$140,000 Hot Wheels Car

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"A few years ago, Bruce Pascal paid more than $70,000 for a single Hot Wheels car. The car was an extremely rare rear-loading Beach Bomb with an even more rare pink coat of paint. But it didn't have even a single diamond or ruby, which makes us wonder what Mr. Pascal thinks about this jewel-encrusted toy car commissioned by Mattel to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Hot Wheels.

Jeweler to the stars, Jason of Beverly Hills, transformed this $1 toy into a $140,000 dust-collecting bauble. Almost every surface of the car is covered in some type of precious stone. The car's 18-karat white-gold body shimmers with blue diamonds, the base features white and black diamonds, rubies are set in the car's taillights, and black diamonds were used on the car's tires. Even the tiny interior is jeweled as is the engine. There are 2,700 jewels on the car at a weight of nearly 23-karats.

The car was introduced at the 2008 Toy Fair in New York by Nick Lachey (who's sorry now, Jessica?), who will auction off the toy later this year with the proceeds going to Big Brothers Big Sisters. The lucky (by which we mean having more money than sense) winner will also get a custom-made display box that features 40 more diamonds, one for each year of Hot Wheels production.
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http://www.autoblog.com/2008/02/18/1-hot-wheels-car-blinged-out-to-140-000/

 

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Thats gay, I could see the first part being true( I am a collector myself) but a jewel crusted piece of chinese pot metal for 140K???? thats rediculous.
 

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Damn....My whole collection is probably worth about a 1/4 of that
 

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ive still got a duffle bag full of those things burried somewhere in my closet. i break em out every once in a while and push em around on my floor and make vroom vroom noises
 

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ive still got a duffle bag full of those things burried somewhere in my closet. i break em out every once in a while and push em around on my floor and make vroom vroom noises
is that before or after you get done driving them into the vasile tunnel?
 

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STOP EDITING SHIT YOU ******S!
 

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