This evocative set of cars spans four generations of the British Royal Family and includes favourite vehicles which the family have driven themselves as well as cars used on state occasions and for official duties. For this reason, they are instantly recognisable too, being associated with specific events in the life of the Royals. The set is presented in an attractive bespoke box and graphics include details of each of the models on the back. Each vehicle is between 5.5 and 6.5cm long and pack size is 22cm*18cm.
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Included in 76SET74 , The Royal Family Set are the following vehicles:
76ETYP014 1968 Jaguar E-Type Roadster – Opalescent Silver Blue.
This elegant classic British Jaguar V12 roadster played a key role on the wedding day of TRH the Duke and Duchess of Sussex when Prince Harry drove his bride from Windsor Castle to Frogmore House for the evening celebrations after the formal celebrations. Glorious in a metallic pale blue with black interior, the car is registered E190518 (the date of the wedding).
76DS004 Daimler DS420 Limousine – Claret and Black.
Perhaps the greatest fan of the DS420 was Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. She even visited the Vanden Plas factory when her first order neared completion to supervise some changes. Between 1970 and her death in 2002, Her Majesty took delivery of no less than five separate DS420s and they were all painted in the royal colour combination of "Black over Royal Claret”. Each had a blue bullet lamp on the roof and were registered NLT1 – or later NLT 2. Our 1:76 scale replica incorporates all these fine details. It was Her Majesty’s wish that after her death her final DS420 from 1992 should be given to the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust (JDHT), which today cares for the limousine (with new registration K123 EYL) at the British Motor Museum at Gaydon in Warwickshire.
76BSL001 Bentley State Limousine – HM the Queen
The Bentley State Limousine is an official state car which Bentley produced in 2002 on the occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s Golden Jubilee the same year. There are only two in existence, both belonging to the Queen and housed in the Royal Mews, making it arguably the rarest car in the world.
The Bentley has a mount on its roof for an illuminated Royal coat-of-arms and the Royal Standard. When the Queen is on board, the Bentley "Flying B" bonnet mascot is replaced by the Queen's personal mascot of Saint George slaying the dragon or a single standing Lion, which is used when Her Majesty is in Scotland. The limousines are equipped with flashing blue lights, two in the grille and two on the front bumper. There is no registration plate on the Bentley State Limousine. And like all the Royal state limousines, the colour scheme is Black over Royal Claret. An interesting detail is that in January 2009, it was announced that both Bentley State Limousines would be converted to run on biofuel.
76RAN006 Range Rover Vogue – Santorini Black.
Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children are often seen in their Ranger Rover Vogue SE, registered OE62 PVO in its distinctive Santorini Black colour scheme with contrasting chromework. The inside is finished in black too, which is useful where there are children around. The five-door luxury SUV with 4-wheel drive is ideal for family use and there’s loads of space in the boot area for dogs, luggage and as well as all the necessities which accompany small children wherever you go.
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76JAG7004 1955 Jaguar MkVIIM – Metallic Royal Claret.
This vehicle also belonged to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother who acquired the saloon in 1955. Once again decorated in Royal Claret but this time given a metallic finish, our MkVII Jaguar is registered 464 HYV. The comfortable interior with its warm beige seating and floor reveals a tooling modification to accommodate automatic transmission steering with no gearstick fitted to the transmission tunnel. Other modifications on the original comprised the single windscreen associated with the MkVIII model whereas the standard MkVII had a split windscreen. Note also the full spats compare with the standard vehicle, just one or two upgrades amongst others which Her Majesty had made after purchase.
76VFE003 1961 Vauxhall PA Cresta Friary Estate – The Queen – Imperial Green.
The Vauxhall Cresta Friary Estate version of the standard Vauxhall Cresta was only built between 1960 and 1962, converted by Friary of Basingstoke in Hampshire. The American influence of the time is clearly seen with the exaggerated tailfins, wrap-around windows and the large extent of chromework to match. The Imperial Green liveried version with a pale blue grey interior is that of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who used it as her personal transport. It is registered MYT 1 and has plenty of space for the Royal Corgis. The car is currently housed at Sandringham.
76RS001 Reliant Scimitar – Princess Anne – Air Force Blue.
British car manufacturer Reliant produced one of the most iconic cars of the 1960s and 1970s, the Scimitar GTE SE5. A complete departure from its predecessors, it comprised a two door shooting brake where speed, performance and looks were the order of the day. Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne must have loved her Air Force Blue version, complete with pale blue grey interior and overdrive! It appears here registered 1420 H.