Thursday, September 29, 2022

The Queen’s Garage: a collection of cars that King Carlos III will inherit

The climax of a reign of 70 years and a common denominator.  Queen Elizabeth II riding a Land Rover carThe climax of a reign of 70 years and a common denominator. Queen Elizabeth II riding a Land Rover car

A 70-year reign was enough for Isabel II as she was able to put together a collection of cars as only a person in her position could have. The Queen of England loved cars and mechanics from childhood, when she was still a princess and knew that one day she would come to the crown as the eldest daughter of King George VI, but she did not imagine that it would be only Will be at the age of 25.

Being crowned at such a young age gave him innumerable responsibilities and certainly many privileges. from them, There was the possibility of reaching unique or very special cars, including vehicles that were built in very limited editions and were destined to become official cars of other countries.

The list of cars owned by Queen Elizabeth II is very extensive, and although many remain within the royal fleet, A large portion was returned to those who had built them specifically for His Majesty and others were put up for auction for charity.

A complete summary of his taste in cars.  McLaren made a special edition this year with a plaque with the Queen's name on it

A complete summary of his taste in cars. McLaren made a special edition this year with a plaque with the Queen’s name on it

but there are some pieces really special Or at least they were for him, and it’s worth it Know the reasons why they were a part of his reign Seven decades in two different centuries.

During his reign, leanings for english cars was evident and although there were vehicles from other sources, over time the bias towards national models was maintained. really, It was Isabel who decided to replace Daimler, the previous supplier of official cars, to the crown, along with Rolls-Royce.

If a brand is automatically associated with England, ie Rolls-Royce which although today is paradoxically part of BMW GroupIts origin and its essence They are contained in the British Isles.

1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, the oldest car in the British Royal House

1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, the oldest car in the British Royal House

The 1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Crown is the oldest car in the garage. Naturally this is not a car used by Elizabeth II, who assumed her reign in 1953, but This is a piece of exorbitant value as an English collector’s car. And without going any further, the brand itself named it “The Best Car in the World”. It has a 6-cylinder in-line engine with a displacement of 7.4 liters, which allows it to receive power of only 60 hp, but travels at a speed of 130 km / h. register your odometer 926,000 kms and still running.

The Rolls-Royce Phantom V, still with the same headlights on each side, would be replaced by a very similar car, the Phantom VI, still used by royalty.

The Rolls-Royce Phantom V, still with the same headlights on each side, would be replaced by a very similar car, the Phantom VI, still used by royalty.

The first Rolls-Royce used by Elizabeth II instead was a Phantom IV state ladlet from 1953.of which only 18 units in the history. It was a seven-seat limousine with blue upholstery at the front and gray at the rear. It had a 5.7-litre V8 engine which allowed it to drive very quietly and reach a power of 165 CV.

others came later Phantom of the Series V with the denomination of State Limousine. They were in 1960 and 1961, and they already had the famous raised roof called “high ceilings”, Used for presidential or royal cars. And finally he came. is referred to as T Silver Ghibli car, a Phantom VI which was given to her in 1977 on her 25th birthday as Queen.

among There was no major external difference between the Phantom V and VI, although yes in its internal devices. It could be seen from the front that instead of just one round light on each side, The new Rolls-Royce had two small optics attached to a silver frame. at each end of the fender.

To commemorate her 50-year reign, Elizabeth II received two unique units of this royal car, the Bentley State Limousine

To commemorate her 50-year reign, Elizabeth II received two unique units of this royal car, the Bentley State Limousine

In short, in connection with the birth anniversary of the Queen in the year 2002when they are done 50 Years in the British Crown, Elizabeth II Receives Another English Brand, Bentley, a car specially made for him. it was about Bentley State LimousineA completely airtight vehicle to ensure its protection against gas attacks or explosions, with Kevlar-reinforced tires to ensure the car isn’t in danger of getting a flat tire, and a royal engagement to the Queen anyway It’s never too late for

The car has a 6.7-liter V8 engine, 400 horsepower and a top speed of 200 km / h. But the most amazing thing is that Not one but two vehicles were built for the Taj by car specialist Vanrama, each costing around £10m.

