From vintage models with collector’s value to the latest models on the market, the British royal family has a wide variety of cars and motorcycles. Each has its own personal vehicle, some used daily and others left as exhibits in the royal garage in Sandringham.
Here are the most remarkable models that the royal family owns.
Bentley State Limousine
In 2002, the model was presented to the queen on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of her accession to the throne. The car is specially extended to be wide and comfortable for the monarchs. Bentleys use a man of the same height as the Queen to estimate the required height of the car. The model is armored so Elizabeth II could travel comfortably in crowds, but its windows are designed so that its subjects can see her as it passes. The car amounts to 10 million British pounds.
Rolls-Royce Phantom IV State Landaulette
The royal family owns dozens of Rolls-Royce models, but this is one of the rarest. The model is from 1955 and only 18 pieces were produced from it. The queen’s car was painted burgundy and black and remained in service for 43 years. Megan Markle rides in a similar model at her wedding.
Vauxhall Cresta PA Friary Estate
This is one of the queen’s favorite cars. The model was manufactured in 1961 and has been specially modified with built-in roof racks, a weapon stand, and a special guard for dogs while traveling in the car. The car is also painted in a color personally made for the queen – Imperial Green. Today the car is in the royal garage in Sandringham.
The Queen is a huge fan of Range Rover and has many photos of her behind the wheel of her favorite car. There is enough space for all her children and dogs. If the queen is behind the wheel of a Range Rover, there must be a mascot on the hood of the car.
Alvis TD21 Series II Drophead Coupe
Prince Philip was attracted to the model at the London Motor Show. The car was manufactured in 1959 and was specially modified with an improved gearbox, higher windshield, and electric folding roof. A real model worthy of a royal person. The car is currently in the royal garage in Sandringham.
Lagonda 3-liter Drophead Coupe
Prince Philip’s car is painted in a special color “Edinburgh Green” and has a cordless phone and a large mirror in which the Queen can look. The car appeared at the Melbourne Olympics in 1956 and was transported to Australia aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia. The Queen and Prince Philip also drove this car in 1959, when the M1, Britain’s first motorway, opened.
The model is the world’s first single-seater supercar. Reaches 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds. Definitely an unusual car for the royal family, which usually keeps the extras and the wide space in which to place their fishing rods and pets. However, the queen turned out to be a fan of the brand and got one of the most innovative models of her time.
Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante
Prince Charles turned out to be a real fan of the Aston Martin brand and had several models from 1969, 1989, 1994. The first received as a gift from the Queen, and the second was given to him by the Emir of Bahrain. The Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante has been upgraded with a manual transmission and is painted in Balmoral Green, which brings it closer to the James Bond car he drove in 1987 in the movie “The Living Daylights“.
Ducati 1198S Evo Corse SE
Prince William is an extremely big fan of motorcycles and has a rich collection of Triumph, Yamaha, Kawasaki, and Ducati. Ducati’s 1198 seems to be among his favorites because he owns four of them, including the Evo Corse SE. The passion for motorcycles is in the blood of the royal family and even William’s great-grandfather, George VI was often spotted with this vehicle. Currently, the prince drives mainly Land Rovers and Bentley Flying Spur cars.
Prince Harry has been spotted frequently with this model since 2017. It is one of the most powerful and fastest cars ever delivered in Windsor. Harry even decides to remove the speed limiter so that he can reach 174 miles per hour when he wants. A real car jewel that Harry sells for £72,000 – probably more than he paid for it.
Audi 80 Cabriolet
Before Princess Diana, everyone in the royal family chose local car brands. She was the first to decide on a German brand, and convertibles became her favorites. The princess drove not one, but three Audi 80 Cabriolets. Thanks to her, the model turns from another nice car into a symbol of high status.