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Classic Rolls 'Tudor Noir,' a vintage wedding car by James Young

Posted On: May 24, 2012

Vintage Wedding Car

The classic Rolls Royce Phantom V is as unmistakable and iconic as a vintage wedding car can get. Like the first Continental Flying Spur, the Rolls Royce Phantom V limousine is based on the very successful Silver Cloud II, then known as the 'Best Car in the World' and the 'Proper Motorcar.'

Vintage Wedding Car - Tudor NoirLaunched in 1959, only 516 Rolls Royce Phantom V's were manufactured during it's single decade of production.

Member's of Government such as the Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, King Olav V of Norway, and Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito were some the first to embrace the Rolls Royce Phantom V limousine for it's luxury and safety however the majority of buyers were private individuals. 

Then Beatle, John Lennon had this model Rolls Royce limousine specially painted a slew of after market psychedelic colors and loaned it out to a number of other rock and roll icons.  While Queen Elizabeth II and the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother left their Rolls Royce limousine's simply painted black. 

When deciding to rent a vintage Rolls consider All Star Limo's fleet, as it contains more than one Rolls Royce Phantom for hire. Some remain a straightforward white Rolls Royce rental for wedding, prom and other important formal engagements. While this especially breathtaking classic Rolls is distinctly two-toned with a stunning red pinstripe. This finely tuned long wheel base vintage Rolls was originally built for the Prince of Qatar then purchased by Egypt’s King Farouk. 

Classic vintage Rolls

The tastefully striking body of our 'Tudor Noir' limo is one of only 195 built by independent coachbuilder James Young LTD and styled by employee A.F. McNeill., and was in the influential International Geneva Motor Show in 1962. James Young LTD began in 1863 in London Road, Bromley. Their first limo body was built for the local Member of Parliament. They were later bought out by London Rolls Royce dealer Jack Barclay in 1937.

Run your hand along the subtle red pinstripe of this vintage wedding car and you immediately realize the exceptional strength and fullness of the beauteous finish. All-Star Limousine takes great pride in all of our limo and car services. We consistently outshine every other American car service with our on-site auto detailing, ensuring your chauffeured limo arrives glistening and pristine at each and every formal event. 

The elegant contours of this 1962 James Young Phantom V limousine, as it rolls along on it's white-walled tires, make this vehicle unforgettable.

Our ‘Tudor Noir’ Phantom V 12 Vintage Rolls Royce has a 200 horsepower, 380 cubic inch, V8 engine for a smooth and powerful ride.  

'At sixty miles an hour the loudest noise in the Rolls-Royce comes from the electric clock.' What is distinction worth on your Wedding day?

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