If you read DRIVEN regularly—and we know you do—you’ll have noticed our obsession with shooting brakes, classic British motorcars converted for country use by the landed gentry.

At Bonhams’ Paris Sale on February 2 the auction house is offering one of the very rarest examples, a 1928 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom I with mahogany paneling, which was pressed into service by RAF crews during World War II.

Later it was also one of the first pace cars at the British Grand Prix, and as such it carries a hefty estimate of up to about $400,000.

Safe to say your neighbor won’t turn up with an identical one…