Gold-plated and even more antique certainly attracts the attention. Exactly such an car is 1920 Pierce-Arrow 48 Coupe, probably the first one that can only be described as jewelry. This antique car is 3-passenger Coupe and is available for an asking price of $300,000 from Hemmings.
The Model 48 was powered by a T-head inline six-cylinder engine of 525 cubic inches with a 4-speed transmission on a 142 wheelbase chassis. First, it was designed for salt-mining entreprenuer Emerson Carey in Hutchinson Kansas, and later it was perfected and blinged by a subsequent owner in Great Bend Kansas during 1945. Every one of the Pierce-Arrows finely cast aluminum body panels has been meticulously prepared and plated in 23-karat gold, and the fenders and hood in bright nickel. The engine and chassis received the same treatment. The wood spoke wheels are gold leafed.
Its creator described it as the Hope Diamond of antique cars and it is nothing less! The interior trim is silver plated set off by black leather upholstery. It has probably only four owners from new as well as little use and has been preserved in remarkable condition with a patina that is simply unmatched. The interior appointments silk window curtains and upholstery are in excellent condition.