July 26, 2018

This special car belonged to Prince Charles when he courted Princess Diana and has now been sold

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The vintage olive green Range Rover from 1975 was completely refurbished and sold for over $130,000.

As reported by People, the royal family auctioned off the iconic Range Rover driven by Prince Charles during his courtship with late Princess Diana.

The auction was held by Silverstone Auctions and was sold for £101,150, which converts to about $133,000.

The Heritage Certificate states that the vintage car had been under the royal family’s ownership since August 1975 and had been preserved at Windsor Castle even after the Princess’ tragic demise.

The iconic car with the wide sunroof had been used by several members of the royal family, the highlight being Prince Charles and his former wife. It can be seen in old photos taken on numerous occasions. 

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This includes the 1979 North Warwickshire Hunt Team Event, which the prince attended with his then fiancé and in 1982 when Diana was seen perched on the hood of the vehicle when she was pregnant with Prince William.

Prince Philp was also photographed posing with the car, once standing proudly near its rear-end, and accompanied by the Prince and Princess Michael of Kent in another click.

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Many of the photos featuring the car can still be found in historic photo archives of the royal family available online.

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The members of the monarchical family have often chosen a Range Rover as their preferred brand, and they have been one of its constant patrons since the brand first launched about 5 decades ago.

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The auction house revealed that every model of the Range Rover line has been owned at least once by the royal family, often with additional customized features.

The recently auctioned olive green Range Rover had remained in a non-functional state for a long time until it was completely refurbished post-2013.

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