Prince Andrew’s former Bentley could be yours for £94,450
Ex-royal Flying Spur was listed by a Surrey car dealer ahead of daughter Princess Eugenie’s wedding
Cars with a royal connection often command a premium over their standard brethren, but anybody after a right regal runabout could get their hands on a comparative bargain, as Prince Andrew’s former Bentley Flying Spur is up for sale.
The four-door luxury limousine is available at Surrey car dealer Bramley Motor Cars, having been placed on sale just before younger daughter Princess Eugenie’s wedding to wine merchant Jack Brooksbank last Friday.
It’s had one owner since the Duke of York bought it new, but while he may have had some bearing on the sum being asked for, this Bentley is surprisingly well priced. With a tag of £94,450, it’s broadly in line with models of a similar age and mileage available elsewhere.
Thiss example was registered in July 2015 and has just 11,500 miles on the clock, while a similar 2014 model with 21,000 miles is currently for sale at a private dealer for £97,995.
The prince’s Flying Spur would have cost around £150,000 to buy new, and according to the dealer was ‘his formal means of transport and was registered with his private number plate’.
It’s a rather tastefully specified example, too, featuring classically handsome Barnato green paintwork mated to a cream leather and dark wood burr interior. It’s also fitted with the desirable 6.0-litre W12 engine rather than the more practical but less theatrical 4.0-litre V8.
Although the Flying Spur is a particularly sought-after luxury motor, it’s not quite as exclusive as the vehicle that Eugenie and Brooksbank chose for their wedding transport. The couple left their Windsor Castle ceremony in a bespoke Aston Martin DB10 – one of just 10 produced to promote the James Bond movie Spectre.
Bramley Motor Cars, which is near Guildford, is no stranger to handling cars with a royal link. In 2016, a Bentley Mulsanne used by the Queen over two years and across her diamond jubilee celebrations was sold by the high-end dealership for £200,000.
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