Special Rolls-Royce auction

19 November 2012
Rolls-Royce used for Princess Diana’s first official visit to the U.S was auctioned to raise money for Children with Cancer UK

The Rolls-Royce used for Princess Diana’s first official visit to the U.S has been auctioned on eBay. We were lucky enough to be selected to benefit from the sale.

The Volo Auto Museum, Chicago, auctioned the heavily armoured Rolls-Royce that carried Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince Charles during the Princess’ first-ever visit to the U.S. in November 1985. It was part of an on-line, no-reserve auction that took place from 9th - 16th November on the U.S version of eBay.

Princess Diana

Official Rolls-Royce for Princess Diana's US visit in 1985Our Chief Executive, Caroline Blakely, said  "We are delighted to be benefiting from the sale of the Rolls-Royce. Diana, Princess of Wales, was an integral part of how this charity began almost 25 years ago. Since then we have raised over £150 million for research into the causes, prevention and treatment of childhood cancer. 

Without continued support from companies like Volo Auto Museum, we would not be able to continue our work to save young lives."

Diana, Princess of Wales, was deeply moved by the double tragedy that began our charity and personally helped to start this charity. She inaugurated our charity in 1988 and and continued to support us until her untimely death.

The bulletproof Rolls-Royce Sliver Shadow finally went for $122,322.00. Our thanks to the Volo Auto Museum for their donation of $1,834.83 from the final sale price.

Read more: How we began

(November 2012)

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