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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Rolls Royce “Torpedo Phantom II Convertible” 1934

1:24 scale plastic kit from ITALERI

A one-of-a kind car, this particular auto was built in 1934 specifically for the Rajkot Maharajah, to replace his 1908 Silver Ghost The flamboyant torpedo way was constructed by Thrupp & Mabertey, an outstanding English coach builder and has highly polished aluminum wings and bonnet when as the rest of the body is colored saffron, a color that has religious significance in India. The Maharajah's logo displayed on the doors and windows contains his motto: "Dharm praja reja" (an imperial ruler of all men of all faiths). Also, the two Rolls Royce crossed R badges have the black color scheme in honor of Sir Henry Royce' who died at the time the car was constructed. This famous Phantom II has taken part in many rallies throughout Europe and has been constantly jud-ged the most outstanding vehicle.

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