A custom built Maharaja's Rolls-Royce is set to become world's most expensive car
The one off bespoke Rolls-Royce was custom built in 1934 for the Maharaja of Rajkot and is now part of the famous Rolls-Royce collector Hans-Gunther Zach's private collection.
The luxury car built named the 'Star of India' is expected to reach £8.5 million pounds at auction in September.
Bids are being invited until September 15th for the car, which has been the jewel in the crown of Zach's Rolls-Royce museum in Muhlheim in Germany.
It's expected that the sum reached for the 1934 Phantom II 40/50 HP Continental "All-Weather Convertible" will eclipse that for the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa that sold in May for £7.2 million.
One of the Rolls' unique features is the extra headlights that track the steering wheel following the road, which is found on such modern cars as Mercs and Beamers.
The entire Rolls-Royce museum owned by Hans-Gunther Zach is being sold off, so the sale of the 'Star' is just part of it. Bids are being accepted on another 24 rare Rolls' and 3 Bentleys.
Other superstars on sale are the 'Aluminium Sculpture' - a 1926 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Phantom I Open Tourer, built for the Maharaja of Nanpara in India with an aluminium chassis and body, and a Phantom II Cabriolet "Hunting Car" built for the India's Maharajah of Rewa. This was designed to hunt India's tigers and has a specially designed gun rack built into the chassis.
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