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Royal ride: Queen Elizabeth's Bentley for sale

07 Apr 2016 Car News

Royal ride: Queen Elizabeth's Bentley for sale

Fancy a car with some serious royal pedigree? Step this way, Sir.

Here’s your chance to buy a piece of British royalty. It’s a 2012 Bentley Mulsanne owned and used by Her Royal Majesty herself, Queen Elizabeth, and it’s up for sale.

The Bentley is listed by a dealership in Surrey, England on car-trading website Auto Trader for £199,850.

Convert that to Aussie dollars and the stately limo will set you back around $371,000, which while a lot of money, isn’t actually that outrageous given its royal pedigree.

A brand new Mulsanne will set you back $662,857, and some quick digging revealed you’ll pay over $400,000 for a second hand Mulsanne of similar age and mileage in Australia.

2012 Bentley Mulsanne The Queen

Joining the royal service in 2012, the Queen’s Bentley is finished in regal Barnato green paint and boasts a leather interior with walnut trim. Other royal touches include fold down tables in the rear seats and the satellite navigation system lists Windsor Castle as the home address.

HM Queen Elizabeth II used the Bentley to transport her to special occasions between 2012 and 2014, including her Diamond Jubilee celebrations and also for a visit to the Prime Minister at No. 10 Downing Street.

Under the bonnet lies a powerful 6.8-litre V8 engine capable of propelling the huge sedan from 0-100km/h in just over five seconds, though we doubt this Mulsanne has ever crept above a stately pace.

At the very least it proves the Queens has exquisite automotive taste.  Her Royal Majesty has a long history of prestigious royal vehicles, with previous rides including Range Rovers and Jaguars. 

The Bentley Mulsanne is one of the top 10 most expensive cars. Check out what else made the list.

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