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Author Topic: Did the Queen have an Aurelia...?  (Read 2672 times)
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DavidLaver
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« on: 04 March, 2010, 09:57:43 AM »

Following on from Robin's thread in "general chat"...

http://www.lancia.myzen.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2780.0;topicseen

...which linked to this german site...

http://www.lancia-historie.de/vincenzo.html

...the question is did "Elizabeth Windsor" ever own an Aurelia...?

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« Reply #1 on: 04 March, 2010, 10:42:40 AM »

... and if she did, who owns it now ?
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« Reply #2 on: 04 March, 2010, 11:02:45 AM »

I have never heard of any royal Aurelia, but there is a story that an open Flaminia, similar to the Vatican’s papal special, was presented to Buckingham Palace and might still be lurking there gathering dust in the Royal Mews.

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« Reply #3 on: 04 March, 2010, 02:44:44 PM »

I have never heard of any royal Aurelia, but there is a story that an open Flaminia, similar to the Vatican’s papal special, was presented to Buckingham Palace and might still be lurking there gathering dust in the Royal Mews.

Colin

According to the Public Information office at Buckingham Palace, who I just rang and asked if there were any Lancia's in the Royal Mews, after checking with someone in the Mews the answer is NO.

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« Reply #4 on: 04 March, 2010, 06:34:11 PM »

Come on Brian, I wouldn’t believe a word they say – they just not letting on!

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« Reply #5 on: 04 March, 2010, 06:39:52 PM »


I wonder where the website author got that information... 

Maybe it was Barbara Windsor  Undecided

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« Reply #6 on: 05 March, 2010, 01:58:21 AM »

Come on Brian, I wouldn’t believe a word they say – they just not letting on!

Colin


You maybe right, but it was the Palace's information office who I contacted, who in turn rang the Royal Mews, so I got an answer straight from the horses mouth so to speak, rather than wasting time speculating.
Of course if anyones not happy with my answer, please feel free to write to the Crown Equerry at the Royal Mews, and see if he gives a different answer.
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« Reply #7 on: 05 March, 2010, 10:38:55 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: 05 March, 2010, 07:28:49 PM »

I take it that David’s post (above) has been censored by Buckingham Palace. I told you they were trying to be evasive.

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« Reply #9 on: 01 May, 2010, 05:23:25 PM »

Well I never said the Queen had an Aurelia, but I thought she might have had a Flaminia. I have now tracked this down my source of this story to an article in Classic and Sports Car from 2006. If it works, see the attached.

Colin

* C&SC Jun06 FLAMINIAS.pdf (433.93 KB - downloaded 239 times.)
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« Reply #10 on: 02 May, 2010, 06:42:55 PM »


At last!!   A car where chrome wheel arches actually suit it...

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« Reply #11 on: 01 November, 2010, 06:17:31 PM »

I don't know why this hasn't occurred to me before, but David's mention of the chrome arches made me think of the dictators wheels, the Merc 600.  So I checked which came first:

Mercedes 600, according to Wikipedia entry - production began in '63 or '64. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_600

Flaminia 335, Presidenziale or Quirinale, according to Wikipedia again, was commissioned in '60. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancia_Flaminia

Is that far enough ahead for Stuttgart to have been influenced by the Flaminia?

What do you think?

The Mercedes 600 gets written up fairly often, and I've never seen this connection made.
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