Some collectables can reach a whopping amount at auctions, like this solid-gold miniature 2006 Ford GT model. The unique miniature car, made entirely of two-toned 18-karat gold save for its functional rimmed rubber radial tires sold for $75,000 at Sotheby’s auction site. Maybe the most interesting information that this previous-generation Ford GT model car had an estimated price between $30,000 and $40,000.
The 7 ¼ x 3 ¼ x 1 ½ inches toy car was assembled over the course of several hundred hours by Ahee Jewelers of Grosse Point, Michigan. The 18-karat two-tone gold body of this 1/25 scale model encourages interaction from the admirer: open the doors, take a peek at the engine, and pop the hood to check out the spare tire compartment.
This striking attention to detail is carried throughout the precious vehicle, from the rimmed rubber functional wheels to the Michigan Ford 1 license plate.
Despite this all, $75,000 is huge amount for a model car.