James May Selling His Rolls Royce Because It Makes Him Itchy

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Well, that's one reason to get rid of a car.

Any big fans of Top Gear will probably remember the cheap car challenge involving Jeremy Clarkson and James May. The task was to buy the most interesting, well-equipped four-seater on the used market for less than 25,000 GBP. Clarkson bought a 1963 Grosser Mercedes and James May purchased a 1972 Rolls-Royce Corniche. Clarkson's car needed to have a ton of maintenance done to it, but May's car seemed to function properly. Now, May has decided to part ways with his beloved Roller because of a very strange reason.

On his Drivetribe page, May says that he is selling the car "because I've become allergic to it." We were a bit surprised at his reasoning, but apparently he starts to get itchy if he drives the car for more than a half hour. He then has to boil his clothes. Seriously, we don't know whether there is something wrong with the car or something wrong with Mr. May.

The car will be sold at auction on March 19 at Goodwood. May hopes that he will make money on the car, and prove once and for all that buying an interesting car like the Corniche is a better option than spending the same money on a new Ford Mondeo.

This is not the first recent opportunity to own one of the cheap cars from Top Gear. We've also seen Hammond's Porsche 924 from the Cheap Porsche Challenge, Clarkson's Ford Sierra Cosworth from the Cheap Sedan Challenge, and the Vauxhall Astra from the Celebrity Segment.

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