Maharaja’s tiger-hunting Rolls-Royce brings the firepower to Quail auction

The best armed private vehicle that side of the Middle East.

via Autoblog by Noah Joseph on 7/28/11


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1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom - ex-Maharaja of Kotah

You expect to find all sorts of optional equipment on a Rolls-Royce. It could be pearl-inlayed veneers or a special paint job. But this example is something else entirely.

Crafted for Sahib Bahadur – also known as Umed Singh II, Maharaja of Kotah – this 1925 Rolls-Royce New Phantom was coachbuilt by Barker & Company of London and includes some rather unusual accessories. Namely, a mounted shotgun, rifle stand, Lantaka cannon, a pair of search lights and a machine gun fitted to a matching trailer.

The car was custom built for the Maharaja for the purpose of tiger hunting, and though requested by the Indian Consulate for donation to a museum, is now going up for auction at the hands of Bonhams at the Quail Lodge mid-August, where it’s expected to fetch between $750,000 and $1 milllion.

Though the armaments aren’t depicted, you can check the car out in the high-resolution gallery and the press release after the jump for a closer look.

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