• Aug 5, 2008


Click above for gallery of the gold-trimmed Camry

Taste: some have it, some don't. Case in point this Toyota Camry spotted in Dubai where the burgeoning middle class apparently wants to roll just like their oil-funded upper class but lack the money to secure a Rolls-Royce or Bentley. While we've reluctantly grown accustomed to customers opting for the gold-tone bright-wear instead of the standard chrome detailing – especially on cars like the Camry – this owner actually had the badges, grilles, side mirrors and wheels plated in 24k gold. Seriously.

If this somehow strikes you as a good idea, it can be yours for only 135,000 Dollars. Thankfully those are Arab Emirate Dollars, worth about $37 grand in American greenbacks. But please, if you're even thinking about it, contact us first and let us convince you of all the better ways you could spend $37k on a new car that won't instantly lose half its value the minute you take a wrong turn into a bad neighborhood.

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      • 6 Years Ago

      When we are going to see these golden rims in rap videos?
        • 6 Years Ago
        AutoBlog may have just started a new trend.
      • 6 Years Ago
      EEEEWWW!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Didn't think pimps and hos were allowed in Dubai, but I guess so.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Here come the blatant racist comments...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Axiom, I read your quote like 5 times, and I'm still not seeing any reference to anybody's race, nor anything about a certain race being inferior.
        • 6 Years Ago
        A racial stereotype is not a racist stereotype.

        If you really have a problem with it, then you need to start complaining to the people that keep the stereotypes alive, not the ones who are just pointing it out.


        You might want to start with BET, and any other black themed entertainment.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Taking a drive through most white suburban neighborhoods, it's obvious that the love of huge rims and SUV's is not only shared with the HipHop culture. Why is there ALWAYS one post about RAP, baby mommas, urban...etc. whenever someone customizes their vehicle like this. I understand why he posted that comment first, the level of ignorance is like clockwork on this site.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Here come the race baiters...oh, you're already here.
        • 6 Years Ago
        McAwful
        • 6 Years Ago
        I f I say "Tacky f-king Arabs", is that racist? Not to generalize, some Arabic people have taste. But, it's something that a logical person could deduce on his or her own what is meant and being inferred.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is any car safe in the Middle East, or have we changed the region for Good or Bad (depending on which side of the fence your on).
      • 6 Years Ago
      ...And you thought the early 1990s car mods were over...
      • 6 Years Ago
      No joke I saw a red Camry yesterday with with the same fakeish deep dish rims and trim only it was chrome and was topped off with a chrome B pillar. I looked tight yo. hahaha.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Compared to some of the things I've seen people do to cars before, like that horrible Cayenne/Touareg monstrosity from Russia, this isn't too bad.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I always figured the Camry was an American-market-only indulgence. Nice to know someone else gets to enjoy the in the fun.

      PS. The little gold fake-eyelashes over the head lights really butch things up.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Doi, maybe I should pay more attention next time. Thought you said same sentence.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Nope, maybe another day.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Today will go down in history.

        That is the first time that the words fun and Camry have ever been used in the same reference.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If it didn't have a Dubai license plate, I would have guessed this was form a retirement village in Florida. All it's missing is the upholstered roof.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "All it's missing is the upholstered roof." man here in tampa there's even Accords & Corollas with upholstered roofs
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, old ladies really love gold trim on their cars. What's up with that? The faux roof thing would really finish this car off nicely.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The limited "Ike Turner" edition.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Errr The currency of legal tender in Dubai is the UAE Dirham.
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