Later this month, a Jaguar X-Type estate that Queen Elizabeth II once owned and drove will be auctioned off with no reserve.
The green estate, also known as Emerald Fire, has a long service history and less than 75,000 kilometers on the clock.
It boasts a Barley leather inside befitting a vehicle formerly owned by a king, as well as a number of modern conveniences including an automatic gearbox, a sunroof, temperature control, and power windows.
The Jaguar, designed by Ian Callum, features a 3 liter V6 engine that transmits power to all four wheels, making it exceptionally solid while driven vigorously despite having the appearance of a family vehicle.
Despite the fact that the majority of the mechanicals beneath the body of the huge cat were sourced from the modest Ford Mondeo, the Jaguar X-Type was never particularly beloved by real petrol enthusiasts.
On November 26, Historics Auctioneers will sell the vehicle with no reserve at Mercedes World close to Weybridge, Surrey.
When there is no reserve placed on an automobile, it will sell for whatever amount the hammer falls at, even if it is only £1. But because of the Jaguar’s history, it’s likely to be at least five figures.
According to Historics Auctioneers, HM Queen Elizabeth II was the original owner of this magnificent piece of royal history, which is exhibited in Emerald Fire with Barley leather inside.
This is supported by the vehicle’s original registration sheet, which states that PYN IF. Photos of the vehicle show HM the Queen driving it. The vehicle includes a sunroof, an automatic gearbox, power windows, temperature control, a clean service record, a Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, and it has been well-kept.
Although the Royal Family has a long history of using Bentley state limos, they also like Jaguars. Although the late Queen Elizabeth II was seen driving a variety of vehicles over her lengthy reign, the Land Rover Defender seems to have been her favorite.
She had a special fondness for this model, although she also owned a Jaguar X-Type Estate as a backup vehicle.
HM Queen Elizabeth II is seen driving this same vehicle in images that are readily accessible online. Her Majesty is wearing sunglasses and a headscarf, which is so customary. She was leaving Windsor Castle in the Jaguar, ascending the Long Walk, and she seemed joyful and in good health.
The X-Type Estate wasn’t one of Jaguar’s most popular models from 2004 to 2009, but who would have guessed that it would become one of the royal couple’s go-to cars?
It had two fuel sources, although the largest engine was powered by gasoline. Queen Elizabeth II chose to have a 3.0 litre V6 engine for this specific vehicle. This automobile has a pedigree that is unmatchable and is undoubtedly for the serious collector or Royalist. ‘
“It is really an honor to bring to auction such an iconic piece of history — and a vehicle that was apparently so much cherished by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” said James Good of Historics.
A fantastic and unique collectable to cherish.