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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 20 September 2018

Bid online for Princess Diana’s Audi - and a bunch of other cool cars

The Blenheim Palace auction is open to car collectors across the globe, and includes a Bentley, Jaguar, Porsche, Ferrari in addition to Lady Di's Audi Cabriolet 

Ferrari interior
Ferrari interior

On July 15, classic-car enthusiasts around the world can bid for a collection of vehicles crossing the auction block. All you need is an internet connection.

The Blenhein Place auction is being conducted by Proxibid online auction house for Coys of Kensington, specialists in fine historic automobiles. One of the most important and coveted vehicles up for the bid is a 1994 Audio Cabriolet once owned by Princess Diana. This car was presented to the late Princess of Wales for her personal use by Dovercourt Audi dealer of St Johns Wood. The vehicle comes with a complete history file and also includes photographs of Diana using the car.

Other important vehicles to go under the virtual hammer in this auction include:

Bentley S2 Continential
Bentley S2 Continential

Bentley S2 Continental (1962)

This vehicle has been converted to left-hand drive. Painted in steel grey with rimmed grey leather interiors, this Bentley is offered with a UK V5 registration document and is one of the finest post-war Bentley coupés

Jaguar (1968)
Jaguar (1968)

Jaguar E Type Series Roadster 4.2 (1968)

This original right-hand drive car has been repainted red with a black interior. Restoration work includes Coopercraft front brakes, an uprated suspension and a 123 electronic distributor.

Porsche 911 from 1972
Porsche 911 from 1972

Porsche 911 2.4S (1972)

This vehicle is offered in black-on-black with Recaro sports seats. It has benefitted from a concours standard restoration in 1988 with ₤30,000 (Dh142,000) spent in work.

Ferrari interior
Ferrari interior

Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 (1966)

This left-hand drive vehicle has undergone important restoration and upgrades, including an improved and rebuilt steering column, new exhaust pipes and silencers, a clutch master cylinder, newly fashioned column switch and indicator stalk, interior upholstery, new door panels, and cleaning of leather seats and trim.

“This auction includes a beautiful selection of historic automobiles seldom available for purchase,” said Chris Routledge, chief executive of Coys. “We have partnered with Proxibid to ensure the safest and most trusted way for global collectors who cannot attend the live auction to purchase these rare vehicles.”

For more information about this auction, to view the online catalogue, or to place a bid, visit www.proxibid.com/coys.

*With input from Associated Press

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