Swarovski Mercedes "BA11BYY" Benz CLS
Photo Credit: Daria
1 of 1 Swarovski Mercedes CLS 350
We have a long list of unique vehicles from our collectors from around the world but this particular car has a startling effect. This uniquely designed Swarovski Mercedes CLS 350 owned by a female Russian collector (who is also a fashion designer – DR Jackets), is dubbed “BA11BYY” as seen on the personalised registration license plate, which adds to the unique feel of the vehicles look. This amazing piece of automotive art has over 1 million crystals embedded into its body taking a specialist team from Russia 2 months working 12 hours a day to have this this job completed to such precision.
Evidently she takes to ‘bling’ lifestyle and owns a number of diamond accessories without a question of doubt complimenting her vehicles glamorous appearance. Other car enthusiast and also collectors do stop and stare to admire such craftsmanship, which shouldn’t be to anyones surprise at all.
Back when she finalised the design she mentioned:
“I wanted to have something unique and do something special. I am really happy with it and I am looking forward to driving it around.”
This particular car will be auctioned later this year with proceeds going to a charity. So for all collectors who are interested in acquiring this one-off piece of art, this will be made available. This one of a kind 2011 Mercedes CLS covered in approximately £20,000 of crystals will have a resell value well into the 6-figure mark.
This car can be seen predominantly in and around the central parts of London, often seen outside places such as Harrods and in locations such as Mount Street, Saville Row, Park Lane, Knightsbridge, etc as the collector does have an exquisite taste for the latest in fashion.
Engine: 2987cc V6 turbodiesel, 265bhp @ 3800rpm, 457lb ft @ 1600-2400rpm
Transmission: Seven-speed automatic, rear-wheel drive
Performance: 6.2secs 0-62mph, 155mph, 47mpg, 159g/km CO2
Weight / material: 1815kg/steel
Dimensions (length/width/height in mm): 4940/1881/1416
Personalisation: One million white Swarovski crystals placed on the entire body of the car.