The United Kingdom recently celebrated Queen Elizabeth’s 70th year on the throne with great pageantry. Queen Elizabeth made an appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to mark the end of the 4-day Platinum Jubilee celebrations in London, on June 5.
Queen Elizabeth II owns a vast fortune since she ascended to the throne seven decades ago. Besides owning grand castles and other properties, the Queen also has an impressive collection of luxury cars. In fact, Queen’s fleet of luxury cars will make any car enthusiast envious.
Though Queen Elizabeth II is chauffeured most of the time, she was often seen behind the wheel of her favourite Land Rover SUVs a few years ago. The British monarch has had a long history of driving the most exquisite cars. Interestingly, the Queen is the only person in the UK who is qualified to drive without a valid driving licence.
The 96-year-old monarch has been often seen driving bespoke cars like Land Rovers, Jaguars, and Daimlers on her much-loved country retreat, Sandringham Estate. As Queen Elizabeth II completes 70 years on the throne, let us have a look at her impressive car collection.
The Daimler Super V8 LWB is one of Queen’s most impressive cars. The regal car has customised set of wheels and also has a centre armrest with a slide-out compartment, which is perfectly sized to fit a royal handbag.
It has been widely reported that the Queen’s favourite car is the iconic Land Rover Defender. Queen Elizabeth II has had about 30 of them, starting from the old Series 1 to the new Defender.
The Rolls-Royce Phantom V and VI were part of the Queen’s garage in the 1950s and 1960s.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip gifted an exquisite 1965 Aston Martin DB6 Volante to Prince Charles on his 21st birthday.
The Queen owns a regal Bentley limousine, which was designed especially for Her Majesty in 2002, ahead of her Golden Jubilee. The exquisite car has a top speed of 130mph and is powered by a 6.75-litre V8 engine which produces 400bhp. The stately vehicle is valued at a whopping £10 million.