Rolls Royce that was used as a Tiger Hunting Vehicle for sale by an Indian Maharajah

You would think that these relics of the Mowgli days only existed in the imagination of a certain Mr. Kipling. Apparently thats not so true. We were surprised ourselves when we came across the details of this Rolls which was actually used by the kings of yester-years to hunt tigers in India.

The car was specially designed to be driven in the jungles and has tall tyres that were designed to cross rough terrain and the low-gearing ratio that allowed the huge vehicle to creep through mud and bush. We cant claim to have ever heard of another Rolls that was adapted for this purpose. The car also had powerful brass searchlights that swing side to side and an arsenal of animal killing weaponry.

The Tiger Car as it is being called in Bonhams should get about a million dollars when it sells at auction (August 18th) this year. The vehicle was specially designed for the Maharaja of Kota (now part of India but erstwhile princely state) – his highness, Umed Singh II and even boasted of a machine gun on it.

The Rich Times

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