A unique Rolls Royce New Phantom which was custom-built in 1925 to hunt Bengal tigers will be auctioned on August 18 – 19th at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance car show.
According to egmcartech.com, this custom Rolls New Phantom is known amongst collectors as the ex-Maharaja of Kotah’s “Tiger Car” and comes with a hand-cranked machine gun which is mounted on a separate trailer that can be hooked up on the vehicle.
The “jewel” was a real “hound” back in 1925 and besides a nickel-plated horn shaped to look like a snake, a secondary rifle stand which houses an elephant gun was also mounted on the rear. The antique version of the Batmobile was also fitted with a large-caliber short-range firearm which was used “for repelling beasts bent on attacking the car’s occupants”.
Power of the 1925 Rolls New Phantom comes from a 8.0 liter straight-six cylinder engine, connected to a four-speed manual transmission and its price at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance could hit the six-figure zone.