NFL QB Cam Newton Adds Gold-Plating to 1970 Oldsmobile 442 Cutlass
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was understandably disappointed after losing Super Bowl 50 to the Denver Broncos, so he spent this off-season customizing some of his unique cars to get his mind away from the game.
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Already known to own a custom Chevy Silverado and a 1972 Chevelle, Newton took his 1970 Oldsmobile 442 Cutlass convertible to Monster Customs in Marietta, Georgia, and the shop performed much more than a simple tune-up. The NFL player complained the car would “lean” when he drove around with some of his rather large football playing friends, so the folks at Monster Customs added an air suspension system to resolve that issue, but that’s not the only modification Newton requested.
Besides adding Alcantara upholstery, a custom steering wheel, and a brand new audio system, the shop also added 24-carat gold plating all over the old-school muscle car. The eye-catching gold accents can be seen on the front grille, windshield frame, and custom wheels. The front gold grille also features Newton’s very own C1N logo and a 24K gold panther head.
As if those modifications weren’t enough, finishing touches to the vehicle included a custom gloss black paint job with matte black flame decals. Furthermore, Monster Customs did some engine work as well, because who wants their gold-plated muscle car to break down on the side of the road when heading to football stadium?
“It’s a head-turner. He wants his cars to be unique, just like him,”” Monster Customs owner Terry Dobbs told ESPN. “Any money you put in a car like that you never get back out. But if somebody wanted that car I’m sure it would bring $100,000 plus.”
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