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Old 05-30-2006, 06:19 PM   #1
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In 1964, flamboyant Hollywood designer Nudie Cohn transformed an otherwise standard Bonneville Convertible into a mobile Wild West period piece. Cohn embellished the full-size Pontiac sedan with bull horns on the grille, chrome-plated pistols for handles, rifles on the trunk and sides, and more than 350 silver dollars embedded in the leather interior.
The “Silver Dollar Pontiac” formerly owned by Hank Williams Jr. recently sold for $214,500 at RM Auctions’ 7th Annual Vintage Motor Cars auction in Phoenix. An Indiana collector who asked not to be named bought the vehicle. The Bonneville also contains a rhinestone-covered saddle straddling the transmission hump up front, a saddlebag glove box, and silver horseshoes on the leather-trimmed pedals.
Cohn (born Nuta Kotlyarenko in Kiev, Ukraine) gained a reputation as a tailor to the stars because of his spectacular fashion designs, such as Elvis Presley’* gold lamé suit and many of Roy Rogers’ decorative cowboy outfits. He created 18 Western-style “Nudiemobiles” — mostly Bonnevilles because of their generous length and luxury qualities.
(sent by an industry source via email today, look for it possibly in an upcoming magazine article)
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thats pretty cool - - i want a "Nudiemobile"!
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This flamboyant "Silver Dollar Pontiac," a one-off custom 1964 Pontiac Bonneville once owned by Country Music Star Hank Williams Jr., was sold for $214,500.
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This flamboyant "Silver Dollar Pontiac," a one-off custom 1964 Pontiac Bonneville once owned by Country Music Star Hank Williams Jr., was sold for $214,500.
that is awesome!

* runs out to find horns *
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Can anyone dig up some more shots of this thing for some interior info? I'm kinda swamped right now.
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Here are a few shots of the crazy interior:

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i have real pics of this thing....i was In Tenn. and they had this car in the Museum....its fukk in cool to see in person
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Definitely looks like something Hank Jr would drive
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I have a pic of the outside, but it'* to little to see much detail, not scanned anyway.
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Jeeeez, Now Thats UNIQUE!. I thought the 57-58 Bonnie hybrid was different. And I thought mine a little unique.....BUT that'* totally out there.
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