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17 October, 2016

Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II’s Cars Are up for Auction

Tough the northern hemisphere is officially past the season for cross-country road trips, a Silverstone Auctions motor show in Birmingham might get you in the automobile-buying spirit. Among the cars it’s offering are two royals’ wheels: Princess Diana’s 1994 Audi convertible and  Queen Elizabeth II’s Bentley.

bl-limited-edition-750 princess diana Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II’s Cars Are up for Auction bl limited edition 750Are you a car enthusiast who can’t get enough of the royal family? On November 14, at the Silverstone Auctions motor show in Birmingham, England, Princess Diana’s 1994 Audi convertible will be auctioned off to one lucky buyer. It is expected to sell for $62,000 to $75,000. The car—the first one Diana purchased after separating from Prince Charles in 1992—has a mere 4,000 miles on it.

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4 princess diana Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II’s Cars Are up for Auction 4 9A Rolls-Royce Phantom first owned by Sir Elton John will also be on the block. At almost any other auction, a car that once belonged to the creator of “Rocket Man” would steal all the headlines. But even music royalty can’t top the real thing.

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