1965 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III
CONTINENTAL JAMES YOUNG SALOON
1 OF 20 BUILT
If you were filthy rich in the sixties you owned a Rolls Royce. Back then it was considered ‘The best car in the World’. A great number of the buyers employed a chauffeur to glide them from place to place. A few people however preferred to drive themselves. They also preferred to take the even more extravagant option of having a special coach built body fitted to their vehicle. The James Young Continental was one such option. Built specifically with the younger owner/driver in mind, coachbuilders James Young bodied 20 such examples known as the Silver Cloud III Continental. As the name suggests they were based on the standard steel SC III Saloon but the chassis and running gear were clothed with special lightweight handmade aluminium panels most suited to high-speed continental trips. This particular example was ordered with a very special dashboard in black leather with black bezel instrumentation as opposed to the more usual burr walnut chrome type. Restored in the late eighties this car has been awarded many rosettes at past Rolls-Royce Concours D’Elegance gatherings.