This Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Continental by James Young is the twin sister of the Bentley S3 Continental.
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 coachbuilt 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 Silver Cloud III Saloon but the chassis and running gear were clothed with special lightweight handmade aluminium panels most suited to high-speed continental trips.
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