THE GOLDEN SAHARA

Golden Sahara. Anyone’s familiar of this name? Well, I came across of it when I was looking for golden cars ‘coz I heard there is an automobile made from gold. But as I search for it, I’ve found this oldie 1953 Lincoln Capri Hard Top – which is the former name of the Golden Sahara. I was attracted by its picture ‘coz the style was absolutely classy, though it’s not everyone’s ideal car, it’s not like the concept cars that have unique doors or have a glamorous style of luxurious automobiles. But this one has its own style and attitude.

The Golden Sahara has a low body weight and flowing body silhouette that gave a full balance. Hand formed steel panels detailed to the ultimate shape. Split rear fins extended from center rear fender scoops. Full circle rear trunk impression spare tire cover was built into the hood, curved down into a horizontal grill shell opening. Vertical headlight shells were installed into fenders and bullet bumpers. And on its interior, a curved lounge seat was formed into the rear with cocktail bars on the right and left backs of front seats. Dual cowl shapes were mounted into the tops of the dash and included a central TV set. The Golden Sahara is adorned with cool features which are all embraced from high-tech electronics such as the Five way electronic steering: steering wheel, push button, remote control, floor board covers and voice control. Sensitivity selanoids to open the doors, activate door openers, operate TV, stereo, record player, radio . Material selection was gold frazae from France with golden white pearl leather. Finished with 40 coats of pure oriental pearl which was made from scales of an imported fish. All metal fabrications were 24 karat gold plating.

Golden Sahara was actually a celebrity car, it was also featured in the movie Cinderfella which was starred by Jerry Lewis and now it was owned by Jim Street. (nice name by the way) lol.


~ by khia0486 on May 15, 2008.

One Response to “THE GOLDEN SAHARA”

  1. When I was around 7, Jim Zavacas made the Golden Sahara. He lived on Xenia Ave. in Dayton Ohio with his parents who owned the dry cleaners beteween St.Paul Ave.(now Boltin St) and Nassau.
    All of the kids in the neighborhood would oggle at it and he even let me sit in it.DON”T TOUCH THE PAINT!! Gold trim and mink floor mats. Several years later it was in the Jerry Lewis movie Cinerfella.

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