This 1949 Cadillac Is Worth $382.95 Because Of The 38,000 Pennies It’s Covered In

Vintage cars are the queens of the past whether we want to admit it or not. Some are turning into trash, while others are saved and once again flourish. Some classic car owners are so close to their rides they wouldn’t let go no matter what. It’s the case of this family from Fort Wayne, Indiana who decided to cover their entire 1949 Cadillac with no more than 38,000 pennies.
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Larry and Theresa Thompson were looking at their 1949 Cadillac one day thinking its color is similar to the one of an old penny. Give it a personal touch while still keeping the old flavor was at the bottom of their idea, so they started looking for coins. A lot of them. As banks only store around 12 dollars worth of pennies at any given time, Theresa, from Fort Wayne, Indiana, needed to order coins from the U.S. mint. According to NY Daily News, they originally started by raiding their penny jars but as supplies were getting low they called on the help of friends.

The two ended up gluing one cent coins worth $382.95 by hand on the entire car, having their two kids helping them. It took six weeks to complete, but made their old school Cady, they named Penny (obviously), be one of the most popular cars in the neighborhood. In fact, after the custom-job, they continued driving the car in weekends and vacations, as well as presenting it at multiple shows.

Between Lucas Danenhnl’s 1983 VW Golf, he covered in popcorn, and Rex Rosenberg’s 1995 Subaru, he covered in 70 pounds of dentures, the 1949 Cadillac so far seems the best idea, if you ask us.
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