ROYAL DAIM­LER FOR SALE

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

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.

handh.co.uk

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