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Rolls Royce used by Prince Charles and Princess Diana during their 1979 visit to the US, up for auction

A 1979 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith II that once carried Lady Diana, Princess of Wales on her maiden visit to the US in 1985, which she made along with Prince Charles to meet the then president Ronald Reagan and First lady Nancy Reagan, is set to be auctioned by Volvo Auto Museum online at eBay on 9th November 2012.

The car is stated to be worth over $2 million. It is heavily armored and has special features befitting the Royal Family while documents stated that over $200,000 was spent only on armoring it. These features include a 600 pound bullet proof windshield and side windows while the vehicle is also sealed from any form of toxic gas exposure. The car is in its original format except for a new paint job in gleaming silver with red leather interiors.

In keeping with Princess Diana’s philanthropy nature, a part of the sale of the car will be donated to Children with Cancer, UK a British children’s charity which is dedicated to fight childhood cancer. Incidentally it was the late Princess herself who inaugurated this charity in 1988. The Rolls Royce in question has a 6.8 liter V8 engine under its bonnet mated to a three speed automatic gearbox. The vehicle will be part of other cars on auction which will include Jon Bon Jovi’s personal BMW and the last car owned by Groucho Marx. For more information, scroll down.

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Prince Charles and Princess Diana during their 1979 visit to the US [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mznZoffUeVw[/youtube]

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