It seems that the ongoing recession has not affected Paris Hilton at all, for the hotel heiress has ordered a custom-made, diamond-encrusted dashboard worth a whopping 200,000 pounds for her pink Bentley.
Hugely famous for her spendthrift attitude, Hilton will have dash board flown from the British HQ firm in Crewe to be fitted to her Bentley worth140,000 pounds in L.A.
However, Hilton may have to wait a little for her dazzling dashboard, as the Cheshire plant is halting production until early May due to the economic downturn.
“I guess she’s not hit too badly by the recession,” the Sun quoted a Bentley source as saying.
After Paris asked her staff member to phone Bentley in Crewe, where the vehicle was made, to ask if it would be possible to add diamonds to her dashboard, they were left dumfounded.
“When the man said she wanted to stud the dashboard with a couple of hundred grand’s worth of diamonds, we were stunned,” the Bentley source said.
“We’re used to dealing with the stars so we expect the odd extravagance, but this is something else,” the Bentley source added.
Paris bought the Bentley in December as a Christmas present to herself, and had it sprayed pink and the Bentley badge replaced with her own initials.
The upholstery, grille and hubcaps are also pink and the car has a tint on the windows to prevent photographs being taken of her inside.
“I’ve just always wanted a pink car,” Hilton said.
“I think when you’re a little girl and you have the Barbie Corvette you’re always like, ‘Oh, I wish I had a car like this one day. I think it just comes from being a fan of Barbie for so long,” she added.