- Nov 28, 2006
Auction Action: 50-year-old blingmobile on the block
The final Docker Daimler was the 1955 Golden Zebra. The four-liter coupe featured gold plated exterior trim, an ivory dashboard and, of course, authentic zebra-hide seats. When asked why she chose zebra, Lady Docker replied: "Because mink is too hot to sit on." Haven't we all thought that?
The car was restored in California, and while the correct Kenyan zebra skins were easy to obtain, the ivory dash was replaced with a more elephant-friendly ivory wood.
The car is expected to sell for £120,000 at auction Dec. 4 in London.
More photos after the jump, including one of that wild black and white interior.
[Sources: Auto Express, and Bonhams]