Bat­tle royal set for Princess Diana Audi

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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

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