It’s no secret that antique cars command top dollar at the notorious Barrett-Jackson auction. Most recently, a 1962 Cadillac convertible adorned in Louis Vuitton upholstery was auctioned off for $40,000 at Barret-Jackson Orange County.
On a rare occasion, an especially well-maintained ’62 convertible will sell for $20,000, with most 1962 ‘verts going for $10,000 or less. But what made this car gain such a premium are a few special features.
Mechanically the car is as stock as you can get. But it features a bronze-orange metal-flake exterior paint, a custon touchscreen sound system with over 1000 wats of power, and 22-inch wheels (read: pimped out). The monogrammed convertible top and the interior are draped in Louis Vuitton (LV) leather push this Caddy over the edge and earn it the 40k price tag.
The custom top and interior use genuine LV leather and vinylized Egyptian cotton – the same materials found in the the company’s famous purses. This, however, makes one wonder whether the new owner will tear the car apart to make handbags. We certainly hope this to not be the case, but watch out for the next time a hawker on an NYC street corner tries to sell you a LV bag – it might use materials from the convertible top from this here Caddy.[Source: Autoblog]