By on November 10, 2011

The gilding of China’s supercars continues. Says Carnewschina: ”

“One Chinese owner of a hyper exclusive Bentley Continental Supersport found his vehicle just not cool enough and made it even more exclusive by wrapping it and gold, and some carbon fiber-wrap on the bonnet for good measure. Well, what is taste? I certainly looks striking…”

If you want more gauche gold, here it is. And it is not true that China’s capital will be renamed to Beibling.

 

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13 Comments on “Gilding The Bentley...”


  • avatar
    The Doctor

    Sometimes you feel that there isn’t enough vomit in the world…

  • avatar
    THE_F0nz

    Isn’t the government working diligently to squash these ostentatious abominations? I thought I had read that somewhere…

    Also: Didn’t the last gold car get repossessed (or possessed) by the government for not having a license? I guess this person thinks the law can’t touch them as well.

  • avatar

    Funny.

    Too bad, though, as the SS comes in the coolest shade of white.

  • avatar
    AAmanda

    Part of me wants to kick it and leave a big old shiny dent in one of the doors…

  • avatar
    philadlj

    That gilder should be gelded.

  • avatar
    orick

    it’s to outdo that mid eastern sheikh who gilding his Audi in silver. ;)

  • avatar
    Dimwit

    Yeah it’s gauche and all that but, honestly, has anyone ever seen a good gold paintjob? At least this is correct. Gold is not a reproducible colour without using real gold.

    • 0 avatar

      You’re right, it’s almost impossible to achieve the look of true metallic gold without plating. I suppose you could replace the aluminum or bronze flake in metallic paint with gold powder but you might end up using more gold than if you plated it. Speaking of cool metallic finishes. David Kirkham of Kirkham Motorsports (they’re the folks who source their aluminum Cobra bodies – that they sell to Shelby American, btw – in a former MIG factory in Poland) made one bronze and one copper Cobra:

  • avatar

    Ronnie’s Pet Peeve #604,231: It’s “paint the lily”. “Gild the lily” originates with a Newark newspaper that misquoted Shakespeare in 1895.

    From Shakespeare’s King John, 1595:

    SALISBURY:
    Therefore, to be possess’d with double pomp,
    To guard a title that was rich before,
    To gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
    To throw a perfume on the violet,
    To smooth the ice, or add another hue
    Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
    To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish,
    Is wasteful and ridiculous excess.

    http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/gild-the-lily.html

  • avatar
    daveainchina

    Ehh maybe this will kill it’s resale value and I can buy it cheap and do a good respray job on it and make some $$$.

  • avatar
    eldard

    I like it.

  • avatar
    blowfish

    Didn’t the last gold car get repossessed (or possessed) by the government for not having a license? I guess this person thinks the law can’t touch them as well.

    It depends on who u know, in Middle Kingdom, some of these folks do have enormous amount of clout, and they’re sure above the law!
    They can almost re-write the law to their advantage.

    the ones with Military connection can get away with murder too, literally.

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