The 1994 Audi Cabriolet once owned by Princess Diana has been put up for sale by its current owner. The car is part of a private collection which altogether is expected to fetch more than £1 million. The cars are due to go under the hammer next month.
The 12-car collection, which belongs to a private owner, includes a 1972 Fiat 500L that was once purchased by former Prime Minister David Cameron, as a gift for his wife Samantha. Also included is Will Young’s old Bristol Brigand.
Two cars formerly owned by the Queen also feature. One is the Mulsanne limousine, built by Bentley in 2012 as a special gift for her Diamond Jubilee tour of Great Britain, and is expected to attract particular interest at the forthcoming sale.
The luxury green car is expected to fetch upwards of £235,000 and comes complete with armour protection, reinforced tyres and walnut burr veneered picnic tables as well as waist rails that bear the Royal crest.
The Queen travelled in the Bentley to the sole cabinet meeting she has ever attended at 10 Downing Street in 2012.
The other vehicle formerly owned by the monarch is her 2001 Daimler Supercharged V8 which is expected to go for around £60,000. The Queen travelled more than 11,000 miles in the car and it includes a range of specific modifications such as a unique sliding holder designed especially for her handbag.
Other cars up for sale are Princess Margaret’s 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II, Michael Winner’s 1976 Bentley T1, and Elton John’s Rolls Royce Phantom.
The auction is taking place on November 12th and 13th at the Silverstone Auctions’ Classic Motor Show Sale at the Birmingham NEC.