Rajkot Royals orange colored vintage Rolls Royce at 2012 Pebble Beach
At the recently concluded 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, US, there were some of the rarest and most desirable cars on display. Few…
The vehicle is in perfect working order and it was this, besides its pristine condition in which it is maintained that got Rolls Royce Phantom II most amount of attention at the show from among a total of 180 vehicle which were on display at Concours d’ Elegance. These 180 odd vehicles were put on show through a 75 mile long rally that took place on August 16th from Collins Field in Pebble Beach to Carmel in California.
Rolls Royce Phantom II, owned by Jadeja was designed by Henry Royce himself in 1933 and specially built for the Maharaja of Rajkot. Though it exchanged hands in 1968, great grandson of the Maharaja procured the vehicle once again in 2010 in an auction bringing it back to India after 44 years. True to its Indian ownership it sports a motto delicately inscribed in Sanskrit on its doors and windows.
In the image below, you can see 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom II parked next to the 1924 Rolls Royce 20 HP Barker Tourer (GLK21), which belongs to Royal family of Udaipur. 1924 Rolls-Royce also became the first Indian entry to win trophy at Pebble Beach, USA. Read more here.