After years with Range Rover, in 2017 the Queen decided to adopt a Bentley Bentayga for her hunting expeditions in Balmoral

After years with Range Rover, in 2017 the Queen decided to adopt a Bentley Bentayga for her hunting expeditions in Balmoral

years later, just In 2016, the same English brand offered to test its new SUV at the Balmoral ground, which was then called the Bentley 4×4 and would eventually become the Bentayga. The car is powered by a 6-litre twin-turbocharged engine and at the Frankfurt Motor Show presentation, Bentley President, Michael Winklerannounced that Issue number 1 will be for Queen Elizabeth IISince trying, he decided it would be Natural replacement for its large fleet of Land Rovers and Range Rovers who accompanied him on his hunting expeditions throughout his life.

The royal family's history with the Land Rover dates back to the late 1940s, and continued through the reign of Elizabeth II (Photo by Fox Photo, Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The royal family’s history with the Land Rover dates back to the late 1940s, and continued through the reign of Elizabeth II (Photo by Fox Photo, Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

This relationship with Land Rover dates back to his childhood. It started in 1948 through King George VI, when he accompanied him to the unveiling of the 100th Land Rover Defender. Since then, more than 30 units of various models of the English brand have been part of the Queen’s fleet. He used models in his personal activities ProtectorBut for official receptions and trips in which he could do without a Rolls-Royce, he did it in a model Range Rover, including a version called the LWB Hybrid in 2015.

Daimler Majestic 4.0 LWB from 2001, a car to the smallest detail in line with the Queen

Daimler Majestic 4.0 LWB from 2001, a car to the smallest detail in line with the Queen

One of the most used cars by Elizabeth II was a Daimler Majestic 4.0 LWB from 2001. It was a Jaguar-shaped sedan, which was actually the origin of the design. It was built in 2001 and was used by the Queen until January 2007, when it was Auctioned for charity. car was painted color british racing green, Formula 1 features Catkin leather upholstery with red trim in England’s famous dark green. In the midst of strange curiosities, A holder was designed for the Queen’s classic handbag.

Only 10 units of the Lincoln Cosmopolitan Limousine were built for the exclusive use of the White House, but Elizabeth II managed to install one in England in the 1960s.

Only 10 units of the Lincoln Cosmopolitan Limousine were built for the exclusive use of the White House, but Elizabeth II managed to install one in England in the 1960s.

When Elizabeth II had the opportunity to visit Dwight D. Eisenhower in America, she did not take the crown. it was in 1957And on that occasion, he had the opportunity to walk in with the President of the United States of America. Lincoln Cosmopolitan Limousine Day 1950 who was equipped The famous Teko Bubble Top. Ford only built ten units of that modelwhich is specifically designed to be used by the White House, and since there are no records to prove how this happened, the only thing that is known is that a few years later, One of them came to the UK to be part of the Lincoln Cosmopolitan Crown cars.

In January 2022, on the eve of her 70-year reign, McLaren created this unique version of Artura, named Elizabeth II in her honor.

In January 2022, on the eve of her 70-year reign, McLaren created this unique version of Artura, named Elizabeth II in her honor.

But if you have to pick one car that can’t possibly belong to the Queen of England, it’s a super sports car. However, in the same year, when 70 years During the reign of Elizabeth II, McLaren In his honor decided to build a tribute car. about this McLaren Arthur Elizabeth IIand was designed and manufactured by the brand’s Woking-based special car division, called McLaren Special Operations (MSO).

The model chosen was the Artura as it is the first McLaren model to be equipped with a hybrid powertrain., as it combines a 3-litre twin turbo V6 thermal drive with an electric motor, allowing it to produce a total output of 680 hp with rear-wheel drive. Although Queen Elizabeth II has no longer driven for 3 years due to a personal safety decision following the accident of Philip of Edinburgh in 2019The car is painted specifically for him, called a color “Platinum Jubilee”And in Platinum, holds a plate in the front Elizabeth II inscription.

Between a rustic Land Rover Defender from 1948 and a modern and tech hybrid McLaren Artura from 2022, they’ve passed Cars around 75 years old like those vehicles were built or driven by a unique queen.

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