Goodwood Celebrates Queen's Diamond Jubilee with Exclusive Royal Cars Display
A Rolls-Royce state car is seen at the Royal Mews in London March 21, 2011. Cars such as this will be part of the exclusive collection to be displayed. Reuters

To celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee year, the Goodwood Festival of Speed will display an extraordinary collection of royal cars personally owned or used by the queen.

Starting 28 June to 1 July, 2012, Goodwood along with Cartier will showcase exclusive cars at the 2012 Cartier Style et Luxe vehicle concours d'elegance. This is the first time that all these vehicles will be seen together as a collection in public.

Most of the vehicles will be from the personal collections of the queen including Sandringham and the Royal Mews. Some others will be sourced from overseas governments and private collections, and all will have a genuine use and connection with the queen.

The display will be classified into six sectors including Limousines, official overseas state visit travel, working cars and personal family cars.

These include Queen Elizabeth's 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V and 1929 Daimler Double Six 30hp Brougham. Apart from this, cars used by the queen during state visits will also be displayed including the striking Chapron-bodied Citroen SM Decapotable used for the queen's state visit to France in 1972.

Two unusual vehicle classes will include a 1920s Royal Midland carriage from the Royal Train, plus a 1950s De Havilland Chipmunk aircraft. A 1928 Citroen C4 presented to the queen, plus an Austin J40 pedal car and 1966 Aston Martin DB5 007-replica toy car will be included in a class of Royal Household Toy Cars.