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Queen’s Bentley goes up for sale on Auto Trader

Unique Bentley Mulsanne as used exclusively by the Queen has gone on sale.

  • Limousine used by her Majesty during her Diamond Jubilee celebrations and to visit 10 Downing Street and has only done 5,000 miles
  • Unique Mulsanne served a total of two years for use exclusively by Queen Elizabeth II
  • Satellite Navigation system features Windsor as the home address
  • Mulsanne is Bentley’s flagship luxury limousine powered by a 6.75-litre with over 500bhp, and this Royal example is on sale for just under £200,000

The Queen’s Bentley Mulsanne limousine has gone on sale for just under £200,000 on Auto Trader.

This rolling piece of history was reserved for exclusive use by the Monarch during a two-year period from 2012 to 2014 when the Bentley was retired from Royal duties.

The Mulsanne was pressed into service by the Queen during her Diamond Jubilee celebrations and for a unique visit to 10 Downing Street where she attended her first-ever cabinet meeting with Prime Minister, David Cameron, who greeted her on her arrival.

The limousine was first prepared and registered by Bentley in Crewe at its headquarters for exclusive use by the Queen.

The Royal wheels features several upgrades including walnut burr veneered picnic tables, door panels and rear quarter vanity mirrors. There are embroidered Bentley emblems to all seats and the car runs on optional 21-inch classic alloy wheels.

The interior boasts a full leather interior, air conditioning, driver information system and satellite navigation system, which has Windsor set as the home address.

The Mulsanne is powered by a muscular 6.75-litre engine with over 500bhp and is capable of dashing to 60mph in just over five seconds. The Bentley is capable of hitting a top speed of 184mph, but it is not known whether James didn’t spare the horses transporting her Majesty to one of her many pressing engagements.

This Ex-Royal Household Bentley Mulsanne covered less than 5,000 miles during its two-year service with the Queen and is now offered in immaculate condition having covered a total of 5,826 miles.

Prospect buyers can pick up a piece of unique automotive history for just under £200,000 in the year that the Queen herself celebrates her 90th birthday. The car is offered for sale by a dealership based in Bramley, Surrey.

Karolina Edwards-Smajda, Auto Trader Retailer & Consumer Products Director said: “Auto Trader has a long tradition of advertising unique and famous cars including recently Victoria Beckham’s own Range Rover Evoque, but few come with such Royal pedigree as this Bentley Mulsanne limousine. What makes this Bentley particularly stand-out is that it was reserved exclusively for use by her Majesty and it has gone on sale in the year the Queen celebrates her 90th Birthday”.

About Auto Trader:

Auto Trader Group plc is a 100% digital business having successfully completed the transition from a print title in 2013. Auto Trader sits at the heart of the UK’s vehicle buying process and operates the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace.

Auto Trader’s primary activity is to help vehicle retailers compete effectively on the Marketplace in order to sell more vehicles, faster. The Marketplace brings together the largest and most engaged consumer audience. Autotrader.co.uk attracts around 44.5 million monthly cross-platform visits on its sites, with around 68% of visits coming through mobile devices, with the largest pool of vehicle sellers (listing more than 400,000 cars each day). In fact, over 80% of all time spent on classified sites is spent on Auto Trader. The Group does not buy or sell any vehicles itself.

Auto Trader has around 92% prompted brand awareness in the UK, with 80% of UK retailer forecourts advertising via the website and around 65% of UK used car transactions involving cars listed on autotrader.co.uk.

Auto Trader’s market-leading position enables it to generate and collect large amounts of data on the UK’s automotive marketplace and leverage it to create a suite of services that allow retailers to:

  • BUY – buy the right vehicles, at the right price
  • MARKET – market their brands and businesses effectively in the digital world
  • SELL- sell more vehicles through advertising on the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace
  • MANAGE – optimise their stock turn and vehicle margin.

For all trade media enquiries, please contact:

Kieren Puffett – PR Director, JJ Marketing

Email: kieren.puffett@jjmarketing.co.uk

Mobile: 07802 483971, Telephone: 01865 343100

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