Battle royal set for Princess Diana Audi
A CAR that once belonged to Princess Diana will be auctioned off tomorrow (Saturday) at the Brooklands Motor Museum in Weybridge.
The Audi Cabriolet will be auctioned by Historics, which specialises in classic and sports car auctions.
The car was loaned to the princess for her personal use by Dovercourt Audi of St John’s Wood, London.
It is estimated the vehicle will go for somewhere between £14,000 and £18,000.
Its current owner bought the car in 2004 and used it as a family car until 2009, before storing it when the owner became aware of the car’s significance.
According to the vehicle’s sale notes “her choice of an Audi Cabriolet would well have been due to the car’s understated elegance combined with a powerful engine”.
This auction is particularly important as very few cars are actually owned by the royals, apart from the limousines intended for state use.
Most vehicles made available for “junior” royalty are provided by manufacturers hopeful of some beneficial exposure.
Historics said 100% of the buyers’ premium will be donated to the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund.
The exterior and interior of the Audi Cabriolet, once owned by Princess Diana