Two glamorous and highly desirable pre-War Rolls-Royces with connections to British and Indian royalty will be offered by H&H Classics at its forthcoming, 20 June sale at Burghley House, the home of the Marquess and Marchioness of Exeter. The first is a 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II bodied in extravagant and elegant Sedanca De Ville style by Windovers. Records suggest that an Indian prince, Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji – Maharaja Jam Sahib, who played cricket for England – first commissioned the car with tiger shooting in mind but died before receiving it. The order for the car was taken over by a scion of the Tate (& Lyle) sugar family, Mrs Amy Davies, who purchased it for her daughter, Elsie Partington. In low spirits following a divorce, Elsie’s mood must have been considerably lifted by such a generous gift and the distinctive Rolls became a regular sight in the north west of Great

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