We’ve featured some outrageous cars on Oddity Central in the past, but this one definitely takes the cake. An automotive enthusiast from Moscow, Russia is selling a unique hot rod that is completely covered in Canadian wood bison leather. And by “completely” I mean interior, exterior and even the engine…
According to the ad posted on Russia’s biggest classifieds website, Avito, the vehicle’s fiberglass body is covered in genuine Canadian bison leather, tanned and artistically etched by a master from the Middle East. The car’s interior, including the dashboard, is also layered with brown bison leather and expensive natural furs. And as if this thing didn’t have way too much leather already, the inside of the hood, as well as the engine and several other parts are also encased in specially treated bison leather than can withstand high temperatures. The seller, known only as “Rustam“, claims the engine and trunk compartment also feature Swarovski crystal inserts.
The ad doesn’t mention the car’s brand, and my knowledge of classic cars is very limited, although the lion logo does hint at a Peugeot. It has a 2.5-liter petrol engine, automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive and the steering wheel is on the right side of the car. Rustam says the bison leather cover has a lifetime guarantee and can be cleaned just like any regular car. He claims the leather-wrapped hot rod is unique in the world, and looking at the photos, I tend to believe him. He’s willing to part with this abomination for the “modest” sum of 40 million Russian rubles. That’s about $1,215,000, but he’s willing to negotiate.
I can’t imagine why anyone, maybe except Buffalo Bill, would want to own such a repulsive car. It’s enough to make any self-respecting member of PETA burst into tears. I guess some people just have a twisted idea of luxury and opulence.