Bonhams is auctioning an extremely rare 1925 Rolls Royce Phantom which was modified by Umed Singh II, the maharaja of Kotah, for tiger hunts at a time when the sport was extremely popular in India.
The car is flaming red with a convertible roof of canvas; hunting features include a double-barreled shotgun, night-hunting spotlights and a mountable Lantaka cannon. It will probably fetch up to $1 million.
The Rolls will be auctioned next month in Carmel, California. It likely played a small role in the decimation of the Bengal tiger population of India, which was about 40,000 a century ago and is just 1,700 today.