April 7, 2007

In the luxury car market, we have seen diamond covered Mercedes, mink clothed cars, and gold plated miniature replicas of the 1967 Shelby G.T. 350 pictured below.


However they are no match for some of the more extravagant gold chariots which have hit the roads.

The first gold plated Porsche was made in Pforzheim, Germany, known as the city of Gold for it’s watches, in the form of a Porsche Boxster in 22 carat beaten leaf gold. Instead of getting a gold watch to match your designer vehicle, you can now purchase a gold plated Porsche to set off your watch.


The Gold Boxster will be followed by a limited edition model, and nine further Porsches with all of the major components being gold plated.

However, this is not a first. The De Lorean DMC-12 was produced not just in brush stainless steel but back in 1981, three were produced in 24 plated gold for a De Lorean/American Express promotion which planned to sell 100 24K gold plated DMC-12s to gold card members. Two of these cars now sit in museums in the US.

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