Gold leaf-painted car stuns auto lovers at Classic Car Week

Gold leaf-painted car stuns auto lovers at Classic Car Week


THAT WILL HAPPEN ON SEPTEMBER 1. DAN: IF YOU’RE ON THE MONTEREY PENINSULA, IT’S PROBABLY BEEN HARD TO MISS. CLASSIC CAR WEEK IS HERE AND IN FULL SWING. ERIN: CARS WORTH MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ARE ON THE ROADS. WE ARE JUST WARMING UP. THERE ARE DOZENS OF EVENTS PLANNED LEADING UP TO THE BIG SHOW ON SUNDAY. TODAY, IT WAS THE AVENUE IN CARMEL. ACTION NEWS REPORTER CAITLIN CONRAD IS LIVE IN MONTEREY WITH ONE CAR THAT’S MAKING ITS U.S. DEBUT HERE. CAITLIN? CAITLIN: I’M HERE AT THIS PLACE. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS CAR. IT’S THE VICCI 6.2 EMPEROR. IT IS QUITE IMPRESSIVE, THE PAINT JOB ON THIS CAR. THE REASON IT IS HERE, THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE IF YOU ARE A CAR ENTHUSIAST. OCEAN AVENUE UNDERWENT A TRANSFORMATION. IT IS TURNING OUT TO BE A VERY FUN AND FESTIVE ATMOSPHERE. FUN PEOPLE. CAITLIN: CARS FROM ALL DIFFERENT CLASSES WERE DRIVEN IN BY THE OWNERS SO CAR ENTHUSIASTS TO GET A FIRSTHAND LOOK. I LIKE THE STYLE AND HOW THEY ARE MADE, USUALLY IF THEY ARE OLD. THEIR HANDMADE ALMOST. I JUST LIKE THEM. IT WAS A REALLY COOL SPORTY CAR THAT WAS AN ACURA. YOU REALLY DON’T SEE THEM IN A RACING CAR, SUPER COOL WAY. AND LOOKS LIKE A FERRARI, BUT IT WAS AN ACURA. CAITLIN: SOME VEHICLES DRAWING MORE ATTENTION THAN OTHERS, LIKE STEVE MC QUEEN’S LAST PORSCHE. IT WILL BE VERY VALUABLE IN THE MARKET TODAY. CAITLIN: CHAD MCQUEEN WHO SAID THE CAR MEANT A LOT TO HIM. AND THE CHARITY WILL BENEFIT. IT IS A PLACE MY DAD GREW UP.. IT WAS CLOSE TO HIM, AND WE HOPE IT BRINGS A CHUNK FOR MIKE AND THE BOYS. CAITLIN: THAT AUCTION SHOULD PROCEED NOW TO THE LAST SPECIAL ORDERED PORSCHE IS SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY. DAN? DAN: MEANTIME, THAT DIMORA ARE WE SHOWED YOU AT 5:00. IT IS A CUSTOM CAR. THE CAR IS THE FIRST OF 25 IN A SERIES. DIMORA IS MAKING EACH ONE TO PAIR WITH A PAINTING BY THAI ARTIST MASTER LEE SUN-DON. IT SOLD FOR $1.2 MILLION DOLLARS. AND IT IS EXPECTED TO GO UP IN VALUE. THE HOOD ALONE TOOK MORE THAN 300 MAN HOURS TO COMPLETE. IF YOU ARE A COLLECTOR, YOU ARE COLLECTING THAT PAINTING WITH THIS CAR. IT IS THE FIRST TIME YOU GET BOTH. YOU GET TO HANG IN THE HOUSE AND YOU GET TO DRIVE IT. DAN: THE BODY IS CARBON-FIBER, MAKING IT SUPER LIGHT. THERE IS A RACING SUSPENSION UNDERNEATH. WHEN YOU OPEN UP THE HOOD, YOU’LL FIND A 430 HORSE POWER ENGINE. TOMORROW, THE ANTICIPATED FIRST EVER CAR WEEK AUCTION ON CANNERY

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