Pimp my Ride: 1925 Edition

I’m not what you’d call a “car guy,” but I’m pretty sure that the best question any auto collector has ever been asked is “Would you be interested in buying a Rolls-Royce . . . and a machine gun?”

This curious monstrosity is a custom-built 1925 Rolls-Royce Torpedo Tourer, constructed at the behest of Umed Singh II, Maharajah of Kotah. It seems the Maharajah was a bit of an outdoorsman, and, hailing from a less-refined time when no one thought twice about a man blasting tigers and elephants with automatic weapons, wanted to enjoy nature’s bounty in true style. That is, from the plush seat of his luxury car/mobile death fortress.

The car bristled with every caliber of firearm known to man, including an anti-pachyderm cannon and a machine gun mounted on carriage behind the vehicle. It’s unclear how successful Singh was in his wheeled hunting endeavors, but sitting in that thing, who was going to ask?


More details about the car and it’s recent sale can be found at AutoWeek.

As an aside, how cool of a Transformer would this make?


Privateer, grenadier, raconteur. In the midwestiest place on earth.

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