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British Royalty Up for Auction

Jewels in the Crown Collection Set for the NEC

Posted: October 26, 2016 10:30 am
by Staff Report
Photo courtesy of Silverstone Auctions.

Silverstone Auctions is giving you your chance to own a piece of British royalty with a special private collection being offered at the Classic Motor Show Sale at the NEC in Birmingham, UK on Nov. 12-13.

“The Jewels of the Crown” collection, a 12-car private collection comprised of vehicles previously owned by British royalty, politicians and celebrities, will be auctioned off. Included in the collection is a 2001 Daimler V8 from Queen Elizabeth II, 1994 Audi Cabriolet from the late-Princess Diana and a 2005 Rolls-Royce Phantom from Sir Elton John.

The Queen’s Daimler is estimated between £50,000 and £60,000 (US $61,086 - $73,303), and features several customizations including a sliding holder specifically designed to hold a particular type of handbag owned by the Queen.

Similarly, Princess Diana’s Audi is estimated between £50,000 and £60,000 (US $61,086 - $73,303) while Sir Elton John’s Phantom is estimated between £135,000 to £155,000 (US $164,931 to $189,365).

Other vehicles include a 1972 Fiat 500L, previously purchased by former UK Prime Minister David Cameron, a 1987 Bristol Brigand owned by pop star Will Young and a 1976 Bentley T1 owned by film director, restaurant critic and charity pioneer Michael Winner.

“It’s an honor for Silverstone Auctions to offer cars with such amazing provenance,” according to Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, in a press release. “We anticipate a huge amount of interest in these cars from across the globe. These cars have been wonderfully cared for over their lifetimes and we look forward to finding them new homes.”

The Classic Motor Show Sale is scheduled to take place at the NEC in Birmingham, UK on Nov. 12-13.

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