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Historics, 24 November auction preview

The Queen's Land Rover is just one of many special cars set to appear at the next Historics sale on 24 November.

Historics, 24 November auction preview

A piece of royal history is due to be sold at the next Historics sale on the 24 November. The Queen’s Land Rover was commissioned by the MoD for the Queen in 1978.

Based on a Series III, the one-off Land Rover was modified by REME Central Workshops in Donnington in 1979 to include a traffic light system allowing the Queen to signal the driver to stop, slow or start. The pre-sale estimate is £15,000-18,000.

Also on offer at the auction is a Porsche 911 Speedster. This particular wide-bodied 3.2 litre model was ordered from the factory in metallic Zermatt silver with a full claret red interior. It’s estimated to sell for between £62,000-76,000.

A 1929 Pierce-Arrow Model B Doctor’s Coupé, formerly owned by the manager of Led Zeppelin Peter Grant, has been consigned, and is expected to reach £68,000-78,000 under the hammer.

Other interesting cars include a Nash Airflyte Statesman (£14,000-18,000), Porsche 356B T5 Super Cabriolet (£40,000-50,000), a Bentley Turbo R which is being offered for charity and the Bugatti Type 35 recreation which is being offered at £170,000-200,000.

The sale, Historics’ final of the year, will take place on 24 November at the Brooklands Museum, with over 100 cars set to go under the hammer. Visit www.historics.co.uk for full listings.

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