Queen Elizabeth II’s Jaguar X-Type

Queen Elizabeth II’s Jaguar X-Type which she drove through the Windsor Estate sells for £43,000 – SEVEN TIMES the typical auction price. Photo credit https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-11474487/Queen-Elizabeth-IIs-Jaguar-X-Type-drove-Windsor-Estate-sells-43-000.html?ito=link_share_article-image-share#i-4c5e3fb9a15c6418

Queen Elizabeth II’s Jaguar X-Type auctions for £43,000

Queen Elizabeth II’s Jaguar X-Type which she drove through the Windsor Estate sells for £43,000, seven times the typical auction price.

Queen Elizabeth II’s Jaguar X-Type

Queen Elizabeth II’s Jaguar X-Type which she drove through the Windsor Estate sells for £43,000 – SEVEN TIMES the typical auction price. Photo credit https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-11474487/Queen-Elizabeth-IIs-Jaguar-X-Type-drove-Windsor-Estate-sells-43-000.html?ito=link_share_article-image-share#i-4c5e3fb9a15c6418

A Jaguar X-Type that belonged to the late Queen Elizabeth II has been sold for £43,000 after it went under the hammer at auction. Queen Elizabeth II’s Jaguar X-Type, in green, whose colour is known as Emerald Fire, has driven less than 75,000 miles and has an extensive service history. 

While Her late Majesty, who died in September at the age of 96, favoured the Land Rover Defender as her primary car, she is thought to have considered her Jaguar a ‘close second’ and was often pictured driving it around the Windsor Estate.

After going under the hammer at the Historics Auction House in Berkshire, the motor sold for £35,000, with a buyer’s premium on top. 

The model would typically fetch approximately £5,000 at auction, but the royal touch has increased the value of this car.

As befitting a car once owned by a monarch, it has a Barley leather interior and a range of creature comforts such as a sunroof, climate control, electric windows and an automatic transmission

Despite having the look of a family car, the Jaguar, designed by Ian Callum, has a 3litre V6 engine which sends power to all four wheels, making it incredibly steady when driving enthusiastically.

Although for true petrol heads, the Jaguar X-Type was never loved given that most of the mechanicals hidden under the big cat’s body came from the humble Ford Mondeo.  

The car was sold by Historics Auctioneers at Mercedes World near Weybridge, Surrey on November 26 with no reserve. 

When a car is auctioned with no reserve it will sell for whatever price the hammer drops at – even if it is only £1. However, the Jaguar brought in a cool £43,000. 

According to Historics Auctioneers: ‘This fantastic piece of Royal history is presented in Emerald Fire with Barley leather interior and the first owner was HM Queen Elizabeth II. 

‘This is confirmed by its original booklet stating its registration as PYN IF which can also be seen in photos with HM the Queen at the wheel. It comes with a sunroof, automatic transmission, electric windows, climate control, a good service history, Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate and has been well maintained. 

‘The Royal Family might have a long history with Bentley state limousines, but they love Jaguars as well. Although the late Queen Elizabeth II was seen behind the wheel of several cars during her long reign, her favourite seems to be the Land Rover Defender. 

‘She had a particular liking for this model, but when that was unavailable, she had a back-up car, a Jaguar X-Type Estate. 

‘In the pictures available on the internet, you can see HM Queen Elizabeth II driving this very car with Her Majesty wearing sunglasses and a headscarf which was so typical. She looked happy and healthy, leaving Windsor Castle behind her and at the wheel of the Jaguar, driving up the Long Walk. 

‘From 2004 to 2009, the X-Type Estate wasn’t among the most desirable models the brand ever built but who would have thought this would be one of Queen Elizabeth II’s go-to vehicles? 

‘It came with two fuel options and the biggest engine, though, was petrol. It was a 3.0 litre V6 engine, which was the option Queen Elizabeth II had for this particular car. This surely is a car for the serious collector or Royalist and with a provenance which is impossible to match, this is unique!’

James Good of Historics commented: ‘It is such an honour to bring to auction such an iconic piece of history – and a car that was evidently so much enjoyed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

‘A wonderful and unrepeatable collectible to treasure.’ 

Posted by JESSICA TAYLOR and DARREN BOYLE FOR MAILONLINE

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