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Queen’s old 1950 Rolls-Royce goes on sale for £2million

A Rolls-Royce used by The Queen and other members of the Royal family is going on sale for £2million.

The burgundy 1955 Phantom IV State Landaulette is being put on the market by auctioneers after four decades of Royal service.

It is one of just 18 ever produced worldwide and was kept in the Royal Mews from 1959 to 2002. Considered the most exclusive model to come out of Rolls-Royce after the Second World War, it has been used by Her Majesty both at home and abroad.

An identical car was used to take Meghan Markle and her mother Doria to her wedding to Prince Harry at Windsor Castle this summer. 

The monarch’s Phantom Royal Royce is one of eight elite models being sold by auction house Bonhams as part of their ‘heritage fleet’. 

Another model in the exclusive batch is the 1985 Rolls-Royce centenary Silver Spur Saloon, which was used by Princess Diana and was the 100,000th Rolls-Royce ever to be built.

They will all be auctioned for millions of pounds each at the Goodwood Revival on September 8.  

A piece of history: Her Majesty the Queen’s burgundy 1955 Phantom IV State Landaulette (pictured) is being put on the market by auctioneers for £2million after four decades of Royal service. It has been used by the Royals at home and abroad

The Queen is pictured inside her iconic Phantom Rolls-Royce after a pop concert at Buckingham Palace in June 2003

The Queen is pictured inside her iconic Phantom Rolls-Royce after a pop concert at Buckingham Palace in June 2003

An identical car was used to take Meghan Markle and her mother Doria to her wedding to Prince Harry at Windsor Castle

An identical car was used to take Meghan Markle and her mother Doria to her wedding to Prince Harry at Windsor Castle

The Queen is pictured in a pale blue suit inside her 1955 Phantom Rolls-Royce driving to the races at Ascot this year 

The Queen is pictured in a pale blue suit inside her 1955 Phantom Rolls-Royce driving to the races at Ascot this year 

Driving through history: The Queen is pictured leaving Buckingham Palace with the Duke of Edinburgh on the way to Windsor. She is being driven in the same Rolls-Royce that is being put on the market for £million 

Driving through history: The Queen is pictured leaving Buckingham Palace with the Duke of Edinburgh on the way to Windsor. She is being driven in the same Rolls-Royce that is being put on the market for £million 

Inside the Queen’s car: Her Majesty’s Rolls-Royce Phantom IV State Landaulette is one of just 18 ever produced worldwide and was kept in the Royal Mews from 1959 to 2002. Pictured is the exquisite interior where she and her relatives have sat 

Considered the most exclusive model to come out of Rolls-Royce after the Second World War, the Phantom (pictured in burgundy) has been used by Her Majesty both at home and abroad

Considered the most exclusive model to come out of Rolls-Royce after the Second World War, the Phantom (pictured in burgundy) has been used by Her Majesty both at home and abroad

The Phantom Rolls-Royce's coachwork was carried out by Hooper & Co and the car boasts an automatic transmission 

The Phantom Rolls-Royce’s coachwork was carried out by Hooper & Co and the car boasts an automatic transmission 

A Royal crest has been painted onto the boot lift of the car to mark four decades of Royal service. The car was kept in the Royal Mews between 1959 and 2002. It was made for Rolls-Royce's Golden Jubilee year before the takeover of the company 

A Royal crest has been painted onto the boot lift of the car to mark four decades of Royal service. The car was kept in the Royal Mews between 1959 and 2002. It was made for Rolls-Royce’s Golden Jubilee year before the takeover of the company 

The 1955 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV State Landaulette (pictured from behind) is the star of Bonhams' heritage collection and is believed to be worth between £1million and £2million. It will go up for auction on September 8 at the Goodwood Revival 

The 1955 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV State Landaulette (pictured from behind) is the star of Bonhams’ heritage collection and is believed to be worth between £1million and £2million. It will go up for auction on September 8 at the Goodwood Revival 

Iconic: The famous Rolls-Royce emblem is pictured in silver on the bonnet of the Queen's old Phantom 1955 IV State Landaulette. The exclusive car allows you to fasten the bonnet from inside the car and boasts an aerial underneath the car 

Iconic: The famous Rolls-Royce emblem is pictured in silver on the bonnet of the Queen’s old Phantom 1955 IV State Landaulette. The exclusive car allows you to fasten the bonnet from inside the car and boasts an aerial underneath the car 

At the wheel of history: Malcolm Barber, co-Chairman of Bonhams, which is auctioning the heritage fleet, including the Rolls-Royce Phantom IV State Landaulette, commented: 'This is a remarkable collection of cars, and one that beautifully illustrates the history of one of the most celebrated and prestigious companies in the world. Rolls-Royces have been present at countless historic events in British history, and the heritage fleet encapsulates the most significant models produced'

At the wheel of history: Malcolm Barber, co-Chairman of Bonhams, which is auctioning the heritage fleet, including the Rolls-Royce Phantom IV State Landaulette, commented: ‘This is a remarkable collection of cars, and one that beautifully illustrates the history of one of the most celebrated and prestigious companies in the world. Rolls-Royces have been present at countless historic events in British history, and the heritage fleet encapsulates the most significant models produced’

The engine of the Queen's estimated £2million Rolls-Royce Phantom IV State Landaulette is pictured in all it's glory 

The engine of the Queen’s estimated £2million Rolls-Royce Phantom IV State Landaulette is pictured in all it’s glory 

The stunning car boasts an under-car aerial, power operated windows, a canopy light, interior clock, two interior reading lamps and two interior fans. It is pictured from the front with Queen Elizabeth II's crest 

The stunning car boasts an under-car aerial, power operated windows, a canopy light, interior clock, two interior reading lamps and two interior fans. It is pictured from the front with Queen Elizabeth II’s crest 

The Queen's old Rolls-Royce was manufactured at the original Rolls-Royce factory in Crewe and was one of just 18 made 

The Queen’s old Rolls-Royce was manufactured at the original Rolls-Royce factory in Crewe and was one of just 18 made 

Another model in the exclusive batch is the 1985 Rolls-Royce centenary Silver Spur Saloon (pictured) which was used by Princess Diana and was the 100,000th Rolls-Royce ever to be built. It is expect to sell for £80,000 to £100,000

Another model in the exclusive batch is the 1985 Rolls-Royce centenary Silver Spur Saloon (pictured) which was used by Princess Diana and was the 100,000th Rolls-Royce ever to be built. It is expect to sell for £80,000 to £100,000

One of the eight 'heritage fleet' vehicles is pictured. It is the 2002 Corniche Convertible, the last Rolls-Royce to ever be built at the Crewe factory before its closure, with only 229 miles on the clock. It is seen in silver with a 'CORNICHE' number plate

One of the eight ‘heritage fleet’ vehicles is pictured. It is the 2002 Corniche Convertible, the last Rolls-Royce to ever be built at the Crewe factory before its closure, with only 229 miles on the clock. It is seen in silver with a ‘CORNICHE’ number plate

Another model in Bonhams' heritage fleet is the 1995 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible IV, which is expected to sell for between £200,000 and £250,000 

Another model in Bonhams’ heritage fleet is the 1995 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible IV, which is expected to sell for between £200,000 and £250,000 

In silver is the 2002 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph 'Park Ward' Long wheelbase saloon, which is expected to sell at auction for between £70,000 and £110,000 next week 

In silver is the 2002 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph ‘Park Ward’ Long wheelbase saloon, which is expected to sell at auction for between £70,000 and £110,000 next week 

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