A piece of royal history! A Range Rover used by the royal family was sold at auction for about $133,000 last Sunday, July 22, according to People. The 1975 vehicle is believed to have been used by Prince Charles and his late first wife, Princess Diana, when they were dating.
The car features a sunroof and an olive green exterior. According to a Heritage Certificate, the Range Rover was brought to Windsor Castle in 1975 and was stored there during that time. In 2013, it was later found to be in poor condition at a farm in England, but with plenty of work, it was restored to its original condition and now looks better than ever.
The auction house believes that the car is historic due to old photos featuring the Range Rover and the royal family. According to the auction house, “Whether driven by Prince Charles during his courtship with the late Diana, Prince Philip nonchalantly standing on the rear tailgate, or picking their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess Michael of Kent up from Heathrow, period photographs abound in online archives.”
The person who just brought the historic vehicle will definitely have a great time lounging in a car that’s full of royal memories. The Range Rover has also been known to be the royal family’s favorite type of car since the early 70s.
“The Royal Family were first in the queue and have owned every model since launch to the current, either in standard production form or with bespoke features,” according to the auction house. “Archival photographs through to the present day show [Queen Elizabeth] and her family at the wheel or alighting from a Range Rover more so than any other model of car.”
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