A RANGE Rover that once belonged to Queen Elizabeth II has sold at auction for a stunning new price.
The value of the classic vehicle with royal heritage rose by a whopping 302 percent in just four months.
The 19-year-old engine, the third generation of its kind built by Land Rover, sold for an incredible price thanks to its royal connection.
Without its prestigious previous owner, a 2004 Range Rover would probably cost £6,000 at most.
The luxury SUV was offered by Iconic Auctioneers at the NEC Classic Motor Show in Birmingham at the weekend and sold for a staggering £132,750.
The engine even exceeded its pre-sale estimate: Iconic Auctioneers predicted it would only fetch up to £60,000 ahead of the Midlands event.
However, it previously only fetched £30,000 as its former owner could not confirm its connection to Her Late Majesty.
The current provider scoured the internet to confirm his royal connection and saw the price skyrocket as a result.
They located video footage of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II behind the wheel of the car, where the license plate was clearly visible.
A clip shows the L322 Range Rover with Her Majesty behind the wheel during a show in 2005.
This proves that the Range Rover was indeed her engine of choice during her stay at Balmoral in Scotland and Windsor Castle.
And the engine has some unusual and unique features that were only offered by the company’s Special Vehicle Operations.
These include a dog gate at the rear and blue lights on the radiator grille, as well as interior handles designed to make it easier for Her Majesty to get into the huge vehicle.
It is painted in Epsom Green color and has a Sand Hide leather interior.
Keen-eyed car enthusiasts may also notice a small hole in the hood where a Labrador mascot was presumably installed.
Although the vehicle is 19 years old and has covered 109,000 miles, it is still said to be in very good condition.
This comes after a classic 1962 Ferrari 330 LM 250 GTO, which has only had one cautious owner for the past 38 years, sold at auction for a record sum.
One of only 34 examples ever made, it has been called the “holy grail” of all collector cars.
Drivers have now realized that there is a “hidden” button in your engine that can protect you on the road.
The button automatically locks the car in just a few seconds, ensuring you stay safe inside.
Elsewhere, drivers were stunned to discover a “hidden” bonus feature on their dashboard that clears mirror fog.