Queen-Owned Rare Vintage Rolls-Royce to Fetch Up to $2.6 million

Published July 30th, 2018 - 03:00 GMT
The Queen heading to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, pre-ceremony in May (Shutterstock/File Photo)
The Queen heading to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, pre-ceremony in May (Shutterstock/File Photo)

A rare vintage Rolls-Royce with a very special owner is set to fetch up to £2 million ($2.6 million) at auction.

The luxury vehicle is a Rolls-Royce Phantom IV State Laudaulette, one of only 18 ever made, and is owned by the Queen.

It has been in the Royal Household for more than 40 years, been used on royal tours all over the world, and is expected to be sold at auction for up to £2 million.

The illustrious Royal vehicle have been used by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh from the late 1950s, according to The Telegraph.

The Phantom IV will be offered for sale by Bonhams as part of a collection of eight 'highly important' Rolls-Royce vehicles.

The collection includes several other cars used by the Royal Family- including one used by the late Diane, Princess of Wales.

Along with the rare Rolls-Royce motors, some extremely rare number plates will be on offer, which will sure to get motor enthusiasts excited.



The vehicle itself has a number of modifications you might associate with a car carrying such persons of importance.

It has large comfortable seats, big windows for viewing and that all important royal wave, and a tough perspex panel at the rear.

It is almost identical to the vehicle Meghan Markle and her mother Doria used to get to Windsor Castle.

But that was another of the 18 models, which is normally used to transport heads of state.

Malcolm Barber, co-chairman of Bonhams, said only 'very very rarely would cars like this come onto the open market', saying he could not think of another like it in his career of more than 30 years.

'It's a jewel in the collection', he said of the Phantom IV.

'Rolls-Royce motor cars have been present at countless historic events in recent British history, and the Heritage Fleet encapsulates the most significant models produced by the marque.'


This article has been adapted from its original source.

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