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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Bentley T coupe by James Young

Now this is a rare one.

In the late 1960's the RR&B dealer Jack Barclay persuaded coachbuilder James Young to make a 2 door Silver Shadow/Bentley T. He did, and a total of 50 cars were produced.

There were 35 Silver Shadow and 15 Bentley T variants.

It certainly is one collectible body type, and the rarest of the Silver Shadow Bentley T type cars that were produced in conjunction with the factory. There is a known photograph from Crewe at the time with a James Young bodied car on the production line. I may scan the image in at a later date.

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Bentley T coupe James Young 2 door

So when a Bentley version comes up for sale I do like to take note. And one has.

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Bentley T coupe James Young 2 door

It is Chassis CBH1377 again, that previously turned up for sale in New Orleans by Big Easy Dave no doubt. More can be read about the previous auction here.

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Bentley T coupe James Young 2 door

The car is currently for sale again in New Orleans via ebay item: 160195896909.

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Bentley T coupe James Young 2 door

The auction has just finished, and the car did not meet its reserve price.

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Bentley T coupe James Young 2 door

The car's condition is so so, and it has not moved in more than 30 years.

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Bentley T coupe James Young 2 door

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Bentley T coupe James Young 2 door

There is also the presumption of the dark cloud of hurricane Katrina. The engine bay may tell a story.

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Bentley T coupe James Young 2 door

It is most likely the second James Young Bentley ever produced after CBH1342.

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Bentley T coupe James Young 2 door

The car is certainly worth some money, what ever condition. Simply because the front doors are a little longer and the centre pillar has moved back a bit. Just fill in the rear door gap, and you have yourself a coachbuilt wonder.

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Bentley T coupe James Young 2 door

I would leave it in my garage for another 30 years. A bit of spit and polish and some new hoses and plenty of fluids and it could make it to the shops. Maybe.

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4 Comments:

At 11:50 am, Blogger pat said...

A potentially lovely car, but I wonder if it would pass the sniff test. Where was this immediately after Huricane Katrina

 
At 11:15 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HIGH AND DRY ON THE WESTBANK OF RIVERbigeasydave

 
At 1:10 am, Anonymous mrrecycle.info said...

whats it worth?

 
At 1:11 am, Anonymous jay said...

i have 1 lol thats why i need to know the prices

 

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