Queen Elizabeth II, known as a car enthusiast, honored by Jaguar Land Rover

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Queen Elizabeth was known for many things that showed her identity. Her hats, her handbags, her horses and her love for cars – among other things.

Before becoming queen, the British monarch was a truck driver in the Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II, and was known in healthier times to get behind the wheel of her Land Rover SUVs and go for a spin on one of the royal properties.

The British automaker saluted the queen in a tweet on Thursday saying, “The passing of Her Majesty The Queen has left everybody at Jaguar Land Rover deeply saddened, and our thoughts and condolences are with the Royal Family at this time.”

Queen Elizabeth in a photo illustration with a Land Rover Defender

Land Rover donated a Defender 130 to Queen Elizabeth for her Platinum Jubilee. (Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images and Land Rover / Getty Images)

Land Rover marked the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June by gifting her a new vehicle, but it wasn’t for her to drive.

LAND ROVER GIFTING QUEEN ELIZABETH A CUSTOM SUV FOR HER PLATINUM JUBILEE

The British automaker donated one of its Defender 130 SUV’s to the queen for her to give to the British Red Cross, of which she was a patron.

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At the 2021 funeral of the queen’s husband Prince Phillip, his coffin was taken to St. George’s Chapel on a Land Rover that he helped design.

A A green Land Rover designed by Prince Philip

Prince Philip reportedly spent 18 years working on the design of his Land Rover Defender-based hearse. (Steve Parsons – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Land Rover has a long relationship with the House of Windsor and is the holder of a Royal Warrant, which allows it to advertise as a supplier of goods to the family.

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The queen was known to be quite a car enthusiast. Her majesty’s impressive collection of state and personal vehicles reportedly includes several Rolls Royce Phantoms, a Bentley State Limousine, a Land Rover Series I (1953), a Land Rover Defender (2002) and a Land Rover Range Rover Hybrid Landaulet –  among many other classics.

FOX News’ Gary Gastelu contributed to this report.

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