News ID : 335
Publish Date : 02 September 2017 - 14:39
Princess Diana used the Audi as a family car in the summer of 1994.

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 most iconic.'

 Source: Daily Mail

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