Back in the 1990’s, Princess Diana was one of the most beloved people on the planet. Tragically, she died in 1997 during a fatal car crash. However, during her life, Princess Diana was almost universally loved. So a car that she actually owned and drove her children around in is something that’s worth quite a considerable sum of money, even if it’s a pretty average car. Which makes her 1994 Audi Cabriolet, at £62,000, a steal.
After her divorce from Prince William, she was gifted the ’94 Audi Cabriolet from a dealership in North London. It was seen as a bit controversial at the time, as many people felt that British royalty should drive a car made in Great Britain, not Germany. However, Princess Diana loved her Audi Cabriolet and put 4,000 miles on it (a pretty hefty number in London), often driving around her children in it.
Oh, and by the way, those aforementioned children happen to be Prince Charles and Prince Harry. There are photographs of Diana driving young Charles and Harry around in the green Audi, which makes it quite the unique piece of history. And will drive the value of the car up considerably, especially right now, given the fact that the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is happening on May 19, ironically the same date as the auction for this car. That’s just really fortunate timing, though, as the sale date for this car was announced months before the royal wedding date was.
Princess Diana’s specific car was a 1994 Audi Cabriolet 2.3E, which meant it had a 2.3 liter five-cylinder engine, an automatic gearbox and was front-wheel drive. It was also green with cream interior, a very typically British color scheme. After she put her 4,000 miles on it, Princess Diana sold it to British political broadcaster Iain Dale. Dale has had it since and is the one selling it with only 22,000 miles on it and it looks absolutely pristine.
Whoever buys Princess Diana’s Audi Cabriolet is getting a great piece of history and can drive around in the very car that one of the most beloved people of the twentieth century drove and owned.