The coronation of Charles III will take place in England on May 6th, and the monarch’s coronation will feature a number of priviledges with four wheels. He will have full access to the royal family’s cars worth around £14million (about $17.6million).
The two most expensive cars in the collection are almost identical. Two Bentley State Limousine models (pictured) were built in 2002 for Queen Elizabeth II, mother of Charles III. Being part of the Royal Family’s fleet, it’s hard to put a value on. It won’t be listed on your favorite auction site right away. British firm Nationwide Vehicle Contracts, which put together the list, estimates that a single 245-inch-long armored sedan is worth at least £10,000,000 (about $12.6 million).
The second most valuable Royal Family vehicle below the 8-figure threshold isn’t really a car. Matchbox recently released a 1/64 scale replica of the Gold State Coach, valued at £1.6 million (around $2 million). At 275 inches long, it’s even bigger than a Bentley limousine and weighs around 9,000 pounds. It is 261 years old and designed to be drawn by 8 horses.
The rest of the royal family’s vehicles are relatively mediocre. There is her 1965 Aston Martin DB6 Volante that Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip purchased for Charles III for her 21st birthday. Worth £1 million (about $1.2 million). The collection includes the Rolls-Royce Phantom VI (around $627,000), the Bentley Bentayga (around $201,000), the Land Rover Range Rover Long Wheelbase Landaulet (around $133,000), the Jaguar XE (around $41,000), and the Land Rover Defender (around $38,000). .
“Luxury cars have long been associated with monarchs, and Charles III in particular is known for his love of cars. His impressive collection includes from his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, to the ” explained In an interview with Keith Hawes, Director of Nationwide Vehicle Contracts CBS news.
Being the royal head of a car-making country also has its downsides. All of King Charles III’s carriages are made in England. He seems to have a fondness for cars and there are many desirable ones that are not made in the UK, but he would start his reign on the wrong foot if he attended the coronation in a BMW M5 CS. At least the list of new and old cars with the ‘Made in England’ label is very diverse.