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.
Please contact the department regarding post-sale arrangements for this lot.