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Billionaire Car Collector Yohan Poonawalla Buys Queen Elizabeth’s Range Rover

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Yohan Poonawalla, an Indian billionaire and renowned car enthusiast, has added a unique piece to his already impressive collection. Poonawalla who is known for his passion for rare and vintage automobiles, recently acquired the 2016 Range Rover SDV8 Autobiography LWB previously owned by the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Billionaire Car Collector Yohan Poonawalla Buys Queen Elizabeth’s Range Rover

Poonawalla was particularly drawn to the car’s unique features which includes its original royal registration number, OU16 XVH and other modifications made specifically for the Queen’s use. These modifications include covert lighting, specially adapted fixed steps, police emergency lighting, and additional grab handles installed for ease of entry and exit.

“Once a car leaves the royal household, the number plate changes,” Poonawalla explained. “What is unique about this car is the fact that it still retains the same registration number That has turned out to be an added bonus.”

Billionaire Car Collector Yohan Poonawalla Buys Queen Elizabeth’s Range Rover

“I will retain all the modifications made to the car,” said Poonawalla. The industrialist said that his decision was spontaneous upon learning about the car’s availability. “I don’t take very long to decide on a car. I spoke to my wife and children and went ahead with it. Special cars like these do not come along very often,” he emphasized. The vehicle also boasts optional extras such as a Shooting Star headliner, RR monograms on the headrests, massage seats, privacy glass, and driver assistance systems.

The Range Rover which has clocked around 18,000 miles, was initially listed for auction with a reserve price exceeding £224,850 (over Rs 2.25 crore). However, Poonawalla opted for a private purchase, preferring not to disclose the final price. He is known to buy a lot of historically important cars through such auctions.

A passionate car collector, Poonawalla has built an impressive collection known as the “Yohan Poonawalla Collection.” This collection boasts an array of prestigious vehicles, including:

Billionaire Car Collector Yohan Poonawalla Buys Queen Elizabeth’s Range Rover

* Ferrari: 488 Pista Spider, F12berlinetta, 812 Superfast
* Bentley: Bentayga, Flying Spur, Continental GT
* Rolls-Royce: Phantom, Wraith, Cullinan
* Others: Land Rover Defender, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, 1927 Rolls-Royce 20 HP Tourer, 1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Drophead Foursome Coupe by James Young

It’s important to note that Poonawalla may own other cars that are not publicly known. The addition of Queen Elizabeth ll’s Range Rover increases the collection’s prestige. Poonawalla’s choice to buy this royal vehicle shows the enduring appeal of such distinctive automobiles and the significance they carry. With its unique features and royal background, the Queen’s Range Rover is bound to hold a special place of honor within Poonawalla’s massive collection of cars.