This Bentley by Royal Appointment just sold for $250,000

Bramley Motor Cars

A Bentley Mulsanne that was owned by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has just been snapped up, and its Royal heritage means it went for a princely sum.

The Bernato Green Bentley served the Royal Household for two years from new in 2013 and was based at Buckingham Palace. The Queen had an identical car that was based at Windsor Castle as well. The interior is trimmed in Twine Maine Hide and burr walnut veneer. Her Majesty would have spent most of her time in the back of the Bentley, sinking in to the sumptuous leather, although it is possible that she took to the front seat as she is an accomplished driver, and still takes the wheel of her Range Rover to this day.

Powered by Bentley’s venerable 6.8-liter turbocharged V-8 engine the Mulsanne could waft the Windsors along at speeds of up to 184 mph, although it was seldom seen traveling at much more than a walking pace for most of its 2492 miles.

Before being resigned from regal duties the Mulsanne was serviced by Jack Barclay Bentley and was then returned to the factory to be decommissioned. Despite barely turning a wheel since, the car has maintained a full dealer service history.

The Bentley was sold by Bramley Motor Cars of Surrey, who have sold several royal vehicles in the past including the matching Mulsanne which spent its days at Windsor. The price was a rather noble £179,850 (just shy of $250,000)—or about three times what a similar age car without the royal appointment would be worth.

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