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Description: This magnificent vehicle was the personal property of HM Queen Mary, the Queen’s Grandmother, from 1935 until her death in 1953. The Queen Mary Royal Daimler has dark green livery, lined out in a paler green as specified by Queen Mary. Only two were made of this car, the first was for King George V's personal use and the second for his wife, Queen Mary. The Royal choice of transport for over 50 years, the Daimler was instantly recognizable.
With Hooper coachwork, this type is referred to as a Brougham and was painted in Royal colours with heraldic decoration. Inside, the rear compartment was leather trimmed, the interior woodwork was dark polished mahogany and the fittings were of silver and white ivory. The Royal 'Identification' lamp was fitted on the canopy. The Oxford Diecast replica includes considerable detail. The Interior features a dashboard with black instrument panel and white dials, gear stick, handbrake and steering wheel. The seating and side panels replicate the 'studded leather' of the original, there is 'carpet' on the floor and even the interior door handles have a chrome finish. The crowning glory has to be the mascot on the bonnet depicting Britannia sitting on the Globe . The Royal Standard features above the front windscreen. After the Royal service, the Brougham was returned to the Daimler factory.
It was acquired by the National Motor Museum in the mid-1950s, and was then placed on loan to the owners of the liner ‘Queen Mary’, which by then, was a floating hotel in Long beach, California. The car was exhibited for over ten years on the deck of this once great liner, yet during this time suffered from the sun, rain, and in particular, the damp salty air.
Brand Info: Established in 1993, Oxford Diecast is a British Company that specializes in high-quality die-cast metal vehicles.
Produced in various scales, the firm's models are marketed as collector items, gifts, and promotional products.
Item created by: gdm on 2018-06-16 09:32:06. Last edited by gdm on 2018-06-16 09:41:53
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