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Queen Elizabeth's customised Land Rover on sale for 18k
Nov 9, 2012, 12:02 GMT
A Land Rover which Britain's Queen Elizabeth controls from the back seat is going up for auction.
The customised vehicle - which has an asking price of Â£18,000 as it prepares to go under the hammer - features a 'traffic light control system' in the back which allows the 86-year-old monarch to express whether she wants the motor to stop, slow down or start.
Elizabeth simply has to touch a button to indicate what she would like the driver of the Land Rover Series III - which the royal had commissioned in 1978 - to do.
The motor - which is nearly 35 years old and has been dubbed The Queen's Land Rover - is still in almost perfect condition, despite clocking up nearly 1,900 miles.
The off-road vehicle is being sold by the Ministry of Defence on November 24 at specialist classic car and sports car auction house Historics at Brooklands in Surrey, south east England.
Edward Bridger-Stille, director at Historics, explained: 'We are excited and honoured to be entrusted with the task of finding a new home for such a unique vehicle.
'We pride ourselves on bringing distinctive vehicles to auction, and despite prolific production of the Series III Land Rover, it's highly unlikely one like this will ever come to auction again.'
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