ROYAL DAIMLER FOR SALE
A bespoke Daimler used as a personal car by HM The Queen is coming up for sale at H&H’s sale on 26 July.
The 2001 LWB Majestic went through a three-month ‘debugging’ process to ensure the car was to standard.
The car was specified without a rear cigar lighter, ashtrays or blinds but with a full-size spare wheel, touring suspension and special rouched soft grain trim.
It has steel, not Nikasil-coated cylinder liners for its 3996cc alloy V8 engine and has a full set of security lights hidden within a compartment that would otherwise have housed the front ashtray/cigarette lighter.
One unusual personal touch is the handbag holding tray built into the armrest between the two front seats that ensured it was readily accessible and kept away from any inadvertent royal footwell kicks.
Damian Jones, head of sales at H&H Classics says: ‘Royal cars do come to the market from time to time, but fairly infrequently. So when they do come to auction they usually command a premium price.
This car has not been entirely stripped of its royal extras so it will doubtless do well.’
The car carries an estimate of £45,000 – 55,000.