There’s no doubt the cast of Netflix’s “The Crown” is recognized for their phenomenal skill, but there are other stars in this show, too. Throughout the entire series, filmmakers used some stunning vintage cars, many of which are superior examples of cherished vintage luxury vehicles that date back to the mid-1900s and onward. Here’s a look at a handful of the cars in The Crown that we cannot get enough of seeing.
Aston Martin DB6 Volante
Prince Charles was noted for having a DB6 Volante in the 1970s, and the Aston Martin depicted in the series showcases the style and elegance of the vehicle. There’s no doubt this is a manufacturer known for being well-loved by British royalty. On the show, the model features British Racing Green, which is known as England’s national racing colour. The actual Aston Martin owned by King Charles is blue, and he’s said to own it still.
1955 Jaguar XK 140 DHC
One of the most impressive vehicles on the show, often seen with Prince Philip in it, is a 1955 Jaguar XK 140 DHC. It’s undoubtedly a classy vehicle and one that’s hard to find available, especially in this condition. While there’s no specific owner recognized from history, The Crown certainly shows off this vehicle throughout the second season.
Rolls-Royce Phantom III
While Queen Elizabeth isn’t known to have owned one in real life, The Crown makes a luxury statement with the 1950 Rolls Royce Phantom IV. Quite the impressive car and a name often recognized for wealth and power, this beauty makes a statement in the first season.
1954 Daimler Conquest Century Mkl
Another car well recognized throughout history as associated with the Royal family is the Daimler Conquest, which was produced only from 1953 through 1958. Yet, a quick look through history will likely pull up several photos with Royal family members pictured in the backseat. The Crown showcases a 1954 model, which is seen in the second season.
Land Rover Series 3 Station Wagon
Queen Elizabeth was known to drive her own car now and then, preferring not to have someone drive her around. That stems from her training during World War II when she trained as an army mechanic. In The Crown, a Land Rover Series 3 is seen, in its deep green colour, that looks much like a military vehicle. Instead, it’s used in several scenes where the men head off to hunt.
In later seasons, when Margaret Thatcher makes her appearance, it comes along with the impressive beauty of a Rover P5B. She rolls in for her first appearance at Buckingham Palace in the vehicle, which is said to portray what occurred in real life accurately. The vehicle is quite an impressive model with a powerful V8 engine. Thatcher’s real-life vehicle wasn’t brand new but a five-year-old model, which she preferred over the more modern versions.
While it could certainly be seen as the least impressive vehicle of its time on the show, the Austin Mini Metro is a solid portrayal of the vehicle that Lady Diana did drive. At the same time, she worked in a London nursery. It was one of the most photographed vehicles once the paparazzi began filming her life endlessly. Though the colour is a few hues off in The Crown, the same model, with the same sunroof design of the authentic vehicle, is depicted in the show.
Jaguar XJ-SC Convertible
Quite the impressive vehicle, the Jaguar XJ-SC Convertible on The Crown, is the Princess of Wales’s vehicle. She did, in fact, purchase the vehicle in 1987 and was filmed and photographed in it many times.
These classic cars in The Crown are nothing short of impressive. The production team did a fantastic job of finding authentic vehicles, even trying to match features and colours to those that the Royal Family owned in real life. These are just a handful of the vehicles you may see if you tune in to the acclaimed series.