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?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcml4EgOuPg

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?

CarlosTheDwarf

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