Her Majesty the Queen Used This Bentley Mulsanne, Now It Can Be Yours

Elizabeth II is the head of state in the United Kingdom and fifteen other Commonwealth realms since 1953. Other than being Great Britain’s longest-lived reigning monarch and a lover of cutesy pooches, Her Majesty the Queen is a tried-and-true gearhead.
Queen Elizabeth II's Bentley Mulsanne 6 photos
Photo: Bramley Motor Cars
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Other than a fleet of Rolls-Royce land yachts, a selection of Land Rover 4x4s, some Jaguars, and a Rover P5, the Queen has owned the car you can admire in the following photo gallery. It’s a 2012 Bentley Mulsanne specially appointed to be fit for a queen, a car retired from royal duties back in 2014.

According to Bramley Motor Cars, the Mulsanne has been driven only 5,826 miles (9,376 kilometers) in four years of existence. To put it bluntly, this Bentley is almost as new. Care to guess how much the dealership wants for it? £199,850 is the right price, a sum that translates to $285,335 or €250,780 at current exchange rates. In other words, this blue-blooded four-year-old Bentley Mulsanne costs just as much as a 2016 model year Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet.

The Queen has used this palatial means of transportation on more than one occasion, including during her Diamond Jubilee celebrations and for the first-ever cabinet meeting with the current Prime Minister, David Cameron. If you look closely at the photograph that depicts the infotainment screen of this British luxury sedan, you’ll observe that the satellite navigation system’s home address may need to be changed.

Regarding performance, the twin-turbocharged 6.75-liter V8 provides a sufficient amount of get-up-and-go plus a mountain of torque. If you tickle the throttle and stretch the legs of this thing to the max, the thumping great V8 is able to muster a top speed of 184 miles per hour (296 km/h). That’s not bad at all for a car that weighs 6,084 pounds (2,760 kilograms) in its most plebeian regular specification.

So there you have it. If you want to own a piece of royal memorabilia, look no further than this Mulsanne.

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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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