Rolls Royce Phantom II 40/50HP 1934 Maharaja of Rajkot: "Star of India"
The one-off 1934 Phantom II 40/50 HP Continental 'All-Weather Convertible' custom made for the Maharaja of Rajkot with coachwork by Thrupp and Maberley finished in saffron ochre with polished aluminum wings. The Rolls-Royce Phantom II was the third and last of Rolls-Royce's 40/50 hp models, replacing the New Phantom in 1929. Thrupp & Maberly was a London-based British body shop that closed in 1967.
This very special luxury-car has seven-seater coachwork body and sports some unique touches to its paintwork. The bonnet and wings are made of polished aluminium and the rest of the body is of a saffron ochre finish, a shade that is considered a symbol of purity in India. The interior of the car is also made entirely in ochre, and the dashboard is marbled with saffron paste. Another unique feature is that the two fog lights follow the movement of the steering wheel.