James May Forced to sell Rolls Royce for a Very Particular Reason

James May Forced to sell Rolls Royce for a Very Particular Reason

The Grand Tour Star and ex Top Gear presenter James May has been forced to sell his beloved Rolls Royce for one very particular reason.

James May is in fact selling his classic Rolls Royce because he's allergic to the leather seats. Mr Slow has referred to his much loved Rolls as "quiet, supremely comfortable and quintessentially British" and has admired and wanted one since 1988. In 2007 James finally got his hands on one, a pristine 1972 Rolls-Royce Corniche, but now sadly it has to go.

He has owned the Corniche for ten years and in total the car has clocked up no more than 10,000 miles. 

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Mr Slow revealed he was getting rid of the Rolls-Rocye on his Drive Tribe page, saying;

"I've decided that my 1972 Rolls-Royce Corniche has to go, because I've become allergic to it. And I mean this. If I drive it for more than half an hour I start itching, and then have to boil all my clothes."

The car will be auctioned off by Bonhams at the Goodwood Members' Meeting sale in West Sussex on March 19. It has been estimated for go for £25,000 to £30,000, but it's worth noting that this is only an estimate, and a Rolls-Royce Corniche in good condition have been seen to go for over £40,000, but not many have been sold at a car event as prestigious as Goodwood.