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The erstwhile Maharaja of Kota commissioned a custom built Rolls Royce back in the 1920s to aid his hobby of going tiger-hunting in the jungles. With large wheels and tough tyres, the car was designed to tackle rough terrain. A special short-ratio gearbox helped the Rolls Royce Tiger Car propel its way through slush. Also Read - Drive to Discover S4: The Honda Amaze travels from Visakhapatnam to Kolkata
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The highlight however was the bespoke machinery that the car is fitted with for all the cat-hunting that the Maharaja was fascinated with. This includes a machine gun, swivelling headlights and a lot more. The ‘Tiger Car’ or ‘Torpedo Tourer’ as known to many is up for auction now with London-based auction house, Bonehams. The auction house estimates the value of the Rolls Royce Tiger Car to be in the range of $ 750,000 to $ 1 million (Rs 5 crore approx.).