|once owned by Mysore Maharajah, 1911 RR Silver Phantom Wacky race car cartoon hotink.com|
|A customised 1911 Silver Ghost owned by the Maharajah of Mysore dailymail.co.uk|
|Maharajah Krishna Raja Wodeyar IV dailymail.co.uk|
|Wacky race car cartoon hotink.com|
In the colonial period prior tp 1947, it was because of the filthy rich Indian rulers who patronized luxury Rolls-Royces, the English car company became popular across the globe. At one point of time before freedom in 1947, the Indian rulers had more than 900 RRs to take care of their needs. Included were the specially designed RR cars that were built sturdily to meet Maharajahs needs on hunting missions with the British Bobs. Some were designed to carry cricketing gear.Their sturdy construction helped the drivers negotiate the tricky terrains in the subcontinent. The Indian rulers alone accounted for 20% of RR company's production. The 1911 model was called 'Victoria'.by the Maharajah who had very close rapport with the British govt. Critics say the decor on RR is more suitable for for Penelope Pitstop from TV's Wacky Races.