King Charles personal fully-electric Jaguar up for sale with staggering £70,000 price tag

King Charles personal fully-electric Jaguar up for sale with staggering £70,000 price tag

King Charles’ personal Jaguar electric car is set to be sold at auction with an estimated price tag of £70,000.

His Majesty purchased the Jaguar I-Pace in 2018 making it the first fully electric car to be owned by a member of the Royal Family.

The then Prince of Wales took delivery of the car in September 2018 after splashing out £60,000 on the new car.

A fast charger to top-up the car was even installed at his London residence, Clarence House, shortly after the car arrived.

Historics Auctioneers Mathew Priddy, revealed the car would have enduring collector value as a result of its history.

He explained: “We are thrilled to bring this royal icon to auction. It’s an unrepeatable piece of electric motoring history.

“With the Jaguar I-Pace being discontinued ahead of Jaguar’s re-launch in 2025, this will remain surely the most significant example, which will be reflected in its increasing value.”

This particular example is one of the extremely high-specification EV400 HSE models.

Jaguar painted the I–Pace in the stunning ‘Loire Blue’ at the personal request of the King.

It is the only vehicle in the range to be painted in this colour while the ‘Light Oyster Windsor’ design is fitted inside.

The sovereign has driven the vehicle himself accompanied by Queen Camilla and other members of the Royal Family.

King Charles eventually returned the car to Jaguar in December 2020 after travelling around 3,000 miles.

The model was then offered for sale through its appointed dealer, Jaguar North Oxford.

Current owner Karen French of Bampton, Oxfordshire admitted she was unaware of the car’s rich history until after securing the model.

She commented: “This I-Pace was exactly what I was looking for and pretty much on my doorstep.

“It was only when I agreed to buy it that I discovered its extraordinary history – I was absolutely thrilled. Having driven it over 30,000 miles, I decided in the New Year that it was time for a change.”

Historics feel the car will likely be sold for anywhere between £55,000 and £70.,000 when it hits the hammer early next month.

The vehicle will be available at an open-to-public auction of 180 collector cars at Ascot Racecourse on March 2, 2024.

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