Wednesday 28 June 2017

Maharaja's Rolls under the hammer

A Rolls-Royce custom built for a tiger-hunting Indian maharaja is expected to sell for more than 600,000 pounds
A Rolls-Royce custom built for a tiger-hunting Indian maharaja is expected to sell for more than 600,000 pounds

A Rolls-Royce custom built for a tiger-hunting Indian maharaja is expected to sell for more than £600,000 at auction next month.

The 1925 New Phantom was fitted with a safe, a mounted double-barrelled shotgun, searchlights and a machine gun on a trailer.

The car was made for Umed Singh II, Maharaja of Kota, by craftsmen in Derby and London.

It was fitted with a six-cylinder engine which allowed it to be driven through the jungles of Rajasthan.

It is expected to sell for around one million US dollars (£619,000) when it is auctioned by Bonhams during a two-day sale in Carmel, California, on August 18 and 19.

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