28 Jul '11, 9pm

Maharaja”s ”Tiger-Car” Rolls-Royce on auction: One of the world’s most unique Rolls-Royce adaptations is set to

Maharaja”s ”Tiger-Car” Rolls-Royce on auction: One of the world’s most unique Rolls-Royce adaptations is set to

One of the world’s most unique Rolls-Royce adaptations is set to go under the hammer next month, with the sale of a model equipped specifically for tiger hunting. The 1925 Rolls-Royce New Phantom was originally commissioned by Umed Singh II of India, the Maharaja of Kotah, for use while tiger hunting. This led to some additions such as a mounted Howdah double-barrel shotgun, a rifle stand in the passenger compartments and a mountable Lantaka cannon. The model also boasts a hissing snake horn and a hidden safe, while for night-time hunting, Rolls-Royce added two powerful searchlights and a separate machine gun mounted on a matching trailer. The massive 8.0-litre six cylinder engine is set to a low-gearing ratio, allowing it to move through the jungles of Rajasthan. Tiger hunting is, of course, no longer an option for would-be owners of this beast, as the wild tiger is now o...

Full article: http://www.luxuo.com/auctions/maharaja-tiger-car-rolls-ro...

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