Maharaja's Rolls under the hammer
Published 25/07/2011 | 11:50
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.