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2016-04-06 11:21

THE QUEEN'S BENTLEY UP FOR SALE: This Bentley Mulsanne transported the queen to appointments for two years. If you're quick (and rich enough) you can sit where she sat. Image: Newspress

  • The Queen's unique Bentley Mulsanne
  • 8 046km on the clock
  • 2 years of service
  • Windsor featured as home address
  • Flagship luxury limo: 6.75-litre, 375kW

Crewe, England - The Queen’s Bentley Mulsanne limousine has gone on sale for just under £200 000 (R4 250 063) on Auto Trader in the UK, according to the automaker.

This rolling piece of history, says Bentley, was reserved for exclusive use by the Monarch during a two-year period from 2012 to 2014, when the Bentley was retired from Royal duties.

The Mulsanne was pressed into service by the Queen during her Diamond Jubilee celebrations and for a unique visit to 10 Downing Street where she attended her first-ever cabinet meeting with Prime Minister, David Cameron.

The limousine was first prepared and registered by Bentley at its headquarters in Crewe, England, for exclusive use by the Queen.

The Royal wheels features several upgrades, claims the automaker, including walnut burr veneered picnic tables, door panels, and rear quarter vanity mirrors. There are embroidered Bentley emblems on all seats and the car runs on optional 21" classic alloy wheels.

All the bells and whistles

The royal Bentley boasts a full leather interior, air conditioning, driver information and satellite navigation systems, with the latter having Windsor set as the home address.

The Mulsanne is powered by a 6.75-litre engine with over 375kW and is capable of dashing to 100km/h in just over five seconds. The Bentley is capable of hitting a top speed of 296km/h, but it is not known if the car hit those speeds transporting her Majesty to one of her many pressing engagements.

This ex-royal household Bentley Mulsanne covered less than 8 046km during its two-year service with the Queen and is now offered in immaculate condition.

Prospect buyers can buy a piece of unique automotive history in the year that the Queen herself celebrates her 90th birthday. The car is offered for sale by a dealership based in Bramley, Surrey.

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