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The Lanchester Limousine

The Lanchester Limousine which King George VI drove will be sold at auction on Saturday 12 September 2009, at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu Hampshire, during the International Autojumble.

The 32 horse-power Lanchester Limo is expected to fetch £35,000. King George VI brought the vehicle in 1939, it was used by the king to drive his family in. After the Kings death the limo continued in Royal service and it has been used in several public appearances. It has carried the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and the Queen Elizabeth.

The Royal Limousine is in very good condition. It has very low mileage of just fewer than 39,000. The vehicles body frame appears to remain strong and solid with few scratches or dents. It has luxurious cloth seating throughout, but some of the upholstery does require a little attention. However, loose covers have been added to cover and protect any damages. It has a 4,624 cc, straight-8, over-value engine and starts and runs well. Due to its age, there is no MOT certificate but it is suitable to be driven. There is a large history file with Royal correspondence and photographs included with the sale.

There are very few Royal cars of such significance outside the queens own collection. It would make a glorious vehicle for exclusive journeys and events.

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