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Princess Diana’s sporty Ford Escort sells for £737,000

The sporty Ford Escort that was once Princess Diana’s runabout has sold for £737,000 at auction yesterday, just days before the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death.
With just 24,961 miles (40,000 km), the modest car was put under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions in Warwickshire, central England.
Bidders from Dubai, the United States and the United Kingdom fought a heated bidding war over this unique model, which resulted in its sale to the purchaser of Alderley Edge, an exclusive village in northern England, home to many Premier League footballers. rice field. .
The sale price, equivalent to about $866,000, is because interest in Diana’s life is still great, even a quarter century after her death, fueled by the success of The Crown Netflix series.
The auctioneer said the sale attracted “the greatest media and publicity interest worldwide”.
The car was sold with no minimum price, with bids starting at £100,000.
It sold for £650,000 plus a buyer’s premium.
Lott explains that from 1985 to 1988, Diana preferred to own her own car instead of the royal stately Rolls-Royce or Daimler, which is why Diana wore a blue stripe from 1985 to 1988. I was driving a black Ford Escort RS Turbo S1 that came in.
The auctioneer said the one-of-a-kind Ford Escort remains “the boldest choice” for a member of the royal family.
According to the Auto Express website, the Escort was not a luxury car, but was one of the best-selling cars in the UK at the time, with total sales exceeding 4.1 million units.
A similar car of lesser known provenance can be found in classified ads in the UK for around £10,000.
However, the car was built by Ford to Diana’s specifications and is believed to be the only black painted version of this model.
Diana was frequently photographed in her car visiting shops and restaurants in London.
Prince William was also photographed sitting in the back.
The princess drives the car with the royal detective in the passenger seat, with added features such as a second rear-view mirror and a radio in the glove box.

http://www.gulf-times.com/story/723338/Princess-Diana-s-sporty-Ford-Escort-sells-for-737- Princess Diana’s sporty Ford Escort sells for £737,000

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