The Range Rover used by Prince William to collect the newborn Prince George from St. Mary’s hospital sold for £80,000 ($104,000 U.S.) in a charity auction.
Proceeds from the sale of the 4×4 will go to Sun Screen IT and Stand Down. Sun Screen IT supplies technology and computer training to the developing world, while Stand Down supports armed forces members and veterans, as well as their families, in the event of psychiatric injury. The Range Rover was expected to raise at least £100,000 ($130,000 U.S.)
The Range Rover Vogue SE has an eight-speed automatic trans and a 4.4-litre diesel engine that produces 334-horses. Creature comforts that come as standard with this sort of luxury SUV include heated rear seats, mood lighting, and a touchscreen that displays navigation information to the driver while simultaneously showing TV programs to the passenger.
In addition to these standard features, the car comes with an electronic folding towbar, a panoramic sunroof and five parking cameras. In addition, the winning bidder now owns a piece of British automotive history.
The online auction concluded at 8pm on Thursday 15 September.