was to Ford.
      Last edited by Bakounine; 11-15-2012 at 11:16 AM.

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      11-15-2012 11:19 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      I know that I'm out of the time fame, but I really miss seeing these:



      God, they were sexy back in the day.
      ditto,

      i hope i can own an SC one day

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      11-15-2012 11:21 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Biff Beltsander View Post
      The Rolls or Bentley thread made me think about how these cars have their own identity now. Up until the Turbo R cars of the late 80's Rolls and Bentley had virtually identical cars for much of the 70's and 80's.
      The Corniche for example really did not seem to offer anything other than a more rounded grille for some customers and a sharper one for others. The Bentley became a Continental in 1984.


      Most people chose the Rolls Royce, my personal choice would be the Bentley personally, especially the limited Turbo models.

      My question, which would you chose and why?
      With the exception of the late turbo versions, the Bentleys were simply badge engineered cheap versions of the Rolls, so I'd pick the Rolls, as it's what the cars were supposed to be (and I like the Parthenon grille of the RR). I also prefer the Corniche convertible to the coupe and sedan versions, so it barely wins out over the Turbo. Again, the later turbo cars, especially the coupe as pictured in the thread, are another level altogether and are still my favorites of the Rolls/Bently lines.
      I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger's hobby. They're always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money... until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.

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      11-15-2012 12:29 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Bakounine View Post
      As far as I'm concerned, the Camargue is probably one of the ugliest Rolls ever.

      But to answer the question, I usually prefer Bentley, although they were really just the same as Mercury was to Ford.
      Some days I like the Camargue, most days I don't. There was something like two or three (I've herd only one) sold as Bentley Camargue's as well actually, and that was at the request of the customer.

      Honestly, in many cases I think there were more differences between a Ford and a Mercury than the Corniche and Continental convertibles. This is especially true of the 71-83 cars when they were both called Corniche.

      Quote Originally Posted by Chris_V View Post
      With the exception of the late turbo versions, the Bentleys were simply badge engineered cheap versions of the Rolls, so I'd pick the Rolls, as it's what the cars were supposed to be (and I like the Parthenon grille of the RR). I also prefer the Corniche convertible to the coupe and sedan versions, so it barely wins out over the Turbo. Again, the later turbo cars, especially the coupe as pictured in the thread, are another level altogether and are still my favorites of the Rolls/Bently lines.
      Agreed on all points except for preference. The point of the thread was that they really are the same car, excluding later Bentley's. I wanted to focus more on the near identical cars like the Corniche and Continental convertible of 71-95 and see what people preferences are.
      For me it's the Bentley as they are a little more unique for basically being a bit more rare and that's probably influenced by the fact I have a model of one.
      So basically, I'm only referring to the twin 71-95 cars and not the more rounded Continental's that have been posted in this thread.
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      11-15-2012 12:34 PM #13
      I have an inexplicable preference for the Bentley. I think its my underdog fanship showing, though in this case that distinction is relative.

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      11-15-2012 12:52 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Biff Beltsander View Post
      For me it's the Bentley as they are a little more unique for basically being a bit more rare and that's probably influenced by the fact I have a model of one.
      Hehehe. For me it could easily be that when I was younger I had a Corgi model of the '69 Rolls Royce version, and a Matchbox model of the convertible:





      I love the small bumper convertibles:







      Just seems more "stately" than the Bentley to me.
      I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger's hobby. They're always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money... until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.

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      11-15-2012 01:27 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris_V View Post
      Just seems more "stately" than the Bentley to me.
      i think its the grill. im not nuts about the bentley grill when fitted to those cars....

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      11-15-2012 02:50 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris_V View Post
      Hehehe. For me it could easily be that when I was younger I had a Corgi model of the '69 Rolls Royce version, and a Matchbox model of the convertible:
      When I was a kid I loved my Matchbox Rolls Royce, that car got played with a lot. Adult me has a Bentley on my shelf.
      When I was a child one of my favourite cars was the Rolls Royce Corniche.

      I had this exact car, stole it from some kid who'd painted it sky blue.
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