This awesome wrought iron 1970 Volkswagen Beetle is the work of three artists at Croatian metal shop MG Vrbanus. The trio of craftsmen spent 3,500 hours on their creation and used 5,000 Swarovski crystals and hundreds of pounds of wrought iron and gold leaf to achieve the gaudy masterpiece seen here.

The piece began with a design sketched onto the VW’s sheet metal body, which was then removed, one section at a time, and replaced with designs inspired by ornate metal fencing. The work was done with such precision and care that the Beetle’s original windows still fit in the wrought iron body. And you can see the car’s machinery beneath it’s ultra fancy exterior.

This magnificent little car is available as a rental for weddings.

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[via Technabob and Neatorama]