The Queen’s 90th birthday fleet takes shape
Classic car owners are helping to assemble a heritage fleet of 90 vehicles used by Her Majesty The Queen throughout her lifetime.
Auction house H&H Classics is helping to put together the display as part of the Queen’s birthday celebrations. It will be organising a Concours d’Elegance at Buckingham Palace on June 26.
The Cheshire based firm put out a call to its own customers in order to find five vehicles missing from the line up of 90 to have an example of each of the Queen’s royal vehicles from the last nine decades.
H&H said it wanted to find an MG SA, MG VA or MG WA for 1939, either a Triumph Renown or Standard Vanguard Phase I to cover 1951, a Rover 3.5-litre P5B saloon or coupe for 1968, a Rolls-Royce Camargue for 1980 and a Caterham Super Seven for 1997.
The deadline for entries taking part in the fleet was April 29. Each of the vehicles submitted to make up the display are required to be road legal, running and in good condition.
H&H says it will contact owners for more information once it has compiled its final list.
Owners of the chosen cars will each receive an official All-Party Parliamentary Motor Group invitation for one driver and one passenger.
HRH Prince Michael of Kent will inspect the 90 cars selected on the day. One of the cars confirmed for the occasion is a 1954 Lagonda 3.0-litre Drophead Coupé that had been commissioned and owned by HRH Prince Philip. H&H sold the car at its recent Imperial War Museum sale at Duxford for a world record price of £350,000. www.classic-auctions.com
The 1954 Lagonda 3.0-litre Drophead Coupé once owned by HRH Prince Philip will be in the Concours d’Elagance.