Wednesday 7 December 2016

Bentley car once used by Britain's Queen Elizabeth on sale for almost €250,000

Nicola Harley

Published 02/04/2016 | 15:47

The Bentley Mulsanne car, used by Queen Elizabeth II, which has been put up for sale. Photo: Bramley Motor Cars/PA Wire
The Bentley Mulsanne car, used by Queen Elizabeth II, which has been put up for sale. Photo: Bramley Motor Cars/PA Wire
The car was retired from the Royal fleet in 2014. Photo: Bramley Motor Cars/PA Wire
It has been put on the market for £199,850 (249,595). Photo: Bramley Motor Cars/PA Wire
A Bentley Mulsanne car used by Queen Elizabeth II, which has been put up for sale. Photo: Bramley Motor Cars/PA Wire

A Bentley car once used to take the Queen to her Diamond Jubilee celebrations has been put up for sale for almost £200,000.

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The four-year-old vehicle was retired from the royal fleet in 2014, and has been put on the market for £199,850 by Bramley Motor Cars.

The Bentley Mulsanne was put into service with the Royal Household "exclusively for use by HM Queen Elizabeth II" and over the course of two years the monarch used it when visiting 10 Downing Street for her first Cabinet meeting and during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Its new owner may have to reset the sat-nav, as pictures of the car show its "home address" as "Windsor, Berkshire".

Bramley Motor Cars has put the 2012 Bentley, which has less than 6,000 miles on the clock, up for sale at its showroom near Guildford in Surrey.

The car, described in the listing as "ex-Royal Household", has a 6.75-litre engine, 20in alloy wheels, cruise control and a leather interior.

It can reach 60mph in 5.1 seconds, and has a top of speed of 184mph - more than double the speed limit on UK motorways.

A spokesman said: "This car presents a collector with the rare opportunity to purchase a car that has been used to good effect by our longest reigning monarch."

The car is currently owned by car collector Simon Gregg, who acquired after it was retired in 2014, he told the Daily Mail: "This was a real find for two reasons - firstly, cars used by the Queen rarely come to the market, and also I am a huge fan of her."

In addition to this car, the Queen also has two purpose-built Bentley state limousines in her fleet.

They are the only two ever made and are valued at £10m each.

The first of the cars was given to her by Bentley in 2002 to mark her Golden Jubilee and she was said to be so impressed with it that she ordered a second one.

Each of the motors is armoured and blast resistant, with kevlar-reinforced tyres and has a top speed of 130mph. Both were converted to run on biofuel in 2009.

Telegraph.co.uk

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