May’s allergy to leather

By Matthew Elliott Saturday, 18 February 2017 19:00 0
JAMES MAY: Selling his classic Rolls-Royce. JAMES MAY: Selling his classic Rolls-Royce.

TOP GEAR and Grand Tour star James May is selling his classic Rolls-Royce after discovering that he’s allergic to its leather seats. May admitted that his 1972 Corniche had made him itchy after a spin for years, forcing him to conclude his drive with a ‘very thorough’ shower.

The 54-year-old even claimed that he had to boil his clothes afterwards and has evidently decided that enough is enough. The Corniche will be auctioned off on March 19 by Bonhams at the Goodwood Member’s Meeting. 

Bidding for the model, which has a 6.75 litre V8 engine and can reach 120mph, is expected to begin at around £20,000 (€23,471). But in good nick, with fewer than 10,000 miles on the clock, and a famous owner, it could fetch closer to £50,000 (€58,677). 

May has previously described the Corniche as ‘supremely comfortable and quintessentially British.’ He bought his in 2007 after decades of infatuation with the classic model. He drove it in a few Top Gear episodes and claims it sailed through 10 MOTs. 

 

Comments (0)

There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

Posting comment as a guest. Sign up or login to your account.
0 Characters
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location

Poll of the Week

Looky looky men: Do you feel they are good or bad?

Latest Tweets

A post claiming vans have been stolen on the #CostadelSol for a potential terror attack are #FALSE https://t.co/PXrXJepX3d
#BREAKING Bruce Forsyth has died. #BruceForsyth #RIP https://t.co/maYAsX5Qy2
Another #heatwave is on its way to #Spain. Click the link for details in your area. #AEMET https://t.co/S8ggC2aSGa
Follow Euro Weekly News on Twitter

Post Gallery

Devil of a heatwave to sweep Spain with 70 severe weather alerts issued

Brit holidaymaker outraged as couple have sex on Alicante flight

Foreign investment in property expected to reach record high

Disgraced banker found dead after allegedly shooting himself in Cordoba

Urgent appeal for 'missing' Albox couple

Politicians demand answers in Axarquia sewage scandal

Tree-killer disease spreading further afield in Spain

Spaniards grow healthier, yet lazier

WATCH: Brits in the sun laid bare in The Secret Life of the Holiday Resort