Formerly the personal conveyance of Princess Diana, this 1994 Audi Cabriolet is a highlight of this weekend’s Blenheim Palace Auction with Coys of Kensington. With just a few months to the 20th anniversary of her untimely and tragic death, this vehicle is receiving international attention from collectors, enthusiasts, and reporters.
As many royals do not own cars personally, this Audi Cabriolet was presented to her by the manufacturer directly. The vehicle, purchased by its current vendor in 2004, was captured in numerous press images showing the Princess stepping in and out of the Audi with the plate numbers clearly visible. It retains the same registration (L541 GJD) from its years as Princess Diana’s personal car. The vehicle is finished in blue and comes with a file of manuals, handbooks, and several of the press images, including one with the young Princes in the back and registration number visible.
For those outside the local area who wish to participate, Proxibid will be the exclusive provider of online accommodations. If you cannot attend onsite, Proxibid has your ticket into the event from anywhere with an internet connection. The auction kicks off at 7 pm EUR on Saturday, July 15, but online bidding is already available.
In addition to Princess Di’s Audi, several incredible vehicles will be auctioned by Coys of Kensington at the event, including:
- 1962 Bentley S2 Continental: This vehicle has been converted to left-hand drive. Painted in Steel Grey with rimmed grey leather interior, this Bentley is offered with a UK V5 registration document and is one of the finest post-war Bentley coupes.
- 1968 Jaguar E Type Series Roadster 4.2: This original right-hand drive car has been re-painted red with black interior. Restoration work includes Coopercraft front brakes, uprated suspension and a 123 electronic distributor.
- 1972 Porsche 911 2.4S: This vehicle is offered in black-on-black with Recaro sports seats. It has benefitted from a concours standard restoration in 1988 with ₤30,000 spent in work.
- 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2: This left-hand drive vehicle has undergone important restoration and upgrades including improved and rebuilt steering column, new exhaust pipes and silencers, clutch master cylinder newly fashioned column switch and indicator stalk, interior upholstery, new door panels, and cleaning of leather seats and trim.