An Audi convertible that was previously owned by Princess Diana has emerged for sale for £62,000 after it failed to sell at an auction last year.
The green motor was given to Diana by Dovercourt Audi dealership in St John’s Wood, North London in 1994. According to reports, the German-built cabriolet was not appropriate for a royal, and many felt that a British car would’ve been more suitable.
However, despite all the criticism, Diana was fond of her 2.3-litre convertible. It was later sold to Iain Dale, political broadcaster. He has now decided to sell the unique vehicle and has consigned it to sale with auctioneers Historics of Buckinghamshire.
Mat Priddy of Historics, said: ‘We are honoured to be offering for sale this Audi Cabriolet with its unique provenance.
‘It really is an exceptional piece of motoring history. The fact that this was the personal transport of Princess Diana stamps an indelible legacy on this unique car, which is presented in immaculate condition as one would expect. ‘
‘Whilst in Princess Diana’s possession, this was arguably the most photographed car on the road.’
The car has a five-cylinder engine, a cream leather interior and an automatic gearbox. It covers over 22,000 miles and remains in a pristine condition.
The convertible will be sold alongside a history file which contains some relevant handbooks and manuals and several good quality photographs of Diana using the car.