1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I Coupe by James Young

1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I Coupe by James Young

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  • 1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I Coupe by James Young
  • 1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I Coupe by James Young
  • 1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I Coupe by James Young
  • 1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I Coupe by James Young
  • 1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I Coupe by James Young
  • 1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I Coupe by James Young
  • 1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I Coupe by James Young
  • 1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I Coupe by James Young

1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I Coupe by James Young

 

Year: 1967
Model: Silver Shadow I
Body Type: Four-door Saloon, RHD
Coach Builder: James Young
Body Color: Shell Gray
Upholstery: Magnolia leather
Air conditioner attached. Hydraulic suspension overhauled.

Wakui Museum Heritage proudly specializes in Silver Shadow/T series models. This James Young, two-door saloon, was produced only 35 and 1967. Silver Shadow was first announced in 1965 September, as drastically changed modern and clean styled three-box new age saloon against classical Silver Cloud/T series. Before Rolls-Royce announced their two-door coupe and drophead coupe by Mulliner park Wad, later called Corniche model. There was this James Young two-door saloon sold by Jack Barclay.
 
James Young was a coachbuilder established in 1863, in Bromley, Kent. It was a coachbuilder company for carriages until the early 20th century as their shop name was called “Bromley Brougham”. In 1908 they started making classy bodies regularly for automobiles.
 
In 1937, James Young went under the wing of Jack Barclay, a prominent Rolls-Royce and Bentley car dealer, and presently known as the world’s largest and the oldest Bentley car specialist car dealer. Consequently, they have become a coachbuilder entirely for Rolls -Royce and Bentley cars but a few exceptions. Phantom V Touring Limousine, known as PV 15 and another Phantom V, PV23 are their masterpieces among many saloons. But the time of standard steel and later monocoque construction made coach build business almost impossible to continue.
 
James young stopped making coach built bodies in 1967 after having produced 35 of Silver Shadow I and 15 T1 two 2 door conversions. Their name remained as a special automobile division of Jack Barclay.
 
But now after a half-century, James Young 2 door Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and even rarer T1 has become a collectors’ item. The price is higher every time when one of them has appeared on the market.
 
This James Young T1 two-door is one their very last productions, 1967 car. The body is excellent, and upholstery is well kept including the crack free shiny woodworks. Seats look a little tired at some points but still good to go. Mechanically in superb condition after our suspension system overhaul. Newly installed air conditioner set nicely under the dashboard works just fine. This is a rare museum piece level T saloon. Always ready for test-driving.


 

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