Goodwood Festival of Speed is held annually in the grounds of Goodwood House in Sussex. Around 100,000 people visit each day to see the famous hill climb as well as a host of eye-catching cars.
As well as motor racing vehicles, other notable cars are also displayed and this year visitors could expect to see the Queen’s Rolls Royce Phantom. The car in question is a Phantom IV, the most exclusive model ever built. Between 1950 and 1956, just 18 cars were made and all of them were built for royalty or heads of state.
The Queen opts to travel in an armoured Bentley these days, but the Phantom IV still gets used for some special occasions. Its last appearance was at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, when it transported the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
The car’s appearance at Goodwood is part of the jubilee celebrations. It will feature at the Cartier Style et Luxe concours d’élégance (as will a number of other royal vehicles) and also in a special jubilee parade. A 1926 Rolls Royce used by the Duke of Edinburgh in India in 1965 will also feature.