Ex-royal limousine sold for £40k
The description "one careful lady owner" particularly applies to a Daimler car auctioned for more than £40,000 - as it once belonged to the Queen.
Complete with a space to accommodate the royal handbag, the 2001 Daimler Super V8 LWB limousine was owned, and driven by, the Queen for three years until 2004.
It was sold by auction house Historics at Brooklands in Surrey and fetched a hammer price of £40,500 - a figure which is subject to commission and does not include the buyer's premium.
Sporting a British Racing Green livery, the car was tested over 2,500 pre-delivery miles before being handed over to the Queen. A further 11,000 miles were covered while the car was with the Queen before the vehicle was returned in 2004 to the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust, with which it is still registered.
The car was offered with all its specifications, including its original tyres, and with a mileage of 15,242.
One feature is a factory-adapted centre armrest that has a sliding holder specifically designed for the Queen's handbag.
The vehicle's ashtray was crafted to house the security lighting controls, which remain fully functioning. This includes a set of blue flashing strobes occupying the front fog lamp inserts, alternate flashing headlamps and alternate flashing rear lights.
A further feature is a pair of neon blue lights by the rear view mirror, which were used to identify the vehicle in which the Queen was travelling when approaching her destination.
In the vehicle's boot, the fittings can still be found for direct contact to the Home Office and Downing Street, although the working components have been removed.
Inside, there are deep lambswool floor rugs. Unsurprisingly, the car has a full service history by RA Creamer of Kensington and Guy Salmon of Ascot, and was sold with all original documentation, two sets of keys and original registration number, along with photographs of the Queen driving and being driven in it.