Time to perfect your royal wave! Queen’s old Bentley which still directs the driver to Windsor Castle when they tap … – Daily Mail

Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017

The Queen’s old Bentley car which still directs the driver to Windsor Castle when they tap the ‘home’ icon on the sat nav is up for auction.

The handsome Bentley Mulsanne, valued at £180,000, was the personal conveyance of Her Majesty and Prince Philip between 2012 and 2014.

During those years the chauffeur-driven motor escorted the Queen to many visits in London including her only ever cabinet meeting at Downing Street in December 2012.

The handsome Bentley Mulsanne, valued at £180,000, was the personal conveyance of Her Majesty and Prince Philip between 2012 and 2014

The handsome Bentley Mulsanne, valued at £180,000, was the personal conveyance of Her Majesty and Prince Philip between 2012 and 2014

The handsome Bentley Mulsanne, valued at £180,000, was the personal conveyance of Her Majesty and Prince Philip between 2012 and 2014

During those years the chaueffeur-driven motor escorted the Queen to many visits in London including her only ever cabinet meeting at Downing Street in December 2012 (above)

During those years the chaueffeur-driven motor escorted the Queen to many visits in London including her only ever cabinet meeting at Downing Street in December 2012 (above)

During those years the chaueffeur-driven motor escorted the Queen to many visits in London including her only ever cabinet meeting at Downing Street in December 2012 (above)

Another car in the sale that is sure to be of interest to Royal collectors is a Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith that was used as the personal vehicle of Princess Margaret

Another car in the sale that is sure to be of interest to Royal collectors is a Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith that was used as the personal vehicle of Princess Margaret

Another car in the sale that is sure to be of interest to Royal collectors is a Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith that was used as the personal vehicle of Princess Margaret

Delivered to the controversial royal in 1980, it was used frequently until her death in 2002 when it carried out its final royal duty in transporting family members to her funeral

Delivered to the controversial royal in 1980, it was used frequently until her death in 2002 when it carried out its final royal duty in transporting family members to her funeral

Delivered to the controversial royal in 1980, it was used frequently until her death in 2002 when it carried out its final royal duty in transporting family members to her funeral

It also made the well-trodden route from Buckingham Palace to Windsor in Berkshire.

Although security devices and Royal crests were removed from the car following the Queen’s ownership, the built-in sat nav was never reprogrammed.

Therefore the ‘home’ option on the system still shows up Windsor Castle.

The bespoke interior boasts burr walnut veneered picnic tables and vanity lights although the flashing blue lights have been removed.

Since 2014, the Bentley has passed through the hands of two collector-owners, the latest of whom has consigned it for auction with Bonhams.

Although security devices and Royal crests were removed from the Bentley following the Queen's ownership, the built-in sat nav was never reprogrammed, so the 'home' option on the system still shows up Windsor Castle

Although security devices and Royal crests were removed from the Bentley following the Queen's ownership, the built-in sat nav was never reprogrammed, so the 'home' option on the system still shows up Windsor Castle

Although security devices and Royal crests were removed from the Bentley following the Queen’s ownership, the built-in sat nav was never reprogrammed, so the ‘home’ option on the system still shows up Windsor Castle

The bespoke interior boasts burr walnut veneered picnic tables and vanity lights although the flashing blue lights have been removed

The bespoke interior boasts burr walnut veneered picnic tables and vanity lights although the flashing blue lights have been removed

The bespoke interior boasts burr walnut veneered picnic tables and vanity lights although the flashing blue lights have been removed

Since 2014, the Bentley has passed through the hands of two collector-owners, the latest of whom has consigned it for auction with Bonhams

Since 2014, the Bentley has passed through the hands of two collector-owners, the latest of whom has consigned it for auction with Bonhams

Since 2014, the Bentley has passed through the hands of two collector-owners, the latest of whom has consigned it for auction with Bonhams

With a 6.75-litre engine, the luxurious vehicle would have made short work of the trip between the Queen’s Berkshire residence and Buckingham Palace

With a 6.75-litre engine, the luxurious vehicle would have made short work of the trip between the Queen’s Berkshire residence and Buckingham Palace

With a 6.75-litre engine, the luxurious vehicle would have made short work of the trip between the Queen’s Berkshire residence and Buckingham Palace

