Home --> Fauxtography --> Automobiles --> Diamond Mercedes

Diamond Mercedes

Claim:   Photographs show a diamond-covered Mercedes-Benz automobile.

Status:   Real photographs; inaccurate description.

Example:[Collected via e-mail, May 2008]

THE CAR COSTS $4.8 MILLION

AND IF YOU WANT TO TOUCH IT, YOU HAVE TO PAY $1000.

IT BELONGS TO PRINCE AL WALEED FROM SAUDI ARABIA.

Click to enlarge
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Click to enlarge
Click to enlarge

Remember this when gasoline hits $5.00 a gallon.
You paid for this one.

Origins:   Whenever gasoline prices rise significantly, we see an increase in e-mailed photographs purportedly documenting the extravagances of Middle Eastern sheiks flush with petro-dollars and nothing better to spend them on than pointless opulence. Usually, though, the extent of the lavishness depicted in the photographs is greatly exaggerated (as in the earlier Silver Audi example), and these pictures of a "Diamond Mercedes" are another case in point.

Garson USA produces a line of luxury automotive products, including
crystal highlight accessories for Mercedes-Benz automobiles and other luxury cars. As explained on the opening page of Garson's U.S. web site, the automobile pictured above is not a Saudi prince's diamond-encrusted Mercedes worth $4.8 million (the cost of the diamonds needed to fully cover a car of that size would be much more than $4.8 million) but rather a crystal-encrusted worth about that was exhibited as part of Magazine's Custom Auto The crystal Mercedes will be exhibited again at the upcoming Los Angeles in

  25 May 2008
Urban Legends Reference Pages © 1995-2015 by snopes.com.
This material may not be reproduced without permission.
snopes and the snopes.com logo are registered service marks of snopes.com.


  • Home

  • Search
  • Send Comments
  • What's New
  • Hottest 25
      Legends

  • Odd News
  • Glossary
  • FAQ

  • Autos
  • Business
  • Cokelore
  • College
  • Computers

  • Crime
  • Critter Country
  • Disney
  • Embarrassments
  • Food

  • Glurge Gallery
  • History
  • Holidays
  • Horrors
  • Humor

  • Inboxer Rebellion
  • Language
  • Legal
  • Lost Legends
  • Love

  • Luck
  • Media Matters
  • Medical
  • Military
  • Movies

  • Music
  • Old Wives' Tales
  • Photo Gallery
  • Politics
  • Pregnancy

  • Quotes
  • Racial Rumors
  • Radio & TV
  • Religion
  • Risqué Business

  • Science
  • September 11
  • Sports
  • Titanic
  • Toxin du jour

  • Travel
  • Weddings

  • Message Archive