Prince Charles’ Aston Martin Volante goes up on Bonhams
The royal families across the world will forever be remembered for their various achievements through the ages, but also because of their lavish spending, including the royal cars which we had earlier spoken of. It is a rather obvious guess that these cars would be a high demand collectible asset which many people with the money would go the extra mile to own. The latest opportunity to own a royal vehicle came from the British royal family, as the 1994 Aston Martin Virage Volante, the car used by Prince Charles till 2007/08, after which it has been rested at the company headquarters in Gaydon, went up on the auction block for sale carrying a price tag of £70,000 ($112,733). However, this royal vehicle got sold for royal price of $187,890, beating its $112,733 high estimate by 70.1%.
Prince Charles is known to have taken a special liking to Aston Martin cars, especially after his mother, The Queen gifted him one on his 21st birthday. The one gifted to him then, came into the limelight after Prince William and his wife, Katie Middleton took a tour on it right after their wedding. But that isn’t going on sale just as yet. In fact, it’s this 1994 edition of the Virage Volante with a 6.3-liter engine and convertible design which is stated to go on sale through Bonhams, on the 19th of May,2012. The Aston Martin before being sold, also has made notable appearances in 1991 Geneva Motor Show, where it initially gained prominence for its designing and stlying.
On the interiors of the vehicle, the sophistication of the luxury can be seen with the leather detailing on the side panels and seats, along with woodwork on the panels. The flooring has been done in the similar green shade which is seen on the car’s body. However, we were wondering if His Highness has got this one converted into a bio-fuel engine, as he is known to do with several of the others.
Via: Live Auction