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Queen’s 1950 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV State Landaulette is For Sale

The Goodwood Revival Sale scheduled to take place on August 8 will include 8 historic Rolls-Royce cars, the Bonhams auction house announced the other day. Several of them have been used by the Queen and members of the Royal family on regular occasions, it turns out.
The Queen in the 1950 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV State Landaulette 32 photos
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These aren’t just beautiful, historic cars, as it turns out. They are Royal cars – with the 1950 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV State Landaulette being the crown jewel, as Malcolm Barber, co-chairman of Bonhams, puts it to The Telegraph.

This car was used by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh since 1950 on various occasions regularly, for over 40 years, and it will be priced accordingly. Bonhams hopes it will fetch up to £2 million.

It is one of the 18 cars ever made for royal houses and head of states. A similar model was used by US actress Meghan Markle and her mother, on the day she became Duchess of Sussex by marrying Prince Harry.

The 1950 model includes high windows, to allow the crowd a good look at the passing monarch, and blue warning lights above the windshield for emergencies. It has power-operated windows and air conditioning, but no built-in bar.

The other Royal cars in the collection include a 1960 Rolls-Royce Phantom V “High Roof” State Limousine, which was used to drive the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh for state occasions; a 1979 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Limousine that was loaned to the Royal family; and a 1985 Rolls-Royce "Centenary" Silver Spur Saloon, which was used by the late Princess Diana on occasion. The last car on the list is also the 100,000th car built by the company.

Prices on these items will be between £80,000 and £1,500,000, with Phantom IV State Landaulette believed to sell for the highest amount.

“Only very very rarely would cars like this come onto the open market,” Barber says. “[Phantom IV is] a jewel in the collection. Rolls-Royce motor cars have been present at countless historic events in recent British history, and the Heritage Fleet encapsulates the most significant models produced by the marque.”

 
 
 
 
 

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