The Queen’s unique Jaguar Daimler, which she used between 2001 and 2004, has been put up for sale by a private collector.
The long wheelbase, V8-powered saloon was delivered to the Queen in June 2001 with 2000 testing miles on the odometer. It covered just 12,000 miles travelling back and forth between Buckingham Palace and the Queen’s Windsor estate.
Jaguar modified the car to meet the Queen’s specific requests: a redesigned armrest to fit her handbag, a direct line to Downing Street and the Home Office (sold disconnected), lambskin rugs and soft leather seats with special stitching all featured.
All of the car’s original paperwork is also included, as are photographs of the Queen being driven in it.
Peter Ratcliffe, the collector who bought the car from Jaguar, told The Independent: "It's a truly unique vehicle. There is nothing else out there, or ever going to be out there, that you can buy and say this was the personal car of the Queen of England, specially built for her.