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Queen’s Rolls Royce Up For Grabs

Editorial courtesy of Daily Record online.

Vintage Rolls Royce used by the Queen up for grabs in special classic car auction

The royal vehicle is revved up and ready to go under the auctioneer’s hammer at the sale in Perth.

Fancy driving around in a flashy car fit for a Queen? Thanks to Morris Leslie Ltd – you could.

The business is hosting a vintage vehicle auction on Saturday which boasts a ‘royal flush’ of magnificent cars – including a beautiful 1964 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III which used to drive Queen Elizabeth herself around.

You could drive home in the historic motor, which was used by her majesty and the royal family for official functions during the 1960’s.

This Midnight Blue vehicle, which is believed to be only one of 11 of the modes still existing, spent its early life seconded to Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, the official residence of Queen Elizabeth in Scotland.

It still retains its unique rear door lock, which was fitted to enable personal possessions and paperwork to be secured in the rear of the vehicle as required when on official duties.

The car was disposed of by the crown around 1970 when new security legislation was introduced and its estimated value is £50,000.

But that’s not the only royal gem that’s up for grabs.

Morris Leslie are also auctioning off a 1953 Wolseley 6/80, which was purchased by Mrs Ruth Gill, Baroness Fermoy, lady in waiting to Queen Elizabeth, the Queen mother, who was also the maternal grandmother of Diana, Princess of Wales.

The car, which was bought as a wedding anniversary gift, comes in at £8,000.

It still retains the original registration document and instruction manual as well as the obituary of Lady Fermoy with in its history file.

A further 200 classic lots are ready to go under the auctioneer’s hammer, including a Jaguar that belonged to professional golfer Nick Faldo MBE and a Porsche once owned by musician Peter Chilver.

There is also a high-end E-Type Jag up for grabs with a dazzling price guide of £95,000 to £100,000.

Keith Murray, auction manager, said: “Our classic sales bring in crowds of up to 2000 people, with several hundred online bidders from across the world.

“We expect this Saturday’s auction will be the biggest yet due to great quality cars that all come with fascinating histories.”

The event takes place at Errol Airfield, Perth at 11am.

Bidders can register online or on-site.