Auction Watch : The late Queen’s Jaguar X-Type goes up for auction

Queen's Jaguar X-Type

Well known within enthusiast circles, this 2009 Jaguar X-Type Estate, as driven by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, is going to auction. It’s being offered without reserve at Historics’ 26 November sale at Brooklands.

This fantastic piece of Royal history is presented in Emerald Fire with Barley leather interior and with the first owner confirmed as HM Queen Elizabeth II. This is backed up by its original booklet stating its registration as PYN IF which was also used on previous Royal cars.

The Queen was seen in the car as recently as March 2022 being driven in the car, but she was also fond of driving the car herself when her beloved Land Rover Defender wasn’t available.

The X-Type looks the part, and comes with a sunroof, automatic transmission, electric windows, climate control, a good service history, Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate and has been well maintained.

The car came with two fuel options and the biggest engine was petrol, a 3.0-litre V6 engine, which Her Majesty specified. We approve.

The Queen's Jaguar X-Type

The Royal Family might have a long history with Bentley state limousines, but they love Jaguars as well. In the pictures, one can see HM Queen Elizabeth driving this very car with Her Majesty wearing sunglasses and a headscarf, leaving Windsor Castle behind her and at the wheel, driving up the Long Walk.

From 2004 to 2009, the X-Type Estate wasn’t among the most desirable models the brand ever built but it appears that was one of Queen Elizabeth II’s go-to vehicles. This surely is a car for the serious collector or Royalist and we’ll be very keen to see what it goes for.

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The Queen's Jaguar X-Type

Keith Adams


  1. Looks rather regal, doesn’t it; and clearly well cared for. I once came across a black Xtype estate which had been registered to some military stables rather close to Buckingham Palace; so this wan’t the only X in royal circles.

  2. A wonderful looking car inside and out. Despite any criticism of the X Type, I still think they look appealing. The colour scheme looks great and the 3.0 V6 would be my choice too. There will definitely be plenty of interest in this car.

  3. The historics website is also worth a look. More nice photos of this car. I notice the service book says the car was often serviced by Stratstone, Newcastle on Tyne… quite far from its home patch? It will be a good purchase for some buyer.

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