One of Queen Elizabeth's bespoke cars is being auctioned off by H&H Classics. The royal automobile is expected to fetch between $57,000 and $70,000. Her Majesty and Prince Philip were driven around in the custom Daimler Majestic 4.0 LWB car back in June 2001 through January 2007 before it was given to the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust. The Queen used the car in her private time, traveling from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle with her husband. Daimlers are predominantly featured in her car collection, while Bentleys and Rolls-Royces are used for public engagements.
VER GALERÍA The Queen owned the bespoke car for six years Photo: H&H Classics
The royal car was fitted to the Queen's exact requirements, from its color to interior features. Much like Prince Philip and Prince Charles, the Queen is known to favor dark green hues for her cars. The British monarch had an extendable handbag tray built into the car in between the two front seats and also asked for no ashtrays or cigar lighters as she doesn't smoke and prefers those around her not to either.
Her Majesty had special equipment fitted in the back so that she could keep in touch with the government and Home Office. The car also has convoy lights that have been nestled on each side of the rear-view mirror, so that the Queen would be immediately apparent to members of her security team, especially during times of poor visibility.
VER GALERÍA The Queen asked for a built-in handbag tray to be fitted in the car Photo: H&H Classics
The Queen owned the car for nearly six years, before replacing it with another Daimler. A letter on file from Jaguar Heritage confirms: "She drove the car herself and it was also used as a royal relief vehicle. We gained control of the car when it was returned to Special Vehicles… The car was first registered on 4th June 2001, and we acquired it in January 2007."
The H&H Classics auction for the world's longest-reigning monarch will take place on July 26 at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford.