• Dec 10th 2007 at 7:26PM
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This isn't exactly what the recording industry had in mind when The Beatles went gold for the first time. But then, who would have predicted back then that the Iron Curtain would fall and that Eastern Europe would grow into one of the world's largest markets for tasteless luxury items.

This 1968 Volkswagen Beetle, unveiled at this year's Luxury Show in Bucharest, Romania, is covered in tiles made of glass and 18-karat gold. We'd say if you have to ask, you can't afford it, but it strikes us that the whole point of building or buying something this perversely ostentatious is to flaunt to the world just how much it's worth. In this case, the figure is actually just $88,000.

If you're thinking that eighty-eight grand will buy you a well-equipped Porsche 911, we're not far behind you. But then, whoever would even consider buying something this ridiculous probably has a couple of "ordinary" Porsches lying around the grounds already.

[Source: Luxurylaunches.com]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Romanian chicks are hot, reminds me of my high school crush sigh........
      • 7 Years Ago
      Does the blonde come as an accessory?
        • 7 Years Ago
        "Screw you guys, I'm going home"
        • 7 Years Ago
        God damn it, someone beat me to it. Not kooool...
      • 7 Years Ago
      nice word lol
      • 7 Years Ago
      I've had turds that looked better than this.

      Not the model. The car.

      Dude. $88k! Are you kidding me?

      The model is B-U-Tiful!!!!! Wow she's hot.

      • 7 Years Ago
      I'll put $88k down if the model comes with the car!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I participated at that exhibition. The girls was absolutely GORGEOUS. There were also Maybachs, yachts, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Aston Martin, Range Rover, etc... jewels galore, stretch HUMMERs to rent, modified CL600, time-share private jets, very expensive furniture, rare hardwood floors... you name it. Like the Russians, Romanians are into conspicuous consumption.

      And the Beetle was just a piece by an art company to flaunt their stuff.
      • 7 Years Ago
      i personally like the beetle, it has history
      • 7 Years Ago
      if you call this tasteless you lack the sense of humor of europeans. we find that in itself tasteless because we know what kind of culture leads to it.
      • 7 Years Ago

      *Gold Member*
        • 7 Years Ago
        • 7 Years Ago
        I was wondering if I would find any goldmember references...

        "Would you like a schmoke and a pancake?"
      • 7 Years Ago
      The car looks like it is just another Beetle that has rusted over, but then painted over to cover the rust.

      (To me the model in this photo looks a little like Paris Hilton)
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