Prefer your sports cars 25 times smaller and covered in 18-karat gold? One of Henry Ford’s actual descendants is auctioning off just the thing. An exact 1/25 scale model of the 2006 Ford GT, this two-tone miniature car is designed with doors that open, a hood that pops, a Michigan “Ford 1” license plate, and other details that showcase the intricacy and craftsmanship of America’s most iconic auto manufacturer.
Of course, the main attraction is the gold. An 18-karat coating covers everything except the lights, windows, and four functional rubber wheels, making sure no one mistakes this collectible for a toy. Still in good condition, the car and its case show some minor evidence of wear, but light flaking and scratching don’t detract from the metallic shine or pedigree exclusivity of a one-of-a-kind vehicle.