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The Queen of England's 2001 Daimler Super V8 LWB Heads to Auction

It still has functioning emergency lights

The car had every available option

These days the Queen of England rides in a custom BentleyState LimousineBentley State LimousineUnited Kingdom, 2002 > present1 photo
, but before that she had a 2001 DaimlerDaimlerDaimlerUnited Kingdom, 1895 > present18 models
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Super V8 LWB. Historics at Brooklands will auction the car on August 31 and expects it to sell for £25,000-£30,000 (€28,725-€34,500 or $38,000-$45,680).

The Queen used the car for 11,000 miles over three years from 2001 to 2004 around Windsor Castle and while driving between Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace. 

The car has every available option including extra-soft leather and deep, wool carpets in dark green. The Queen also specified a few modifications. There is a sliding holder in the armrest to hold her bag so that she did not have to ride with it in her lap if there was a passenger in the car. The ashtray has been replaced with the controls for the emergency lights and still function. There are also blue strobes built into the front fog lights and neon blue lights next to the rear view mirror that identified that the Queen was riding in the car.

Originally the car had a transmitter in the trunk that could keep in contact with the British Government Home Office and Downing Street, but it has been removed.

Power comes from a 4.0-liter supercharged V8 with 375hp.

After the Queen was finished with the car, it was returned to the JaguarJaguarJaguarUnited Kingdom, 1922 > present53 models
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Daimler Heritage Trust. 

The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust is selling the car with 15,242 miles on it. It still has the original tires. It includes all of the original documents, original registration plate, photos of the Queen in the car and a letter from Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust attesting to its Royal use.





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