Princess Diana’s Ford Escort to be sold at auction

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Princess Diana’s black Ford Escort RS Turbo will be auctioned on August 27 at Silverstone Auctions in Leamington Spa, England, according to the Daily Mail. She drove the vehicle for three years – from 1985 to 1988 – during the early childhood years of Princes William and Harry.

“We wouldn’t be surprised if it went for more than $100,000 [cerca de R$ 525 mil]”, said Arwel Richards, classic car specialist at Silverstone Auctions, which will host the auction.

The vehicle has just under 40,000 miles on it, a Lifetime Tracker, a spare key, internal Ford memos and car registration documents. Diana switched from the model to a more sophisticated one at the request of the royal protection service, which claimed she needed more privacy and protection.

“Parallels can be drawn with the RS Turbo’s reputation as the people’s sports car and the honorary title of the people’s princess bestowed by the British public on Princess Diana,” auctioneers told the English tabloid. “

“The RS Turbo was never designed to be driven by the ex-wife of the second in line to the British throne nor to carry the future king,” the auctioneers added.

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