Hans-Günther Zach is the envy of many Rolls Royce fans. And rightly so, since he has been running his own museum dedicated to the famed marque in Mühlheim/Main, Germany. But finally, it appears that the old boy has decided to call it quits as he is actually selling off the whole collection. Among the beauties up for grabs is the exquisite and extremely famous “Star of India,” a one-off 1934 Phantom II 40/50 HP Continental “All-Weather Convertible” custom made for the Maharaja of Rajkot. The crowning jewel of his collection, the Star of India, is expected to fetch a whopping €10 million ($14.2 million)! And if it does, it would become the most expensive car in the world.
Besides the Star of India, there are 24 Rolls-Royces and 3 Bentleys Zach vying for every bidder’s attention. Bidders can also go for the highly polished, natural aluminum body and chassis 15, a.k.a. “Aluminum Sculpture,” a 1926 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Phantom I Open Tourer, built for the Maharaja of Nanpara. There’s also a Phantom II Cabriolet “Hunting Car” built for the Maharajah of Rewa specially made for tiger hunting with a built-in gun rack, and a 1920 40/50 Silver Ghost Coupé de Ville made for Jean Hennessy.
The auction is expected to begin in September. A unique opportunity, it is sure to draw the attention of avid Rolls Royce fans.