A Rolls-Royce with a bespoke numberplate and a plethora of custom bells and whistles is coming to auction later this month. The burgundy ‘Silver Wraith II‘ model was made for the Queen’s sister Princess Margaret – who owned the vehicle from 1980 until her death in 2002, with its last known journey thought to be conveying members of the royal family to her funeral.
When Margaret was ordering the car, she used the pseudonym ‘Mr Edgar’ to protect her identity. As befits a Princess, there are some stylish modifications, right down to her fabric choices; green cloth upholstery throughout with a contrasting black Nuella leather, low-mounted seats so to prevent HRH’s legs from swinging, as well as enlarged vanity mirrors so that she could check her appearance, and of course a switch in the glovebox for the roof-mounted police escort light.
The car is being sold by H&H Classics and has an estimate of £50,000 – £60,000, which is relatively low for a Rolls Royce with a glittering history.