Queen Elizabeth II, known as huge car enthusiast, honored by Jaguar Land Rover
The British automaker Jaguar Land Rover tweeted condolences on Thursday saying the company was deeply saddened by the passing of the queen.
Before becoming queen, the British monarch was a truck driver in the Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II, and was known in healthier times to get behind the wheel of her Land Rover SUVs and go for a spin on one of the royal properties.
The British automaker saluted the queen in a tweet on Thursday saying, “The passing of Her Majesty The Queen has left everybody at Jaguar Land Rover deeply saddened, and our thoughts and condolences are with the Royal Family at this time.”
Land Rover donated a Defender 130 to Queen Elizabeth for her Platinum Jubilee. (Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images and Land Rover / Getty Images)
Land Rover marked the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June by gifting her a new vehicle, but it wasn’t for her to drive.
The British automaker donated one of its Defender 130 SUV’s to the queen for her to give to the British Red Cross, of which she was a patron.
The queen was known to be quite a car enthusiast. Her majesty’s impressive collection of state and personal vehicles reportedly includes several Rolls Royce Phantoms, a Bentley State Limousine, a Land Rover Series I (1953), a Land Rover Defender (2002) and a Land Rover Range Rover Hybrid Landaulet – among many other classics.
Via FOX News’ Gary Gastelu