Aston Martin from the royal garage put up for sale

Aston Martin from the royal garage put up for sale

December 9, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

On this convertible, Prince Charles moved, but he was not legally the owner of the car. The car belonged to the company, and the heir to the British throne used it on a rental basis.

The 1994 Aston Martin Virage Volante for many years served as the personal vehicle of Prince Charles. Before the cabriolet replenished the royal fleet, it was slightly modified to fully meet the needs of His Highness the Prince of Wales. So, for example, the standard 5.3-liter V8 was replaced with a larger displacement engine (+1 liter) with a return of about 500 horsepower. The Aston Martin body was left without some external decor and acquired an additional rearview mirror. It was equipped for a full-time security officer.

 When finalizing the car, the fact that Prince Charles is considered a great polo lover, like his father, was taken into account. Therefore, Virage Volante found a place for a small container where sugar cubes could be stored. The prince treated them to horses.

 After 2008, the sports car left the royal garage, returning to the brand’s headquarters in Heydon. Here he tried on the role of an exhibit. Four years later, it was sold at auction: its new owner laid out 119,100 pounds for the royal convertible. Now, the sports car again went to bid. This time organized by Bond Street Sale. For Aston Martin, whose mileage slightly exceeds 34 thousand miles, they are going to gain from 225 to 275 thousand pounds