Princess Diana’s Car Under the Hammer

A car that belonged to the British Princess Diana is up for auction. Prince Charles gave the Ford Escort to his fiancée in May 1981, two months before their wedding.

 

The auction on June 29 is expected to fetch 37,000 to 48,000 pounds, according to the auction house Reeman Dansie in Colchester, UK.

The mother of Princes William and Harry, who died in a car accident in Paris in 1997, often went to Charles’ polo matches by car. She used the silver 1.6l Ghia until William’s birth in August 1982.

The car still has the original number plate WEV 297W. The colour and the seats are also in original condition. It now has 83,000 miles (133,575 kilometres) on the clock. The vehicle became the property of an antique dealer, and around the year 2000, the current owner bought the Ford Escort. He rarely drove the car.

Nearly a quarter of a century after her death, Diana is still hugely popular in the UK. Last year, another car of hers, an Audi Cabriolet, was sold for about 71,000 pounds.

On July 1, the day she would have turned 60, William and Harry will inaugurate a statue of ‘Lady Di’ in London. Both princes named their daughters after Princess Diana. It’s one of their first names.

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