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Eight Royal Cars Used By The British Royal Family To Be Auctioned

Eight Royal Cars Used By The British Royal Family To Be Auctioned
The Vintage Rolls Royce cars that have bene used over the past seven decades by Queen Elizabeth as well as by the other members of the British royal family will be put up for auctions. It is expected that the prices would touch $2.6 million.
The auction is to be carried out by auctioneers Bonhams on Sept. 8 and a 1953 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV State Landaulette, tops the list at the sale. This vintage car was especially built to celebrate Rolls-Royce's Golden Jubilee and had been extensively used by Queen Elizabeth.
Bonhams said that the car had been a part of the Royal Mews from 1959 until 2002. The auctioneers have set a listed price for the car between $1.3 million and $2.6 million. This car also assumes importance because it is one of the 18 of the model that were ever built by Rolls Royce.
This car is also very similar to the one that was used to ferry on the occasion on of the latest Royal wedding where Meghan Markle was transported to Windsor Castle for her marriage to Prince Harry.
The Sunday Telegraph reported that the ca that was used by Meghan - now the Duchess of Sussex, as well as her mother Doria during their travel from their hotel to St George's Chapel, was another of the 18 models that were built only for heads of state and the most notable of public figures.
Cars that were used by the late Diana, Princess of Wales, first wife of the heir to the British throne, Prince Charles is also among the list of eight highly important Rolls-Royce vehicles.
Also on the list and priced at between $1.3 million and $2 million is the 1960 Rolls-Royce Phantom V "High Roof" State Limousine. High seats and large windows were accommodated into the car later on to allow the Queen to be seen by the public during her visits and tours in the car. That limousine is presently being displayed the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh and had been also used by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh on state occasions.
It is but only very rarely that such vintage cars come into the open market, said Malcolm Barber, co-chairman of Bonhams to the Sunday Telegraph. He added that in his career of 30 tears, he could not recall another instance such as the auction to be held.
About the Phantom IV, Barber said: "It's a jewel in the collection. 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."

Christopher J. Mitchell

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