Queen Elizabeth II’s rare and custom SUV put up for auction

Exclusive Land Rover Series I built specifically for the British royal family. He served Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip at the Balmoral residence.

In the UK, a rare and unusual 1953 Land Rover Series I was put up for auction by Silverstone. They plan to get 100-150 thousand pounds sterling ($ 123,000 – 184,000) for it. Details of the car were revealed on the official website of the auction house.

Such a high price of Land Rover is due to the fact that the SUV was created specifically for the British royal family. In total, 15 of these exclusive cars were ordered with a slightly modified design and improved interior.

This particular Land Rover is the 11th in the series. Cars were ordered by King George VI, but they were delivered after his death, so they entered the garage of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip.

Part of the Land Rover Series I was used on the royal couple’s tour of African countries, but this particular car was listed in Balmoral Castle, the residence of British kings.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip used the SUV until 1966 when it was sold to a private individual. Car mileage is 86.2 thousand km.

It should be noted that the classic Land Rovers were among the favorite cars of Elizabeth II. She was often seen driving such SUVs.

Land Rover Series I is equipped with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with 52 horsepower. With. and 4-speed manual transmission. Four-wheel drive is supplemented by a reduction gear.