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One-off Jaguar saloon built for the Queen is put up for sale by a private collector

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.

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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.

"She was very clear about her requirements. She had an extra switch installed on each of the rear doors to control the windows on the opposite side. Apparently she doesn't like to have the wind blowing directly into her face.

"When she was accompanied by a royal protection officer in the passenger seat she was worried that she would have nowhere to put her handbag. Jaguar took the normal armrest and added a sliding tray so she could place her handbag on top and push back the tray to hold it in place while the car was moving.

"It is a beautiful car and she was fond of using it to get around Windsor or into London. She likes driving. I even saw her in the car herself once driving along the M25 with her escort."

The car has been in storage at Jaguar since the Queen owned it; Ratcliffe hasn’t revealed an asking price.

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bradtom 19 May 2010

Re: Queen's Jaguar Daimler for sale

yep there should be a tab on the sale and purchases of these kinds. i personally love classic old cars. however your point is very valid.

tam85 18 May 2010

Re: Queen's Jaguar Daimler for sale

any Queen's Jaguar Daimler car parts for sale? im looking for sway bar link kit of this car. hope you have one.. thanks in advance.

shortbread 23 March 2010

Re: Queen's Jaguar Daimler for sale

Would this car be bullet proof?