Silver Ford car
The 1981 silver Ford (registration WEV 297W) was an engagement gift to Diana from the Prince of Wales, two months before their wedding in 1981.

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The 1981 silver Ford (registration WEV 297W) was an engagement gift to Diana from the Prince of Wales, two months before their wedding in 1981. It was used by the princess until August 1982.

Frog mascot

The frog mascot on the bonnet.

The car has a frog mascot on the bonnet, a copy of a gift from Diana’s sister, Lady Sarah Spencer, to remind her of the fairytale of a girl whose kiss turns a frog into a prince.

Estimated at £30,000-40,000, the car was hammered down at £47,000 (plus 12% buyer’s premium) at Reeman Dansie’s royalty themed sale in Colchester on June 29.