Princess Diana’s Ford Escort sells for $857,000
Princess Diana’s 1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo Series sold at US auction for $857,712. Auction house Silverstone Auctions does not disclose the name of the buyer. We only know that he is from the UK.
The black Ford hatchback was one of Princess Diana’s favorite cars. She was often photographed driving the RS Turbo Series 1 in Chelsea and Kensington.
The car was considered a modest economy model. The combination of price and performance made it popular with middle-class drivers who wanted to drive a sporty hatchback.
It was sold from 1968 to 2000. Several times Ford Escort became the most popular car in the UK.
The royals usually chose Rolls-Royce, Range Rover, Bentley, Aston Martin or Jaguar for their cars. Princess Diana in this case is a rare exception, she almost always chose rather modest Ford cars.