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Convertible Audi belonging to the late Diana, Princess of Wales to be auctioned for £62,000

The family car, which was used by Diana, Princess of Wales’ to ferry a young Prince William and Harry around, has been put up for sale at £62,000 after it failed to sell at auction last year.

Diana, Princess of Wales’ was the owner of the vehicle in 1994, after her divorce from Prince Charles, and racked up around 4,000 miles in it before she returned it in July the same year.

But however handy the vehicle, it caused much controversy at the time with members of the public claiming it was not appropriate for a member of the royal family to be driving around in.

Many people believed that instead of the two-door, green, German-built cabriolet given to her by Dovercourt Audi dealership, Diana, Princess of Wales’ should have been in possession of a British-made car.

Despite any criticism she faced however, it was clear Diana, Princess of Wales’ loved her car and by the time she returned it to Dovercourt Audi dealership in July 1994, she had travelled a distance of 4,000 miles in it.

After its return, the vehicle was then sold to political broadcaster, Iain Campbell Dale and since has been with its current owner since 2016.

The motor is due to sell on 19 May, the same day as the royal wedding.

As reported in the Daily Mail, Mat Priddy of Historics said: “We are honoured to be offering for sale this Audi cabriolet with its unique provenance.

“It really is an exceptional piece of motoring history, all the more so as it comes to market on Prince Harry’s wedding day, and just 20 miles from the wedding ceremony.

“Whilst in Princess Diana’s possession, this was arguably the most photographed car on the road.”

The date of sale was announced before the royal wedding date and may work in the auctioneer’s favour with royal fever taking over the country and the possibility of adding to the car’s value.

 

Alongside selling with the car, which is still in pristine condition, will be the relevant handbooks associated with the vehicle and photos of Diana, Princess of Wales using the motor.

The sale will be taking place at Brooklands Motor Museum in Surrey on May 19th.

 

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