Awfully Customized Pontiac Trans Am Is for Sale at $3.7 Million, No Takers

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An Iranian immigrant who lives in Germany decided to customize a 2002 Pontiac Trans Am to the point of no recognition.
Now, he’s selling it on, one of Europe's largest websites specialized in second-hand vehicle sales.

Normally, we would not cover the attempted trading of a 2002 Pontiac Trans Am, but this car is different. It is not rare as a model per se, but it is unique in the world.

There’s a reason for that, and the seller wants to get $3.7 million for it. That’s more than you would pay for a Bugatti Veyron in perfect condition, and you would still have money to spare.

This car was purchased by its current owner in 2004 for the equivalent of $40,000. The owner customized it to his preferences by adding a golden exterior and placing Swarovski crystals on it.

These elements took five years to complete, and they even landed Mr. All Naeemi a tuning award for his work, back in 2009.

Initially, the car was just painted gold, but the owner decided it was not enough, and painstakingly applied real gold leafs to the body. Other detailing elements were then added to the interior, which was fully customized.

Unfortunately, it was adjusted to the wishes of Mr. Naeemi, matched by only a few individuals in the world. The latter group might not afford to buy this 2002 Pontiac for the asking price, or they might not be interested in it at all.

If there is anything to learn from this ad, it would be to tune your car with great care, as nobody else might appreciate your work. So, remember kids, when starting a custom tuning job on a car, you might never sell it.

If you do want to sell a tuned car, expect never to recover your investment, no matter how generous it was. People tend to run away from extremely modified vehicles, as they fear these cars have been driven hard or raced on the street and may cause reliability concerns. In the case of visual tuning, your preferences could make potential buyers flee, especially when a multi-million dollar asking price is involved.
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About the author: Sebastian Toma
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Sebastian's love for cars began at a young age. Little did he know that a career would emerge from this passion (and that it would not, sadly, involve being a professional racecar driver). In over fourteen years, he got behind the wheel of several hundred vehicles and in the offices of the most important car publications in his homeland.
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