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Queen's Daimler Snapped-Up For £45k
The Queen's Daimler limousine has been sold by auction house Historics in Surrey to a mystery buyer for £45,000.
The 2001 Super V8 LWB limousine was owned, and driven, by Her Majesty for three years until 2004.
It has a special space for a handbag and had "one careful lady owner". Sporting a British Racing Green livery, the car was tested over 2,500 pre-delivery miles before being handed over to the Queen.
A further 11,000 miles were covered while the car was with Her Majesty before it was returned in 2004 to the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust, with whom it is still registered.
The car comes with all its specifications, including original tyres, and with a mileage of 15,242. One feature is a factory-adapted centre armrest that has a sliding holder specifically designed for the Queen's handbag.
The vehicle's ashtray was crafted to house the security lighting controls, which remain fully functioning.
This includes a set of blue flashing strobes occupying the front fog lamp inserts, alternate flashing headlamps and alternate flashing rear lights.
A further feature is a pair of neon blue lights by the rear view mirror, which were used to identify the vehicle in which the Queen was travelling when approaching her destination.
In the vehicle's capacious boot, the fittings can still be found for direct contact to the Home Office and Downing Street, although the working components have been removed.
Inside, there are deep lambswool floor rugs.