Originally written on Busted Coverage  |  Last updated 12/9/11

We’ve found the perfect holiday gift for the person who has everything… except taste. It’s a custom red and gold Mercedes SLR 999 dubbed the ‘blingmobile’ and it can be yours for a little over $10.9 million.

The car is owned by Swiss businessman Ueli Anliker, who employed 35 workers for 30,000 man hours to make this monstrosity. The customizations cost more than $5.4 million. Oh, Anliker also renamed the car the Anliker McLaren SLR 999 Red Gold Dream.

Here’s the rundown.

  • Top speed is 210 mph
  • 5.4-litre engine with power boosted to 999 bhp
  • 25 layers of red paint with 5 kg of gold dust in it
  • Wheels, headlights and door sills covered in 24 carat gold
  • Jewelled indicators
  • Gold-trimmed interior and steering wheel
  • Ruby-covered switchgear
  • 600 total rubies are in the car’s interior

We’re not exactly sure where the car is for sale or how you can get your hands on it, but then again, you’re reading this site, so you obviously have some taste and wouldn’t want to be caught inside this thing anyway.

It seems like Anliker has a bit of an attachment to it anyway.

A spokesperson for Mr Anliker said: “Selling the vehicle has never been part of Mr Anliker’s motivation but he will consider a suitable offer.

“Having invested about 5 million Swiss francs and more than 30,000 man hours, the car is worth more than 10 million Swiss francs, which is his minimum selling price.”

Good luck with that.

[For sale, one careful but extravagant owner: The 'blingmobile' Mercedes on offer for £7 million]


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