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“Star of India” 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom II sells for $850,000

Rolls Royce | December 6th, 2010 by 7
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Could a car that sells for $850,000 be considered a bargain? When the car is the one-off 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom II 40/50 HP Continental …

Could a car that sells for $850,000 be considered a bargain?

When the car is the one-off 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom II 40/50 HP Continental All-Weather Convertible, also dubbed Star of India”, the price seems to be more than reasonable. Just a year ago, the car was on sale for an eye-popping $14 million, but after making its way to a number of auctions, the unique RR Phantom was finally purchased at the $850,000 price tag by Mandhatasinh Jadeja, a former prince of Rajkot and an actual grandson of the Maharajah.

The “Star of India” is one of the rarest vehicles in the world, which gained notoriety when the Maharaja of Rajkot had it built with some pretty fancy coachwork made by Thrupp and Maberley and finished with saffron ochre and polished aluminum wings.
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Jadeja brought the “Star of India” Rolls Royce as a present to his father on his 75th birthday, effectively bringing the multi-million dollar Rolls Royce back to the family for the first time since the Maharajah sold it back in 1968.

Sure, we would rather spend that $850,000 on a different car, but when it comes to car collectors things are slightly different.

[Source: JamesList ]

  • Marco B

    Seeing it once belong to their family, getting it back at that price is a bargain!

  • http://www.facebook.com/clintonac Clinton

    Gotta respect him for bringing it back in to the family.

  • bob

    Wouldn’t he have rather had a ’71 Pantera? ;-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1293096462 Ramon Juarez

    uu! nice gift for a man that once had seen the car in his garage!

  • http://www.metronissanmontclair.com/ Nissan Ontario

    That was a very meaningful and sentimental gift for the Prince to buy it for his dad’s birthday. This is a rare example of a gift that is not just expensive but also has a meaning behind it; it’s not just expensive for the sake of being expensive.

  • Tom

    Bringing it back to the family is probably priceless.

  • http://www.hondarebates.net/ Honda Rebate

    What a nice classic car. I find it amazing that the actual sales price was so much lower than the original price. How much has the car sold for in the past?

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