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The Queen’s Bentley goes up for sale

A Bentley Mulsanne limousine once owned by the Queen, has gone on sale for just under £200,000 on Auto Trader.

Reserved for exclusive use by Her Royal Majesty during a two-year period, the Bentley was retired from Royal duties in 2014. 

It was first called into service during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and for a unique visit to 10 Downing Street where she attended her first-ever cabinet meeting with Prime Minister, David Cameron, who greeted her on her arrival.

The limousine, which was first prepared and registered by Bentley in Crewe at its headquarters for exclusive use by the Queen, features several upgrades including walnut burr veneered picnic tables, door panels and rear quarter vanity mirrors. 

The interior features full leather upholstery, air conditioning, a driver information system and satellite navigation, which apparently still has Windsor set as the home address.

There are embroidered Bentley emblems on the seats and the car runs on optional 21-inch classic alloy wheels. 

The Mulsanne, powered by a 6.75-litre engine with over 500bhp, can sprint to 60mph in just over five seconds on its way to a top speed of 184mph. It has covered less than 5,000 miles during its two-year service with the Queen and is now offered in immaculate condition having covered a total of 5,826 miles.

Prospective buyers can pick up a piece of unique automotive history for just under £200,000 in the year that the Queen celebrates her 90th birthday. The car is offered for sale by a dealership based in Bramley, Surrey.