A unique Aston Martin from the royal garage sold at auctionDecember 15, 2019
A car that used to belong to Prince Charles has changed its owner more than once.
On the eve of the British auction house Bonhams was able to sell a unique Aston Martin Virage Volante, which previously belonged to Prince Charles. The car is interesting not only for belonging to the royal court, but also for its history and interesting equipment. Aston Martin Virage Volante rolled off the assembly line in 1994 and drove a total of 34,864 miles (56,000 km) in 25 years. For 14 years, Prince Charles used it on the basis of a lease. In 2008, the car returned to Aston Martin headquarters in Heydon and was then exhibited at a local museum. After four years, the company decided to put it up for sale, and quickly found a new owner. In 2012, the car was sold for 119,000 pounds.
For the buyer, this was a great deal, because on the eve of the car they managed to gain almost twice as much – 235,750 pounds.
Aston Martin Virage Volante rolled off the assembly line in 1994 and drove a total of 34,864 miles (56,000 km) in 25 years. Almost from the very beginning, the car was finalized in the Works Service division. For example, the volume of a 5.3-liter engine was increased by 1 liter, which allowed to increase power to 500 hp. Inside, they made an additional rearview mirror to protect the prince. But the main innovation was the sugar compartment in the center console, where the prince put food for his beloved horses.
Meanwhile, an exclusive flying retro car is on sale. The copy was collected in 1949.
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