- An automobile used by Princess Diana in the 1980s sold.
- It was sold for 650,000 pounds at auction.
- It was days before 25th anniversary of her passing.
An automobile used by Princess Diana in the 1980s sold for 650,000 pounds ($764,000) at auction on Saturday, according to the Associated Press, just days before the 25th anniversary of her passing.
Before the auction ended, the black Ford Escort RS Turbo was the subject of “fierce bidding,” according to Silverstone Auctions. According to the historic automobile auction house, the unnamed U.K. buyer added a 12.5% buyer’s premium to the selling price.
The nation of Britain and Diana’s followers all over the world are getting ready to commemorate her passing. On August 31, 1997, she was killed in a high-speed vehicle accident in Paris.
From 1985 through 1988, Diana was the Escort’s driver. She was captured in photographs with it in front of upscale eateries in Kensington and Chelsea. She chose to take the wheel of her own vehicle while a member of her security detail sat in the back.
She chose a black RS Turbo Series 1 instead of the standard white because she wanted to be more covert. Ford also included security elements, such a second rearview mirror for the security guard.
Just under 25,000 miles have been put on the automobile.
Diana’s last Ford Escort sold for 52,000 pounds ($61,100) at auction the previous year.
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