Queen's Coventry-made car - with corgi seat - going under the hammer

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Queen's Coventry-made car - with corgi seat - going under the hammer

Postby dutchman » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:59 pm

You could own a car fit for a queen

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A carriage made quite literally fit for a Queen is expected to fetch up to £70,000 when HRH's former Daimler saloon car - including a bespoke corgis seat - appears at auction.

The bottle-green "Double Six" saloon was delivered new to Buckingham Palace in October 1984 for the personal use of Queen Elizabeth II.

Her Majesty used the car, which was manufactured at Jaguar's Coventry facility, for three years for engagements, racking up some 12,000 miles in that time.

The Daimler will appear in original, unrestored condition at world-famous auctioneers Sotheby's, in London, on October 24, with a guide price of £50,000-£70,000.

It comes equipped with all the bespoke items - including a full-length back seat cushion in lieu of the standard twin cushion, to allow the Queen's three corgis to ride more securely and comfortably.

The 5.3litre, V12 'limo' also has a blue convoy light in front of the rear view mirror, fitted to allow security teams to spot the car more easily at night.

A set of registration plates with the original royal number, along with several photos of the Queen enjoying the car, are included with the sale.

All handbooks, tools, keys, complete historical documentation, and an official stamped certificate are also included.

Until purchased by the consignor in 2010, the Daimler remained in Jaguar's corporate ownership.

It was returned to Jaguar with 29,000 miles on the clock, having been used by the Royal Security team when Her Majesty purchased another vehicle in 1990.

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