Britain’s official embassy car is up for grabs
The Volo Auto Museum will host an online, no-reserve auction on Nov. 9th featuring the heavily armored Rolls Royce that carried Diana, Princess of Wales, and Prince Charles during the princess’ first-ever visit to the U.S. in November 1985. Back in November 1985, Prince Charles and late Princess of Wales, the most charismatic fashion and philanthropic figure, Diana sparked off a notable case of ‘royal fever’ when they visited the U.S. And, now in conjunction with 27th anniversary of Princess Diana’s first ever visit to the United States; the Volo Auto Museum hosts no-reserve online auction on 9th November, offering the heavily armored 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow that carried Princess Diana and Prince Charles to the White House to meet the U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
The Silver Wraith II, valued at $2 million, is silver with a red leather interior and features heavy-duty bulletproof windows. The Rolls is also sealed to prevent the entry of toxic gas and has a full intercom system. The online, no-reserve auction will be held on November 9. Volo’s director Brian Grams estimates the car will sell for anywhere between $150-$200,000. This piece of American and British history is thoroughly documented to be the Britain’s official embassy car, specifically retrofitted for the use of Royal Family and country’s other noted dignitaries.
In conjunction with the 27th anniversary of Princess Diana’s first visit, the museum will offer this exquisite car and fantastic embodiment of history to the highest bidder. In honor of Princess Diana, a portion of the sale of the car will be donated to CHILDREN with CANCER UK, Britain’s leading children’s charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer, which the Princess inaugurated in 1988.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Children with Cancer UK, a children’s charity founded by Princess Diana. Other cars featured in the auction will include Bon Jovi’s personal BMW and the last car ever owned by Groucho Marx.