Another one of Queen Elizabeth II’s royally stylish SUVs is up for grabs.
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The Range Rover 4.4 SDV8 Autobiography LWB, which was part of the royal household’s fleet in 2016 and 2017, was driven by the sovereign herself and has appeared at numerous highly publicized royal events. Prince Philip drove former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, from the airport to Windsor Castle during a state visit in April 2016, for example.
“It is perhaps one of the few occasions that President Obama would have traveled in a vehicle, other than one of his heavily armored presidential limousines,” Bramley said in a statement.
The stately SUV was prepared by the Land Rover Workshop at Gaydon and was originally fitted with special options for Her Majesty, according to Bramley. Most of these elements, such as covert lighting and fixed side steps, were removed after the vehicle left the Royal Household. The grab handles that were used by the queen and the warning sticker for the siren on the engine compartment remain intact, though, adding a nostalgic touch to the ride.
In terms of aesthetics, the body is finished in dark sapphire blue, while the cabin is decked out in ivory leather. Under the hood lies a 4.4 liter V-8 engine. The 4×4 seems to be in good nick, too, with just 18,206 miles on the dial and two services under its belt. (The two services in 2016 and 2017 were carried out by Jaguar Land Rover, as opposed to the Land Rover dealer network.) The car has only had two owners, as well: One was an old client of the car dealers, and the other was a local chap.
As for the price, the Range Rover is listed for £224,850 (about $285,000). A new model costs about half of that, starting at just under £100,000 ($126,500). Royal provenance clearly comes at a premium. The queen’s 2016 Range Rover ended up selling for £132,750 ($168,166) last November at Iconic Auctioneers. An extra hundred thousand to ride like a blue blood still sounds like a bargain.
Click here to see all the photos of Queen Elizabeth II’s Range Rover.
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