The Cars of Queen Elizabeth II
1. 1972 Citroën SM Presidentielle
The Citroën SM is a high-performance coupé produced by the French manufacturer Citroën from 1970 to 1975. The SM placed third in the 1971 European Car of the Year contest, trailing its stablemate Citroën GS, and won the 1972 Motor Trend Car of the Year award in the U.S.
The Super Snipe was introduced in October 1938, derived by combining the four-litre inline six-cylinder engine from the larger Humber Pullman with the chassis and body of the Humber Snipe, normally powered by a three-litre engine. The result was a car of enhanced performance and a top speed of 79 mph fast for its day.Its design was contributed to by American engine genius Delmar "Barney" Roos who left a successful career at Studebaker to join Rootes in 1936.
3.1948 Daimler DE36
4.1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V
5.1951 Lincoln Cosmopolitan
6.1970 Daimler Vanden Plas DS420
King Edward VII's Town Coach is a carriage of the Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace. Not being a State Coach, it is much plainer than some of the other carriages kept at the Mews.
Formerly there were several similar Town Coaches in use, each with maroon-painted bodywork and a dark blue hammercloth. All were disposed of during the Second World War, with the exception of this one (named after Edward VII) which was put into storage. In 1964 it was restored, and at the same time four glass windows were added.
8.Bentley State Limousine
9.1958 Land Rover 88” State II
On display at the British Motor Museum, this is one of many Land Rovers the Queen has used since the early 1950s.
10.1929 Daimler Double-Six 30HP Brougham