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1925 Rolls Royce Maharaja Goes Up for Auction
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1925 Rolls Royce Maharaja Goes Up for Auction

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Barrett-Jackson will feature this stunning 1925 Rolls Royce Phantom I in its Las Vegas auction which will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino September 26th through the 28th.

The Maharaja of Kota, Umed Singh II, contracted with Barker and Co. Ltd of London – Rolls Royce preferred coach builder of that era – to outfit the New Phantom chassis with Torpedo Phaeton coachwork as a hunting vehicle on his private estate. This car featured many specialized options including searchlights for spotting game, two lockable vertical racks for hunting rifles, a Chubb safe and a Lantaka elephant cannon mounted to the rear bumper.

Dubbed the “Tiger Car,” it was used to transport the Maharaja and his guests to the estate’s tiger hunting grounds. It came equipped with the New Phantom’s standard OHV eight-liter straight six-cylinder engine, a low ratio four-speed transmission and extra tall tires that allowed it to pass through the jungle terrain in Rajasthan.

The Maharaja Rolls Royce has received multiple first-place Concours awards, including the Rolls Royce of Canada Award at the 1991 Rolls Royce National Meet. In 1992 it received a second in class award at Pebble Beach. More than a show car, the Maharaja Rolls has also been toured in numerous events.

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For more information about the car and the auction visit the Barrett-Jackson website at barrett-jackson.com/lasvegas



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