We've seen gold-plated Aston Martins
and even Fiat 500s
, but until now the cars receiving the treatment have largely been worth less than their paint jobs once all was said and done, save rare specimens like the gold-ensconced Rolls Royce Phantom
- but not this time. A gold Bugatti Veyron out of Dubai brings together opulence and excess in a way few people can fully envision.
It certainly takes a special kind of eye to look at a $1.75 million Bugatti Veyron and think, "I'd like to draw more attention...I think I'll paint it gold." But that's exactly what the car's Kuwaiti owner did. The combination with tan offers a color combo that's at once eye-catching and also nearly camouflaged with its resident environment - the desert.
The car isn't just a freak-show garage queen, however, and it does get driven. It's been spotted out and about in Kuwait by media, the public and even a few speeding cameras. But the owner also coddles it as one might expect, treating it to the occasional $10,000 detail job and storing it in a climate-controlled atmospheric chamber inside the garage.
For more outrageous custom Bugattery, check out the Vincero by Mansory
, the Sang Noir
by Bugatti or the Fbg par Hermès