FANCY owning a right royal set of wheels? The Queen’s Bentley Mulsanne limousine has gone on sale for just under £200,000.
This rolling piece of history, which is being offered for sale by Bramley Motor Cars, Surrey, was reserved for exclusive use by the monarch from 2012 to 2014, after which the vehicle was retired from royal duties.
First prepared and registered by Bentley in Crewe at its headquarters for exclusive use by the Queen, the Mulsanne was pressed into service during her diamond jubilee celebrations and for a unique visit to 10 Downing Street, where she attended her first-ever cabinet meeting.
The royal set of wheels, listed on Auto Trader for £199,850, features several upgrades, including walnut burr-veneered picnic tables, door panels and rear-quarter vanity mirrors. There are embroidered Bentley emblems on all seats and the car runs on optional 21-inch classic alloy wheels. The interior boasts a full leather interior, air conditioning, driver information system and a satellite navigation system with ‘Windsor’ as the home address.
The Mulsanne is powered by a 6.75-litre engine, which generates more than 500bhp and is capable of dashing to 60mph in just over five seconds. The Bentley is capable of hitting a top speed of 184mph, but it isn’t known if James didn’t spare the horses transporting the Queen to one of her many engagements.
It covered less than 5,000 miles during its two-year service with the Queen and is now offered in immaculate condition, having covered a total of 5,826 miles.
Karolina Edwards-Smajda, director of retailer and consumer products at Auto Trader, said: ‘Auto Trader has a long tradition of advertising unique and famous cars, including recently Victoria Beckham’s own Range Rover Evoque, but few come with such royal pedigree as this Bentley Mulsanne limousine.
‘What makes this Bentley particularly stand out is that it was reserved exclusively for use by Her Majesty and it has gone on sale in the year the Queen celebrates her 90th birthday.’
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