A 2004 Land Rover Vary Rover as soon as owned by Queen Elizabeth II is up for public sale within the U.Ok. by way of Iconic Auctioneers.
The British royal car fleet has seen some extravagant one-off automobiles, together with an open-top Vary Rover parade automobile, although this seems to be a principally inventory instance of a third-generation Vary Rover.
Royal-specific tools consists of further lights within the grille, a canine barrier, load house mat, facet steps, and dirt flaps, in accordance with the public sale itemizing. The Vary Rover additionally has twin rear-window switches and rear seize handles to ease entry and exit, options generally seen on the late British monarch’s automobiles, the itemizing provides.
Paperwork reveals that the Vary Rover was first registered in 2004, having been equipped by Land Rover Particular Automobile Operations (SVO) however, sometimes for royal automobiles, extra particular possession particulars weren’t made public. Nonetheless, auctioneers discovered video of Queen Elizabeth II driving this Vary Rover, which is identifiable by its license plate BN04 EPU. That is the first proof for claiming a connection to the late queen.
2004 Land Rover Vary Rover previously owned by Queen Elizabeth II (photograph by way of Iconic Auctioneers)
The appropriate-hand-drive Vary Rover at present reveals 109,675 miles on its odometer, however was serviced earlier this 12 months and is at present registered within the U.Ok.via Nov. 7, 2024. Exporting it to the U.S. may show difficult as a result of, whereas this era of Vary Rover was bought right here when new, this is not a U.S.-spec model. And it is too new to qualify for the 25-year exemption on foreign-market automobiles.
Auctioneers anticipate the royal Vary Rover to promote for between 50,000 and 60,000 British kilos, or $61,285 to $73,542 at present alternate charges. A Vary Rover of this era possible would not garner such excessive bids by itself, however one should not underestimate the royal connection. A 1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo S1 previously owned by Princess Diana bought for an astounding $846,000 final 12 months.