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Princess Diana’s Ford Escort sells for more than $760,000 at auction

A Ford Escort pushed by Princess Diana for virtually three years bought for 650,000 kilos (about $764,000) at an auction Saturday in England, simply days earlier than the twenty fifth anniversary of her dying. Diana drove the automobile from 1985 to 1988. 

Last week, Silverstone Auctions announced that the historic black Ford Escort RS Turbo, described as being in “superb concours standard condition,” can be auctioned off. 

“We have sold a number of motorcars that have had a Royal pedigree, but this car ticks every box in terms of history, rarity, condition, and mileage,” Silverstone Auctions Classic Car Specialist Arwel Richards mentioned in a press release. “The market adores early Ford RS models.”

Princess of Wales' car auction
Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert takes bids for the 1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo beforehand owned by Diana, Princess of Wales, at the Silverstone Race Circuit close to Towcester, Northamptonshire, England, and bought for 650,000 kilos. Aug. 27, 2022.

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The auction home described the automobile as being in “exceptional condition,” with simply 24,961 miles.

The purchaser additionally needed to pay a 12.5% purchaser’s premium on prime of the hefty promoting worth, the Associated Press studies. The purchaser is from the U.Ok., nevertheless, their identify was not disclosed, the AP mentioned.

Bidders from internationally have been amongst these combating to safe the automobile, which is the final Ford Escort owned by the late princess.

“We note with interest that whilst Diana’s later choice of luxury cars may have been more expensive when new, but the Ford Escort RS Turbo far outperforms them at auction, selling in some cases for three times the price of equivalent models,” Silverstone Auctions mentioned.

Princess of Wales' car auction
The 1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo beforehand owned by Diana, Princess of Wales, on show at the Silverstone Race Circuit close to Towcester, Northamptonshire, England earlier than it goes up for auction. August 27, 2022.

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