1965 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III Continental James Young Salon
James Young Ltd was a British coach-building company that was founded in 1863 at London Road, Bromley. The business was originally started to produce horse-drawn carriages. In 1908 they made their first body for a local Member of Parliament. Starting from 1921 they bodied several cars for Bentley, Alfa Romeo, Sunbeam, Talbot, and ultimately Rolls Royce. In 1937 the company was sold to London based Rolls Royce dealer Jack Barclay. During World War II they built aircraft components and with the bombing of London, all records were destroyed. Coach-building resumed after the war and a stand (picture below) was taken at the 1948 Motor Show. The Silver Cloud IIIs arrived in 1963 with many improvements over the first two previous generations. A total of 2,044 SCIIIs were produced between 1963-1966 with James Young only producing 20 of these gentleman drivers called Continental Saloons.
In the sixties “The best car in the world” was considered a Rolls Royce. The filthy rich loved to be driven around, but a few people preferred to drive themselves. This 1 of 20 Continental Saloon built by James Young filled this niche market for the younger owner/drivers of the time. This particular example was ordered with a very special dashboard in black leather sporting black bezel instrumentation. Restored in all its glory in the eighties, this extremely rare drivers Continental has been awarded many rosettes at past Rolls Royce Concours D’Elegance gatherings. Excellent opportunity to own this rare 1 of 1 built automobile that can be enjoyed for years to come.