Unique Item of the Week... The £2m gold ‘toy’ Bugatti Veyron car
Unique Item of the Week... The 2m gold toy Bugatti Veyron car
Two leading craftsmen have just made one of the world's most expensive cars even more valuable
It is the ultimate in bling: one of the fastest road cars of all time, the world-famous Bugatti Veyron, made in sterling silver, 24kt gold and platinum, save for a grill made from a single diamond. It simply screams wealth and ego.
However, it only does it from your mantelpiece, as the exquisite automobile is scaled at 1/18 of life size (about 12in long).
The extremely limited edition car - only three will be made - is the brainchild of expert model car maker Robert Glpen from Bernau a. Ch. in Germany, who contacted jeweller Stuart Hughes of Liverpool to help make the vision a reality.
Miniature gold, silver and platinum Bugatti
Hughes has a great love of working with gold, and jumped at the chance. He has previously been responsible for creating gold iPods and iPhones (with diamond Apple logo), and also offers a gold-plated Nintendo Wii for 300,000.
The Bugatti is in an even higher price range however, and is a goldsmith's masterpiece with front wheels that are turned by the steering wheel, doors which open and even a functional sun roof.
Those interested should contact Glpen to negotiate, but expect to pay 2m - nearly twice the price of a new, full-size Veyron. The strictly limited production of the cars should made them a solid investment - if the owner can keep them away from tiny joyriders.
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Images: Robert Glpen
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