The Queen of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth States are celebrating their platinum jubilee, and a 1993 Rover Sterling 2.7, which could be associated with it, is being sold through cars and classics.
The car itself is in excellent condition and an excellent example of descent but its real appeal is the possible connection to Queen Elizabeth II. Although there are no official documents linking it directly to him, there are some indications that it was his car.
Newly supplied by Thomas Day Motors of Fleet in 1993, the business was one of the approved list of car suppliers for the real estate. The first L464 BPE registered, the owner of the Rover Sterling was officially listed as “Buckingham Palace”.
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Typically, there is a list of owners of vehicles sent to the real estate. In fact, in the past, vehicles owned by the Queen have been listed as belonging to “Buckingham Palace”. Also, when the car was handed over to its second owner just over a year later, it was mentioned that it had “a previous female owner”.
Outside of its potential royal connection, the Rover had a pretty smooth life. The seller commented that British racing green paint, glass work, door surrounds, rubber, alloy wheels and fittings are all in excellent condition. The 2.7-liter V6 engine, transmission and brakes were also taken care of while the car was kept in temperature-controlled storage.
“Even without a royal connection, the original, excellent overall condition of this rover will be of interest to classic car owners,” said Chris Polit, head of car and classic editorial. “The 90’s British modern classics, in general, are enjoying a deserved revival, but this particular 1993 Rover Sterling hit a special note in the current jubilee celebration and will be the ultimate anniversary gift for one’s collection.”
If you are interested in bidding on this (potential) Royal Rover, the auction will begin on Sunday, May 29 at 11:30 GMT.