Want to own a piece of royal history? Buy a Volvo...
Saturday 26 June 2010
Volvo vehicles that played a significant role in the wedding between Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling are to go on sale in Sweden.
Volvo was the official car for the much-anticipated wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel on June 19, which drew huge crowds in Stockholm and made headlines around the world.
The automaker provided some 85 "ice white" S80 and V70 DRIVe vehicles, which transported the wedding guests to and from their hotels and between various activities during the three-day extravaganza.
Consumers will soon be able to buy the vehicles secondhand, giving the 85 owners a rare chance to own a piece of Swedish royal history.
The vehicles meet strict emissions standards set by Sweden's Royal Court, averaging 120 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer.
They were specially designed and approved by the royal couple themselves for the occasion, with the wedding insignia on the sides and tread plates.
In the leather interior, each headrest bears the wedding insignia again along with a serial number.
A Volvo spokesperson told Relaxnews that the cars have been phenomenally popular with dealers and customers, with most of them sold already.
Second-hand S80s start at 329,000 SEK (€34,588) and V70s at 339,000 SEK (€35,639), although dealers will be free to set their own prices for customers.
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