Most of us like a bit of bling now and again, but you might find some of these gold plated products too crazy to believe. From a gold plated Porsche to a gold plated toilet. Read on see the mind-boggling array of products that have been gold plated.
Gold plated Porsche 911
This Porsche 911 was made in Russia and is covered with 40lbs of pure gold. It was designed by Visualis in 22 carat beaten gold. All of the major components are covered in the gold plating, including the alloy rims, steering wheel and body of the car.
Crystal & gold bike
Created by Aurumania, whose self-proclaimed purpose is to conceive of and design items with the extravagant use of gold – thereby turning familiar objects into collectible art. This ‘piece of art’ costs $102,418.60. This equates to £79,538.28!!! They are hand built, plated with 24 carat gold and hand-adorned with 600 Swarovski crystals.
The world’s most expensive toilet was built in 2001 in Hong Kong, this ‘golden toilet’ required 380kg of pure gold and 6,200 gem stones! Even the fixtures of the toilet is made of gold! It cost HK $38,000,000 (£3,786,994.12) at the time to build but is now worth HK $80,000,000 (£7,972,619.20)!!!! It is quite widely known that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have a total of 4 golden plated toilets in their Bel Air mansion which cost them a total of $1,000,000 (£776,700)
Gold plated keyboard
This one (much like the others) can seem quite unnecessary. Wazakwa Koubou created it and although it may look highly pricey, you can get one of these for US $271 which is the equivalent of £210.49.
Gold plated pram
This golden plated pram for babies is fitted with a sound system and has a satin interior. It sold for £6,000 at Harrods and was described as “the ultimate in ‘baby bling’”. The converted Silver Cross Silver Shadow is dripping in £4,000 worth of 24 carat gold and was created by Graham Richardson and Alison Murfet – who run a pram-restoring business in Lincolnshire.
Gold plated coffee machine
This 24 carat gold plated automatic coffee centre, called Impressa F9, makes perfect brewed coffee, espresso, lattes, cappuccinos and other delicious coffee drinks with just the touch of a button. But this will set you back $2,799 or £2173.98. However, its makers, Capresso, will donate a portion of the proceeds to the ‘Share Our Strength’ and ‘Coffee for Kids’ charities – so you at least know some of the money spent on this extravagant item will come to good use.