It has a beige leather interior, automatic air conditioning, cruise control, 20in alloy wheels and a rain sensor. In case you tire of waving to your adoring crowds, there is also an in-car entertainment system

It has a beige leather interior, automatic air conditioning, cruise control, 20in alloy wheels and a rain sensor. In case you tire of waving to your adoring crowds, there is also an in-car entertainment system

It has a beige leather interior, automatic air conditioning, cruise control, 20in alloy wheels and a rain sensor. In case you tire of waving to your adoring crowds, there is also an in-car entertainment system

Another car in the sale that is sure to be of interest to Royal collectors is a Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith that was used as the personal vehicle of Princess Margaret.

Delivered to the controversial royal in 1980, it was used frequently until her death in 2002 when it carried out its final royal duty in transporting family members to her funeral.

The unique interior incorporates a plush rosewood dashboard and raised backseat to enable the Princess to be seen more readily.

The Royal crests and flashing blue lights were also removed when the vehicle entered civilian ownership.

During its 22 years of duty the Rolls, worth an estimated £90,000, also conveyed Princess Diana, the Queen and Ronald and Nancy Reagan.

In the vehicle previously owned by Princess Margaret, the unique interior incorporates a plush rosewood dashboard and raised backseat to enable the Princess to be seen more readily

In the vehicle previously owned by Princess Margaret, the unique interior incorporates a plush rosewood dashboard and raised backseat to enable the Princess to be seen more readily

In the vehicle previously owned by Princess Margaret, the unique interior incorporates a plush rosewood dashboard and raised backseat to enable the Princess to be seen more readily

During its 22 years of duty the Rolls, worth an estimated £90,000, also conveyed Princess Diana, the Queen and Ronald and Nancy Reagan

During its 22 years of duty the Rolls, worth an estimated £90,000, also conveyed Princess Diana, the Queen and Ronald and Nancy Reagan

During its 22 years of duty the Rolls, worth an estimated £90,000, also conveyed Princess Diana, the Queen and Ronald and Nancy Reagan

Also included in the sale is an ex-Ministry of Defence Land Rover dating to 1968 that carried the Queen and Prince Philip during their tour of Northern Ireland on the Queen's Silver Jubilee

Also included in the sale is an ex-Ministry of Defence Land Rover dating to 1968 that carried the Queen and Prince Philip during their tour of Northern Ireland on the Queen's Silver Jubilee

Also included in the sale is an ex-Ministry of Defence Land Rover dating to 1968 that carried the Queen and Prince Philip during their tour of Northern Ireland on the Queen’s Silver Jubilee

A Bonhams spokesman said: 'It's very exciting to be offering cars that were used by the Royal Family'. Pictured is inside the Land Rover

A Bonhams spokesman said: 'It's very exciting to be offering cars that were used by the Royal Family'. Pictured is inside the Land Rover

A Bonhams spokesman said: ‘It’s very exciting to be offering cars that were used by the Royal Family’. Pictured is inside the Land Rover

Above is the engine for the Land Rover. The cars will be sold at the Goodwood Revival at the Goodwood Circuit in West Sussex on September 9

Above is the engine for the Land Rover. The cars will be sold at the Goodwood Revival at the Goodwood Circuit in West Sussex on September 9

Above is the engine for the Land Rover. The cars will be sold at the Goodwood Revival at the Goodwood Circuit in West Sussex on September 9

With 48,000 miles on the clock, it’s been consigned by a private vendor for sale.

Also included in the sale is an ex-Ministry of Defence Land Rover dating to 1968 that carried the Queen and Prince Philip during their tour of Northern Ireland on the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.

A Bonhams spokesman said: ‘It’s very exciting to be offering cars that were used by the Royal Family.

‘Such vehicles always garner special attention and have usually benefited from the best care throughout their lives.

‘Provenance is key in the world of classic and collectors’ cars so naturally the royal links to these ones add value.

‘The three cars offered are examples of the best that Britain has to offer and represent reliability, elegance and practicality – it’s no wonder the Royal Family were drawn to them.’

The cars will be sold at the Goodwood Revival at the Goodwood Circuit in West Sussex on September 9.

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