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Commissioned by the British Foreign Office, it was used as part of the British Embassy vehicle pool in Washington DC. Princess Diana used it on two occasions. The first was to attend a Royal Gala Evening at the Department of Commerce in Washington DC in 1987. The second, in 1990, was to visit Grandma’s House, a home of HIV-positive children.

The green car was armoured up by S MacNeillie & Son in the UK and included further upgrades such as the insertion of laminated polycarbonate instead of glass, Kevlar and steel plate in the body, two Motorola telephones and an exterior telecom. The windows do not roll down.

It has 60,300 miles on the clock, a working sunroof and is estimated at $45,000-55,000.