King Charles’ ‘favorite car’ has been unveiled…it’s a favorite of 007 and runs on VERY unusual fuel

KING Charles’ ‘favorite car’ has been unveiled – but it’s an unusual fuel type that might leave you a bit shaken and touched.

The Monarch’s British-made engine of choice was a favorite of James Bond in the hit 007 films.

King Charles''favorite' car has been unveiled - but its unusual fuel type may leave you somewhat shaken and touched

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King Charles’ ‘favorite’ car has been unveiled – but its unusual fuel type may leave you somewhat shaken and touchedPhoto credit: Getty
The car was given to Charles by the Queen for his 21st birthday

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The car was given to Charles by the Queen for his 21st birthdayPhoto credit: Getty

The convertible given to him by the Queen for his 21st birthday has been a source of “real joy” over the years.

Speaking to the BBC last year, the King admitted he was a petrolhead before climate change issues became a major concern for him.

In 2008, for example, the sports car underwent an extraordinary eco-conversion.

The King explained: “I hardly get a chance to drive it now, but that’s running on waste products now.

“Can you believe that, excess English white wine and whey from the cheese process.”

The conversion means his Seychelles Blue 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Volante MkII Cabriolet now runs on a biofuel called bioethanol.

It is mainly a by-product of fermenting sugar – used frying oil can also be used to power your car.

But the eco-friendly conversion isn’t the only quirky modification the King has made to his Aston.

He is also said to have pasted a fake red “eject” button on the dashboard to scare his passengers.

King Charles loaned the car to Prince William for his wedding anniversary in 2011 when he kidnapped Kate Middleton in it.

The Aston Martin DB6 rolled off the British car manufacturer’s factory in September 1965 and was in production until January 1971.

Only 1,788 of the grand tourers were made.

Auction house Sotheby’s recently put a silver version of the King’s engine up for sale with a starting price of £550,000.

The King in his Seychelles Blue 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Volante MkII Cabriolet

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The King in his Seychelles Blue 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Volante MkII CabrioletPhoto credit: Getty
The Aston Martin DB6 rolled off the British car manufacturer's factory in September 1965 and was in production until January 1971

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The Aston Martin DB6 rolled off the British car manufacturer’s factory in September 1965 and was in production until January 1971Photo credit: AFP
The King and Queen consort in their prized car - Auction house Sotheby's recently put a silver version up for sale with a starting price of £550,000

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The King and Queen consort in their prized car – Auction house Sotheby’s recently put a silver version up for sale with a starting price of £550,000Photo credit: Getty – Contributor

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