Although a convertible version of the Bentley Tl was available from 1967, it wasn't until 1971 that the model became recognized in its own right - as the Bentley Corniche. The model was almost identical to its sister car, the Rolls-Royce Corniche, but was tailored more to suit traditional Bentley buyers. That meant it had to be more sporty and less ostentatious than the Rolls-Royce offering, with firmer springing and a different steering ratio. Cruise control and ventilated disc brakes appeared in 1972, while those built from 1977 onwards came with thicker impact absorbent bumpers and a rubber front spoiler. But some Bentley buyers felt short-changed by the Corniche, preferring their cars to be bespoke as opposed to badge-engineered Rolls-Royces. Only 149 Bentley Corniches were built over a 18-year period, including a handful of two-door saloon models.
Bentley Corniche Specifications
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