An Audi convertible once owned by Princess Diana is to be put under the hammer.
The 1994 2.3-litre E example finished in dark blue has covered just 21,000 miles. It is to be sold by Coy’s auction house at their traditional sale at Blenheim Palace on June 29.
Chris Routledge, Managing Director of Coy’s, said: “This is an extraordinary opportunity to own a piece of royal history. We have put a guide price on the car of between £20,000 and £25,000 but we have no idea what it will go for.
“Although we have not formally released the fact that the car was for sale until now, we have already had enquiries from around the world and particularly from America.”
For now, however, the Audi has gone on display at the Grange St. Paul’s Hotel in central London.
Claire Farrington, Partnership Manager of Grange Hotels, said: “We are delighted that potential purchasers and the public will have a chance to see this iconic car on display at the Grange St. Paul’s which of course is just a few yards from St. Paul’s Cathedral which holds such an important place in the history of the British Royal family.”
If you fancy owning a piece of royal history, interested parties will be invited to leave sealed bids at the Grange Hotel over the next month. The overall winner will also be driven in the car to the Blenheim auction as well as being treated to lunch at the event.
If you like the look of the car and want your own Audi, without the price premium that will inevitably come thanks to a former royal owner, you can browse through our classifieds here.
May 8, 2013