Gold Car Model To Sell For Price Of Actual Car
We all know that as a precious metal, gold can command high prices. This is especially the case when it’s been used to create something unique.
And that’s exactly what a solid gold scale model of a car is. The model Ford GT, which measures 7.25 inches by 3.25 inches, is being auctioned by Sotheby’s, Driving reported.
The news provider revealed that it has an estimated price of $30,000 to $40,000. The model is very intricate, with the interior detailing visible, doors that open and even a number plate. You can also open the bonnet and car boot to view the machinery underneath.
If the model Ford GT sells for the estimate, it will be the same price as a full-size, working Sedan.
One of the reasons why it’s worth so much is because it’s the only one ever produced, having been crafted by Ahee Jewellers of Grosse Point in Michigan on commission for a ‘descendent’ of Henry Ford who wanted to commemorate the centennial of the company.
If you’re looking for a unique gift for a car lover in your life, and you have a large budget to spend, this could be the perfect Christmas present.
If, however, you love the idea but don’t have a spare $30,000 to spend, you could consider sending a regular dinky toy to be gold plated. Making use of a gold plating service can help you create eye-catching and unusual gifts for your loved ones, without such a huge price tag.
It seems that gold items are becoming increasingly popular – earlier this year PlayStation launched a gold-plated controller for the PS4.