It’s not uncommon for owners of modified cars to ask a little bit more than what is standard when listing their ride for sale. Installing rims, a body kit, a wing, or altering the car in any way can actually reduce the value of some cars, but every now and then these aftermarket mods will add some value.
If we were going off looks alone, All Naeemi’s 2002 Pontiac Trans Am would be worth nothing. This is tackiness in its highest order, with a chrome paintjob and interior, a shiny green engine cover, Lamborghini doors and cheap-looking chrome rims, this Pontiac makes people who lift their trucks and throw a set of Truck Nutz on it look classy.
But when it comes to the raw materials, Naeemi, who is an Iranian immigrant residing in Germany according to CarScoops, has quite the valuable ride. He bought the Trans Am in the U.S. back in 2004 and soon applied the golden exterior color and other mods. Then, he placed real golden leafs, rhinestones and chrome pieces throughout, possibly inspired by a pair of rhinestone-encrusted sunglasses he saw for sale at the dollar store.
Naeemi’s creation is (apparently) now worth the equivalent of $3.7 million. We’re not sure if the raw materials used for the chrome, rhinestones and real gold amount to that much or not, but even if they do, that’s an absurd price for a fourth-gen Trans Am. Check out the listing here to decide the total value of this personalized Pontiac for yourself.