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A Maharaja's motor which was carried hundreds of miles across the Himalayas to him has emerged for sale for £40,000.
The 1926 Crossley's first owner was Maharaja Juddha Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana, who had it shipped out from the manufacturer's Manchester factory to exotic Calcutta in India.
Since there was only two miles of road which could be driven in Nepal, the classic car was carried over the mountainous landscape by his unfortunate porters.
It was used by successive Rana family rulers, who styled themselves as 'heriditary Prime Ministers of Nepal', before leaving the country in 1968, finding a new home in Salt Lake City, US.
This burgundy model, the 20.9HP Canberra Landaulette, is believed to be the only surviving example of its type in the world. It is going under the hammer with auction house Bonhams, of London.