Transporting the Queen Mother’s Iconic 1970 Daimler Vanden Plas DS 420 up for auction

At DeliverMyMotor, we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of care and professionalism when it comes to transporting vehicles. Recently, we had the incredible honor of transporting a piece of British automotive history – the 1970 Daimler Vanden Plas DS 420 limousine that once belonged to the Queen Mother, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. In this blog post, we’ll take you through the fascinating history of this remarkable car and share how DeliverMyMotor ensured its safe transportation.

This prestigious limousine has recently been listed for auction by Morris Leslie Auctions in Perth, bearing the Chassis number 1M1559. It is worth noting that vehicles like these typically had unique plates, such as NLT1 and NLT2, which were later removed.

The listed guide price for this extraordinary piece of automotive history is between £9,000 and £10,000. However, given its royal provenance and exclusivity, we anticipate that the final bid will far exceed this initial estimate.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of royal automotive history, brought to you exclusively by DeliverMyMotor.

The Queen Mother’s Royal Ride

The 1970 Daimler Vanden Plas DS 420 was an iconic symbol of British automotive excellence and the epitome of luxury during its time. Custom-built for the Queen Mother, this particular limousine featured a unique dark blue and claret color scheme, the Royal crest, and various other official insignias. The interior was just as opulent, with fine leather, wood veneer, and plush carpets to ensure a comfortable and elegant ride for the Queen Mother.

How DeliverMyMotor Treated Royalty

Transporting such a valuable and historically significant vehicle required the utmost care and attention. At DeliverMyMotor, we understand the importance of preserving the integrity of each vehicle we transport, and we treated the Queen Mother’s limousine with the respect it deserves.

Customized Transport Solution: Knowing the dimensions and specifications of the DS 420, we carefully selected the most suitable transport option from our fleet to ensure a safe and secure journey for the limousine.

Expert Handling: Our team of highly-trained professionals meticulously prepared the vehicle for transportation, ensuring it was securely fastened and protected from potential damage during transit.

Real-time Tracking and Communication: Throughout the journey, our team provided real-time updates and GPS tracking to keep the client informed of the vehicle’s whereabouts and ETA.

White Glove Delivery: Upon arrival at its destination, we made sure to conduct a thorough inspection of the limousine and carefully unload it, ensuring it was in pristine condition before handing it over ready to go on auction in Scotland.

Why Choose DeliverMyMotor?

This experience with the Queen Mother’s 1970 Daimler Vanden Plas DS 420 limousine demonstrates the dedication, expertise, and professionalism you can expect from DeliverMyMotor. Whether you need to transport a classic car, luxury vehicle, or any other type of motor, we provide a seamless and secure transportation solution tailored to your needs.

At DeliverMyMotor, we treat every vehicle as if it were our own. Our team of experts works diligently to ensure the safe and timely delivery of your motor, so you can enjoy peace of mind throughout the process. Contact us today to learn more about our services and to request a quote for your next vehicle transport.


The transportation of the Queen Mother’s 1970 Daimler Vanden Plas DS 420 limousine was not only an immense honor but also a testament to the caliber of service we offer at DeliverMyMotor. Entrust us with your vehicle transport needs, and let us provide you with a royal experience that is second to none.

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