For Sale: Model Ford Escort Made of Diamonds, Gold and Silver
A stunning 1:25th scale model Mk2 Escort, made of diamonds, gold and silver, will be sold at auction next week.
The body of the model is made of silver with details such as the brakes, the spoiler and bonnet hinges being made of gold.
If that was not enough bling for you then you’ll be glad to know the front grille is made of 18-carat white gold, the indicators are made of orange sapphire and the brake lights are made of ruby.
Oh, and don’t forgot about the 72-point diamond headlights or the 600 black russian diamonds.
The exquisite attention to detail does not end there. The model also features spinning pulleys on the front of the engine, a moving diamond-encrusted platinum gear stick and glass windows.
Professional jeweller and petrolhead, Russell Lord, first began working on the project 25 years ago.
“It’s been a hobby that I’ve come back to again and again but three years ago I determined to finish it. I know this car inside out – so there were no plans I just built it from the ground up piece by piece,” said Lord.
The model, which is based on a works rally car driven by Ari Vatanen in the late 1970s is set to be auctioned on May 2nd with all profits being donated to charity.
With thousands of hours going into making the car and materials alone costing £78,000, its unlikely to be cheap!