Skip to comments.Alchemist Aston Martin DB7 - 24 carat gold, platinum leaf and 7 diamonds in the bodywork.
Posted on 10/25/2008 5:38:49 PM PDT by Reaganesque
The Alchemist Aston Martin DB7 is a 24 carat gold and platinum leafed supercar with seven diamonds studded into the bodywork. Good luck parking the thing safely outside your local shoe shop. Oh but we forget, people with this amount of money dont do their own shopping do they? Tsk! Silly us. Recession, what recession, James? Oh and the company plate laptops too, just in case you were interested.
Alchemist is a company specializing in covering or decorating cars and cars rooftops in pure 24-carat gold leaf. This London-based company is run by Jacques Blanc, a former French art director whose acclaimed advertising campaigns in Paris include beauty, fashion and car manufacturers. Alchemist uses a newly patented process to cover the car with gold, and it takes its team of specialist gilders about a week to complete a rooftop. The roof is first polished to provide a shiny surface for the gold leaf to reflect. Skilled craftsmen then place individual gold leaves onto a layer of a special base. Finally an invisible shield is laid down to make the surface scratch-proof and impossible to pick off. Gold is not affected by air, heat, moisture or oxygen, and so is well-suited to car rooftops. As a rooftop provides a symbolic protection, it is suitable for such an attention. Each roof is signed, numbered and a certificate of authenticity is supplied, along with a guarantee.
Hell, I’d take one with no paint.
an Aston is a work of art on it’s own, it doesn’t need the bling.
Looks like crap. It is sad that Ford had to sell Aston because they did a good job turning Aston around. The last film with the Vantage or Vanquish was an awesome car. I never liked Astons but the current models are very nice though this gold one looks like the prior model of the Taurus/Sable. Something Obama’s contributors in Saudi Arabia or the UAE would buy.
I am pretty lukewarm about Daniel Craig now that he said Obama would make a great Bond. Yeah he looks like Bond with those ears.
Someone made these for Saddam by the hundreds. I'm sure they're still in business.
The more "VIP" model came with a plush display case.
I'm sure some American government agency is now storing this contraband, only to see the inventory "shrink" during the 0bama years.
That should be right up Victoria and her Beckman’s alley.
Bambi would have made a fabulous actor. but he is a horrible politician