Prince Philip of Edinburgh showed throughout his life his passion for vehicles. Throughout his life he was able to see the evolution and transformation of the automotive industry.
Philip was passionate about automobiles. There are many images of him in all kinds of vehicles, he was a lover of British brands.
What kind of car does Prince Philip drive?
The beloved husband of Queen Elizabeth II, owned an impressive personal collection of rare and vintage cars, but he has also been behind the wheel of the most varied vehicles, from school coaches, double-decker buses, tanks, bicycles, sports cars and more.
What was Prince Philip’s favorite vehicle?
His most unique and possibly his favorite vehicle is the Ogle Triplex Scimitar GTS with the license plate 66 Ogle.
This novel car of avant-garde design you may or may not like its design. But it was certainly a revolutionary concept in 1965. Based on a three-door Scimitar GT body, coachbuilder Ogle modified it to build a prototype commissioned by the Triplex Glass company to test the feasibility of using its laminated glass in the rear of the vehicle.
The car was a family car because the rear has a heat-absorbing glass roof with round, curved side windows. The front and rear windows already included laminated heating.
The car was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1965 but its notoriety was given by Prince Philip of Edinburgh when he acquired it, owning it for two years until 1967 when he gave it to the National Motor Museum of Beaulieu in the United Kingdom.
The car is today owned by the family of one of its designers, the former Ogle, Carl Olson.