It’s always interesting keeping an eye on what motors come up at auction.
When a car belonging to a member of the royal family is offered for sale, it’s a really special opportunity to buy into a piece of history.
Online car auction house, Collecting Cars, has a real gem on its books with a Land Rover Discovery 3 that previously belonged to Prince Charles prior to him becoming King.
The all-purpose British 4×4 was delivered to The Royal Garage at Highgrove House in 2007, and the car is accompanied by official letters which confirm its history – including one from the royal head chauffeur.
The Disco comes from the 2.7-litre TDV6, producing 195bhp with permanent four-wheel-drive.
With just three owners from new the all-wheel-drive SUV has covered 117,816 miles, and comes with luxury kit such as heated front and rear seats, a cooled storage box, cruise control and black leather upholstery.
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Collecting Cars lists the paintwork as being in fair condition, although there are some signs of broken trim on the exterior and a cracked brake light.
An extra bonus point is that it comes with almost a full year’s MOT, but you’ll need to be aware of the four advisory points on the certificate.
The service history is good, too, with the most recent check-up being in March 2022 when technicians replaced the engine oil, filters and windscreen wipers.
If you want to feel a little bit royal-like driving around your local area, you’ll be pleased to know that the current bid is around £5,500, so it could be a bit of a bargain – but be quick as the auction ends at 7.30pm tonight.
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