China: Volkswagen Beetle Covered in Coins Is so "Money"

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Volkswagen Beetle Covered in Coins Is so MoneyVolkswagen Beetle Covered in Coins Is so MoneyVolkswagen Beetle Covered in Coins Is so MoneyVolkswagen Beetle Covered in Coins Is so MoneyVolkswagen Beetle Covered in Coins Is so Money
Of all the bizarre things cars have been covered in, coins seem to be everyone's favorites. A new Volkswagen Beetle coupe covered in no less than 10,000 shiny new pennies... of sorts... has popped up on the Chinese car scene.
The car was spotted in the city of Fuzhou in Fujian Province, located on the south-west coast of the country. Just a few photos exist, but they're enough to determin the boldness of the project.

Car News China
reports that these shiny gold-colored coins are five mao pieces, which are equivalent to half a yuan. So the whole "money wrap" only cost 5,000 yuan, which converts to €640 or $810.

According to them, the Beetle belongs to a "middle aged woman", who saved all the coins over a period of 5 years and had them applied over a protective vinyl wrap. Even the gas cap and the mirrors were targeted.

While getting scratches from bicycles and road debris is a thing of the past, the owner of this Beetle now needs to be worried about thieves and vandals, as more than a few coins have already been pulled off the car.

Money-covered cars – a global obsession

As strange as the Beetle is, it's not the first time we've seen such a creation. Earlier this year, a Nissan Leaf electric car was covered in 50,000 two pence Sterling coins from the UK and 50,000 two cent euro coins from Europe in order to celebrate the 100,000th example sold. Together, the coins increased the weight of the car by a massive 504 kilograms (1,111 lbs).

Back in 2013, an Mk3 Range Rover SUV was also covered in coins by some fine folks from the United Arab Emirates, followed soon after by a Mercedes G-Class.

That said, strangest things have happened to a Volkswagen Beetle. 53-year-old Momir Bojic, from Bosnia and Herzegovina, made headlines a few years ago by recreating the classic version of the Bug almost entirely out of oak.
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