The Star of India, a saffron coloured Rolls Royce Phantom II is owned by erstwhile royal family of Rajkot. Erstwhile prince of Rajkot state, Mandhatasinh Jadeja bought this once sold pride possession of his family and restored it to this condition.
Rolls Royce Phantom II 'Star of India' (1934) was originally built for Maharaja of Rajkot.
The "Star of India" has some interesting history. Its color combination & Maharaja's emblem had strong connection with King's duties towards the state.
Star of India also has this emblem of Maharaja of Rajkot.
Once sold to a British collector, this car was bought again by none other than Mandhatasinh Jadeja, a former prince of Rajkot and an actual grandson of the Maharajah.
Mandhatasinh Jadeja brought the “Star of India” Rolls Royce as a present to his father on his 75th birthday, effectively bringing the multi-million dollar Rolls Royce back to the family for the first time since the Maharajah sold it back in 1968.
During Pebble Beach 2012, 'Star of India' magnificently performed among 11 cars other uber vehicles in the ‘cars of Maharajas class Rolls Royce’ category. The car, a star attraction on the tour, ran very smooth and was in perfect motorable condition.
'Star of India' is studded with some of the finest interiors in its class.
This beautifully restored car features a convertible coupe and silver & saffron color combination.