Royal Heritage Boosts Value
A Range Rover once owned by Queen Elizabeth II has sold for an eye-watering new price at auction. The classic vehicle with royal heritage jumped in value by a whopping 302% in just four months.
Staggering Sale Price
The 19-year-old motor, the third generation of its kind built by Land Rover, sold for the staggering price of £132,750 at the Iconic Auctioneers NEC Classic Motor Show in Birmingham. This exceeded the pre-sale estimate of £60,000.
Proving the Royal Connection
The current vendor scoured the internet to confirm the Range Rover's connection to Queen Elizabeth II, which led to the significant increase in price. The vendor found video footage of Her Majesty behind the wheel of the car with the number plate clearly visible, confirming its royal ownership.
The Range Rover boasts several unique features that were only offered by Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations. These include a dog guard at the rear, blue lights on the grille, and interior handles designed to make it easier for Her Majesty to enter the vehicle. It is finished in Epsom Green paint with Sand Hide leather interior.
Despite its age and mileage of 109,000, the vehicle is said to be in very good condition.
This sale comes after a classic 1962 Ferrari 330 LM 250 GTO sold for a record fee at auction. Additionally, drivers have recently discovered hidden features in their cars that can enhance safety and convenience on the road.