Modest everyday car of Queen Elizabeth II put up for auction (photo)
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Elizabeth II regularly used the Jauar X-Type and was seen driving a station wagon more than once. The royal car has been serviced regularly and is in excellent condition.
A 2009 Jaguar X-Type station wagon is up for auction in the UK. The inconspicuous family car has an interesting history – it was driven by Queen Elizabeth II. Details of the car were revealed on the website of the auction house.
Although there were much more expensive models in the garage of Elizabeth II, she often used middle-class cars for everyday driving. The Queen decided to buy a Jaguar X-Type in 2009 – the car became an addition to her beloved Land Rover Defender.
The Jaguar X-Type station wagon also appealed to Queen Elizabeth II, partly because the large trunk was suitable for carrying royal corgis. Especially for dogs, a fastening net and a cover appeared there. Her Majesty has been photographed driving a Jaguar more than once.
The car of the Queen of Great Britain is painted in her favorite green color, and the interior is trimmed with leather and wood. Equipment includes climate control, a panoramic roof and power seats.
Under the hood is a 3.0-liter V6 with 231 horsepower. With. With a 5-speed automatic transmission, the Jaguar station wagon accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds and develops 230 km/h.
The car is in excellent condition, because it was regularly serviced – receipts from the service station testify to this. The mileage of the car is 121,350 km. The starting price at the auction is not specified, but it is known that the current owner bought the Jaguar six years ago for 16,000 pounds ($17,900). Bidding is scheduled for November 26.
It should be noted that the Jaguar X-Type was not considered a luxury car at one time – it was the initial model of the brand. To reduce the cost, it was built on the basis of the mass Ford Mondeo.