Khodrocar - A dark green convertible
Audi used by Diana, Princess of Wales to ferry a young William and Harry
around, has failed to sell at auction.
The A4 Cabriolet 2.3E,
which was loaned to Diana for personal use as a family car in 1994, had an
estimate of £60,000 to £80,000.
Bidding started at
£50,000 but the auction house placed a bid of £58,000 on behalf of the vendor
after bidding failed to reach the lower end of the estimate.
Diana used the car to
ferry Princes William and Harry around during the summer months that year.
Audi loaned the car to
the princess in the summer of 1994 and Cheffins auctioneers described it as
'one of the most photographed cars of it's generation'.
Luke MacDonald, a
director at Cheffins auction house in Cambridge, said the car was provided to
Diana by Dovercourt Audi, the main dealership in London.
'They in effect loan it
to the royals because it promotes their motor cars which is fantastic,' he
said. 'She owned this, or drove it, at a time soon after she was divorced so
she was photographed in it an awful lot at the time.
'There was a huge
paparazzi focus on her at that point and so we do see this particular motor car
of hers, because she drove several over the time, being one of the ones that's
Source: Daily Mail