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    Sale 14139

    Out of the Ordinary

    14 September 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 547

    MARGARET HILDA THATCHER, BARONESS THATCHER, LG, OM, PC, FRS, FRIC (1925-2013)
    A JAGUAR XJ8 ARMOURED SALOON

    MY 2006, VIN: SAJAC91P76SH11143, RIGHT HAND DRIVE, LONG WHEEL BASE

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    MARGARET HILDA THATCHER, BARONESS THATCHER, LG, OM, PC, FRS, FRIC (1925-2013)
    A JAGUAR XJ8 ARMOURED SALOON
    MY 2006, VIN: SAJAC91P76SH11143, RIGHT HAND DRIVE, LONG WHEEL BASE
    Ivory leather/charcoal trim, multimedia system including audio system, DVD player with video display screens in the rear of each front head rest, in-car telephone, 4196cc V8 petrol engine, 6 speed automatic transmission, liquid silver exterior, and armoured enhancement including titanium roof, ballistic steel armouring, under-floor Kevlar protection, bullet-resistant borosilicate glazing, tyres with run flat capability and six-piston Alcon mono-block brake callipers to the front and four-piston Alcon mono-block brake callipers to the rear, high-performance friction material brake pads, ventilated brake discs, passive suspension using specially strengthened and tuned Bilstein B46 dampers and bespoke ultra-high strength silicon alloy Eibach springs; together with a certificate of authenticity signed by the Secretary of State, Patrick McLoughlin and a Jaguar XJ Armoured brochure and user manuals
    Kerb weight: 2780 kg
    Gross vehicle weight: 3200 kg


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    This Jaguar saloon is the last official car allocated to the late Baroness Thatcher by The Government Car Service (a division of the Department for Transport). There were other official cars used during her time in office both as Prime Minister and as an ex-Prime Minister but this is the only official car used by her that can be substantiated. This car was loaned to David Cameron during the 2010 General Election and was used by him en route to Downing street after his first meeting with the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

    The vehicle is not sold as a means of transport and no promise is made that the vehicle is of satisfactory quality, fit for purpose or roadworthy. Christie’s makes no representation as to the accuracy of “mileage” or odometer readings. If the successful buyer subsequently decides to use the vehicle as a means of transport, he/she is responsible for all tests and repairs and any other legally required formalities that are necessary to convert this vehicle from a collector’s item to a roadworthy vehicle.

    Interested buyers are advised to contact Christie’s staff to obtain the Condition Report for this lot. While any description of the vehicle or its condition is given honestly and with appropriate care, Christie’s staff are not vehicle specialists and it is the responsibility of the buyer to carry out such inspection as the buyer thinks necessary before bidding. Please contact Christie’s staff to arrange an appointment to visually inspect the car.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Note on collection
    The car will be kept at Christie’s South Kensington saleroom until 30 September 2016.
    Upon payment the successful buyer will be provided with the 11 digit reference number on the V5 document and will be required to contact the DVLA to register as the new keeper.
    Once proof of this has been provided to us the car can then be removed from the site. This must be collected on a trailer. Insurance and tax will then need to be organised separately.