Daimler once owned by the Queen set to make up to £55,000 at auction


The Queen has always had Rolls-Royces and Bentleys in her line-up of cars. Alongside those has always been a Daimler too.

And this astonishing long wheelbase Daimler Majestic, which is going under the hammer, is one of those very cars. Delivered to the Monarch in 2001, this car sat within the royal fleet for more than six years and was used extensively by the Queen, with various moments of her driving the car and being chauffeured captured in pictures.

Daimler once owned by the Queen set to make up to £55,000 at auction

Daimler once owned by the Queen set to make up to £55,000 at auction

Finished in British racing green with catkin leather upholstery and a subtle red coach line, the car was customized and finished in this special colour just for her.

Bespoke additions include hidden blue flashing lights, which the new buyer won't be able to use on the public highway, an extendable handbag holder and the ability to operate all the electric windows from any of the armrests.

On the outside the racing green bodywork is complemented by a set of chromed alloy wheels and matching mirror covers.

Powered by a 4.0-litre V8 engine, the Daimler makes 276bhp and can achieve 0-60mph in 6.9 seconds, going on to a top speed of 149mph.

Always owned by Jaguar Cars Limited, they kept thew vehicle from 2007 until it was eventually bought by a private owner in 2009 and has covered just 1,400 miles since - a total of only 15,400 miles from new.

On July 1 2012 the car and its owner were invited to take part in the Cartier Style et Luxe display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Looking at the prestigious background of the car, and its excellent service history, having had its last service just 20 miles ago, it's safe to say this car hasn't just been well cared for – it's been cosseted.

The car will be sold at the H&H auctioneers classic cars auction on July 26 at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford and is estimated to fetch between £45,000 and £55,000.