Before the Aston Martin, there was Kate Middleton's VW Golf
Before her wedding day ride in this vintage Aston Martin, Kate Middleton's ride was a VW Golf.
July 25th, 2011
01:44 PM ET

Before the Aston Martin, there was Kate Middleton's VW Golf

If a commemorative tea set just won't cut it, collectors of royal memorabilia may still have a shot at snagging Kate Middleton's beat-up old Volkswagen Golf.

According to the eBay listing for the car, the bidding for Princess Catherine's pre-royal chariot, which she bought in 2001, got up to £48,100, which comes out to a little more than $78,000.

The bidding ended before getting up to the seller's minimum asking price, which is not disclosed on the page.

According to the seller's description, the car comes with documentation showing that it was passed from Middleton to her brother before the family sold it as part of an exchange with car dealer Al Brazil, the seller's father.

On Yahoo Autos, 2001 Golfs are going for between $5,000 and $8,000.

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  1. RUFFNUTT

    i like that car...

    July 25, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. raven

    Ruffie? You feelin alright ?doesnt seem at all like a car youd like. I had a rabbit a long time ago ,arent they the same ?or close anyway ?

    July 25, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. RUFFNUTT

    it would be good for gas milage... my camaro gets like 10 mpg.. it cost me 5$ to start it up...

    July 25, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Johnny 5

    It's now the royal VW Golf.

    July 25, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. jimmy

    I wonder if she took a dooodie in it? It sure would smell bad. But is would be royal doodie.

    July 25, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ana L

    I'm waiting to bid on the royal used stick of deodorant

    July 25, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. G.W. Bush

    Before the vw golf, there was her bicycle. I bought it and am sniffin' the seat.

    July 25, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. pedro

    I want to smell the royal finger

    July 25, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. GD

    I despair at you all...but I'm LMAO anyway!

    July 25, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Me

    I've got an Aston Martin in my pants but it's not for Kate...

    July 26, 2011 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  11. Ja panese Purvurt

    I buy her undie from vending machine. Smell like feta.. bring much dishonor..

    July 26, 2011 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |