Back in November 1985, Prince Charles and late Princess of Wales, the most charismatic fashion and philanthropic figure, Diana sparked off a notable case of ‘royal fever’ when they visited the U.S. And, now in conjunction with 27th anniversary of Princess Diana’s first ever visit to the United States; the Volo Auto Museum hosts no-reserve online auction on 9th November, offering the heavily armored 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow that carried Princess Diana and Prince Charles to the White House to meet the U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Interestingly, Diana's much vaunted trip to the USA is also remembered for a White House gala dinner hosted by President Reagan and his wife Nancy where the Princess took to the White House dance floor with movie-actor John Travolta, wearing a midnight blue velvet gown and sapphire and diamond choker.
This piece of American and British history is thoroughly documented to be the Britain’s official embassy car, specifically retrofitted for the use of Royal Family and country’s other noted dignitaries.
All-original except for a and elegant, new paint job, this gleaming silver Rolls-Royce with luxurious red leather interior, comes equipped with inches-thick, 600-pound windshield and nearly equally hefty rear window. Further, the bullet-proof side windows are protected against any toxic gas exposure, while the exterior trim comes fitted with special intercoms.
Also, documents shows that over $200,000 was spent on armoring this exquisite car, and it notably took three years. The car is estimated to be worth $2 million.
Notably, in order honor of Princess Diana, a portion of the sale of the car will be donated to CHILDREN with CANCER UK, a children’s charity inaugurated by the late Princess Diana in 1988.
Watch in video the footage showing the statuesque Princess and Prince Charles in the car approaching the White House.
Also, take a look at the one-off royal cars including the custom-made Bentley limousine commissioned by Queen Elizabeth for her state travels and Aston Martin DB6 MKII Volante owned by the British royal family in which the royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton did a tour of London city.
UPDATE: Princess Diana's Rolls-Royce sells for $122,322 in an eBay charity auction.