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Old 09-06-2011, 03:53 PM
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The Maharajah's tiger hunting car

Lot No: 455
The ex-Maharaja of Kotah "Tiger Car"
1925 Rolls-Royce New Phantom Torpedo Sports Tourer
Coachwork by Barker
Chassis no. 23 RC
Engine no. CT 15
Equipped for hunting Bengal tigers and other wild game, this especially opulent and intriguing 1925 Rolls-Royce Torpedo Sports Tourer was originally commissioned by India's Umed Singh II. Also known as Sahib Bahadur, Umed Singh II was the Maharaja of Kotah from 1889 until his death in 1940. An avid big game hunter, the Maharaja enjoyed ample opportunity to engage his passion on the extensive grounds of his family's private estate. Monarchs, world leaders and titans of international industry frequently hunted alongside him, as his guests.

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Old 09-06-2011, 03:57 PM
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An unusual feature of the car is its small safe, made by Chubb. Included in the original specifications, it secured contingency money set aside to compensate families of hunting assistants killed while stalking big game.
Good to know they were thinking ahead!
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:09 PM
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Good to know they were thinking ahead!
Cheney needed one of those!
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:22 PM
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Yeah, he could shoot at his hunting pals with a machine gun instead of his chicken-***** 28 guage.
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Poor guy, shoots one hunting partner and is marked for life!
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Poor guy, shoots one hunting partner and is marked for life!
The hunting partner may have a few permanent marks of his own...

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