Highly-Anticipated Collection of British Royal Cars to Cross the Block
A twelve car collection dubbed “The Jewels in the Crown” will cross the auction block next month with Silverstone Auction’s NEC Classic Motor Show sale. Two of HM Queen Elizabeth II of England’s personal vehicles will be sold to the highest bidder alongside British royal cars owned by royals Princess Diana, Princess Margaret, and several other world leaders, celebrities and politicians.
Some of the most exciting British royal cars in the auction will include:
- 2012 Bentley Mulsanne – Formerly the Personal Conveyance of HM Queen Elizabeth II: Produced especially by Bentley for the Queen at her 2012 Diamond Jubilee tour of Great Britain, this vehicle conveyed the queen to her only Cabinet Meeting at 10 Downing Street in 2012. Est. £215,000 – £235,000.
- 1994 Audi Cabriolet – Princess Diana’s family car: The beloved vehicle is in superb condition with a history file containing several good-quality photographs of Diana using the car. She personally traveled an estimated 4,000 miles in the vehicle. Est. £50,000 – £60,000.
- 2001 Daimler Supercharged V8 – Formerly the Personal Conveyance of HM Queen Elizabeth II: Built to the personal specification of The Queen, Her Majesty traveled more than 11,000 miles in the vehicle. The car is appropriately finished in British Racing Green and remains in excellent condition. Est. £50,000 – £60,000.
- 2005 Rolls-Royce Phantom – Formerly the Property of Sir Elton John: In December 2005, the car was his carriage of choice on the occasion of his civil wedding to Davis Furnish. Extensive media coverage at the time shows the couple arriving in the car. Today, the odometer reads just 6,600 miles. Est. £135,000 – £155,000.
- 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II – Formerly the Personal Car of HRH Princess Margaret: The vehicle was delivered to Princess Margaret in May of 1980 to her exact specifications. The vehicle was used for both public and private engagements, and even transported her family to her private funeral in 2002. Est. £90,000 – £110,000.
- 1970 Wood & Pickett Mini Cooper S Mk II – This vehicle was once owned John Hammel, the personal assistant and guitar technician to Sir Paul McCartney. Est. £45,000 – £50,000.
For more information, read the press release or visit the auction catalog.