In the past couple of months, we here at egmCarTech have been providing some coverage for several of the unique cars that will be put up for auction at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance car show and auction. This one however, may take the cake as the most interesting.
A custom-built 1925 Rolls-Royce New Phantom that was designed to hunt Bengal tigers will be auctioned off during the show on August 18-19th.
Known amongst the collectors as the ex-Maharaja of Kotah’s “Tiger Car,” the antique Rolls-Royce comes with a hand-cranked machine gun that’s mounted on a separate trailer. The trailer can then be hooked up and hauled by the old Rolls.
Also included is a nickel-plated horn that’s shaped like a snake to add some flair, while a secondary rifle stand to house an elephant gun is also mounted on the rear. Other firearms include a “Howdah” gun, which is a special large-caliber short-range firearm that is said to be used “for repelling beasts bent on attacking the car’s occupants.”
The 1925 Rolls-Royce New Phantom is powered by a classic 8.0L straight-six that’s mated to a four-speed manual transmission.
– By: Chris Chin