Careful Lady Owner... The Future Queen

Kate Middleton VW Golf on eBay

The Volkswagen Golf used by Kate Middleton and Prince William when they were dating at university is being auctioned on eBay.

The 2001 VW Golf 1.4 was bought by the current owner, Sonny Brazil, after his motor trader father took it in part exchance.  Sonny picked up the car for £1,400 in 2009 and, opportunitistically, has started bidding at £20,000.

The Duchess of Cambridge and future queen — her husband is second in line to the thrown after Prince Charles — owned the car while working at Jigsaw in London and while at university in St Andrews, where she met and started dating William.  After Kate, the car passed to her brother James but current owner Sonny has retained a copy of the log book referencing her ownership.  It’s this which means the hatchback could be worth as much as £30,000, Mr Brazil claims he has been advised by an auction house.

Mr Brazil also discovered a pair of silver cuff links in the Golf but is returning these to the Middleton family.  “These may have personal connections to the Middeleton’s.  It’s where they belong regardless of value” he says on the eBay auction.

A red Austin Metro belonging to William’s mother Diana when she first started dating Prince Charles now sits in the Museum of British Road Transport in Coventry.

The auction is running until next weekend and you can find it on eBay here.


RELATED POSTS

2015 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT prototype shows different exhaust tips
Volkswagen GRC Beetle with 560+ horsepower and all-wheel drive is ready for rallycross action
2015 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Estate spied for the first time
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid spied undisguised
Mercedes AMG GT confirmed with a 503bhp 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8
All-new Land Rover Discovery Sport prototype images give us the best view yet
Track-focused Zenos E10 S revealed with 250bhp, priced from £29,995
Aston Martin unveils Vanquish Carbon Edition Coupe and Convertible
Koenigsegg Regera debuts in Geneva with over 1500hp of hybrid power
62% of car buyers are worried about buying clocked cars
Infiniti reveals ´Prototype 9' at Pebble Beach
All-electric Jaguar I-PACE confirmed with rapid charging, tested in Arctic conditions
Tags: , , , ,