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Queen Elizabeth’s used cars to be auctioned for $2.6m

Queen Elizabeth’s used cars to be auctioned for $2.6m

The queen's Rolls is expected to sell for as much as $2.6 million.

A saloon version has similar mileage and is up for sale, while the final two cars in the collection are the Park Ward-built 1995 Corniche Convertible IV and 1979 Phantom VI Limousine.

Set to be auctioned off at the Bonhams' Goodwood Revival event in September, the auto was built to celebrate Rolls-Royce's Golden Jubilee (50th anniversary) and it was used by Her Majesty The Queen.

It is one of the same models that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, 36, was driven to Windsor Castle alongside her mother, Doria Ragland, on her wedding day.

Eight Rolls-Royce vehicles with connections to British royalty have been added to the docket for Bonhams auction scheduled for September 8 at the Goodwood Revival, the auction house has announced. The price of the lot varies between £1 million and £2 million.

It is one of only 18 of the models ever built by Rolls Royce.

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It includes pieces used by several members of the Royal Family, including the late Princess Diana.

A 1960 Rolls-Royce Phantom V high roof State Limousine once used to drive the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh for state occasions is now on display on the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh.

Anyone with up to $2.7 million will have the chance to grab the historic auto, which transported the Queen and husband Prince Philip around during official visits and tours.

HRH Diana, Princess of Wales used the 1985 Rolls-Royce "Centenary" Silver Spur Saloon, which was the 100,000th Rolls-Royce auto built.

The extremely rare model was made to be used by the British royal family and heads of state and is a particular favourite of the Queen and her husband, Prince Philip. A large sheet of Perspex (a material similar to Plexiglas) at the rear of the auto also increase visibility and provide additional light to pour into the vehicle.

Malcolm Barber, co-chairman of Bonhams told the Sunday Telegraph that only very rarely would cars like this come onto the open market, saying he could not think of another like it in his career of more than 30 years.