PRINCESS Diana’s old Audi convertible and The Queen’s Bentley are among a million pound collection of cars owned by royalty and politicians going under the hammer.
Diana drove around 4,000 miles in her green 1994 Audi Cabriolet with the young Princes William and Harry occasionally photographed travelling with her.
It’s valued at around £50,000 – a fraction of the quarter of a million pound price-tag of The Queen’s Bentley.
The Mulsanne limousine was built in 2012 as a special gift for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee tour of Great Britain.
The luxury green motor was fitted with armour protection, reinforced tyres and walnut burr veneered picnic tables and waist rails which have the Royal crest.
It was the car that took The Queen to her only Cabinet Meeting at 10 Downing Street in 2012.
It has been valued at £235,000 ahead of Silverstone Auctions’ Classic Motor Show Sale which takes place at the NEC on November 12 and 13.
It is part of a 12-car collection owned privately that also includes David Cameron’s old 1972 Fiat 500L.
The former PM once bought the car for wife Samantha as a birthday present.
A 2001 Daimler Supercharged V8 built to the Queen’s personal specification should sell for £60,000.
The Queen travelled more than 11,000 miles in the motor and at her request, the car features a number of unique modifications including a factory adapted armrest with a sliding holder specifically designed to hold her particular type of handbag.
Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, said: “It’s an honour for Silverstone Auctions to offer cars with such amazing provenance, cars that belonged to HM The Queen, as well as being owned by some of the most influential personalities of the 20th Century.
“We anticipate a huge amount of interest in these cars from across the globe.
“These cars have been wonderfully cared for over their lifetimes and we look forward to finding them new homes.”
Other cars include Sir Elton John’s 2005 Rolls-Royce Phantom (£155,000) and Princess Margaret’s 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II (£110,000).
A 1987 Bristol Brigand, owned by pop star Will Young between 2009 and 2012, is expected to sell for £60,000 while a 1976 Bentley T1 previously owned by the late Michael Winner is valued at £50,000.
What’s up for grabs at the Classic Motor Show sale
1. 2005 Rolls-Royce Phantom – Sir Elton John (£135,000 – £155,000)
2. 2012 Bentley Mulsanne – Queen Elizabeth II (£215,000 – £235,000)
3. 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II – HRH Princess Margaret (£90,000 – £110,000)
4. 1976 Bentley T1 – Michael Winner (£40,000 – £50,000)
5. 1984 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible Qatari Royal Family (£100,000 – £120,000)
6. 1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible – first time on the market (£90,000 – £110,000)
7. 2001 Daimler Supercharged V8 – Queen Elizabeth II (£50,000 – £60,000)
8. 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL – King Hussein and Queen Noor of Jordan (£25,000 – £30,000)
9. 1994 Audi Cabriolet – Princess Diana’s family car (£50,000 – £60,000)
10. 1987 Bristol Brigand – Ex-Will Young (£50,000 – £60,000)
11. 1972 Fiat 500L – Samantha Cameron (£18,000 – £22,000)
12. 1970 Wood & Pickett Mini Cooper S Mk II – Paul McCartney’s PA John Hammell (£45,000 – £55,000)
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