On September 15th, avid car collectors will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bid for the 'Star of India', a custom-made 1934 Rolls Royce, that was once owned by the Maharajah of Rajkot, India - The starting bid? A mere $14mm USD!
The car which is the jewel of German entrepreneur Hans-Gunther Zach's collection of 24 rare Rolls Royce's and 3 Bentley's, which are also being sold at the auction that will be held at his museum in Muhleim, Germany.
The custom-built 'Star of India' is a 7.7 liter push-road straight six Rolls Royce with a number of remarkable features, including extra headlights that track the steering wheel, and therefore follow the road - a feature that is just being introduced in today's luxury cars and therefore very advanced in 1934, when the Rolls Royce was built.
Other great cars also up for sale include 'The Aluminum Sculpture', a 1926 Rolls Royce with an all aluminum body and chassis that originally belonged to the Maharajah of Nanpara , as well as, a Rolls Royce with a specially built gun rack in its chassis - designed for the Maharajah of Reva, who was fond of hunting tigers.
If the 'Star of India' does sell for the asking price or more, it will officially become the most expensive car in the world, surpassing a 1957 Ferrari Testarossa, purchased by a Japanese collector in the 1980's, for a cool $15mm USD.