A 2004 Land Rover Vary Rover as soon as owned by Queen Elizabeth II is up for public sale within the U.Ok. by way of Iconic Auctioneers.
The British royal car fleet has seen some extravagant one-off autos, together with an open-top Vary Rover parade automotive, although this seems to be a largely inventory instance of a third-generation Vary Rover.
Royal-specific tools contains further lights within the grille, a canine barrier, load area mat, facet steps, and dirt flaps, based on the public sale itemizing. The Vary Rover additionally has twin rear-window switches and rear seize handles to ease entry and exit, options generally seen on the late British monarch’s autos, the itemizing provides.
Paperwork exhibits that the Vary Rover was first registered in 2004, having been equipped by Land Rover Particular Automobile Operations (SVO) however, usually for royal autos, extra particular possession particulars weren’t made public. Nevertheless, auctioneers discovered video of Queen Elizabeth II driving this Vary Rover, which is identifiable by its license plate BN04 EPU. That is the first proof for claiming a connection to the late queen.
2004 Land Rover Vary Rover previously owned by Queen Elizabeth II (picture by way of Iconic Auctioneers)
The correct-hand-drive Vary Rover at present exhibits 109,675 miles on its odometer, however was serviced earlier this 12 months and is at present registered within the U.Ok.by Nov. 7, 2024. Exporting it to the U.S. may show difficult as a result of, whereas this technology of Vary Rover was bought right here when new, this is not a U.S.-spec model. And it is too new to qualify for the 25-year exemption on foreign-market autos.
Auctioneers count on the royal Vary Rover to promote for between 50,000 and 60,000 British kilos, or $61,285 to $73,542 at present change charges. A Vary Rover of this technology probably would not garner such excessive bids by itself, however one should not underestimate the royal connection. A 1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo S1 previously owned by Princess Diana bought for an astounding $846,000 final 12 months.
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