Her Majesty the Queen's personal Daimler goes under the hammer

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Her Majesty the Queen's personal Daimler goes under the hammer

It is not often a pristine Daimler Super V8 comes up for sale with just "one careful lady owner" on the V5 document and it is even more unheard of for that lady to be The Queen.

But Historics, the classic car auction house, is offering a beautiful example of the Daimler Super V8 LWB limousine in British Racing Green that was once the personal transport of Her Majesty the Queen, who drove it within the Windsor Castle estate and to and from Buckingham Palace, for both private and official functions.
> Due to the Queen's naturally high standards, the Jaguar/Daimler factory covered some 2,500 pre-delivery miles in order to minutely examine and test every facet of the car to ensure it would receive royal approval.

The big Daimler also boasts some trick gadgetry, including a specially crafted rear armrest that could house the Queen's handbag, strobing blue lights near the headlamp to clear traffic in emergency situations and a pair of neon blue lights by the rear view mirror, which were used to identify the vehicle in which the Queen was travelling when approaching her destination.

Her Majesty the Queen's personal Daimler goes under the hammer

Interest is expected to be extremely high on this item so an estimate price of £25,000-£30,000 has been set.

Which isn't bad considering this mighty British workhorse packs a powerful V8 that develops some 375bhp. The interior is also equipped with every conceivable luxury extra, and features an opulent soft hide interior with deep lambswool floor rugs.

Interested parties and their chequebooks should head to the Brooklands late summer sale in Surrey, on Saturday, August 31st.