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Royal car parts Recycled to Cufflinks

By JulesK on 27 Mar 2010

Attached Image Itís good to be the Prince of Wales. Not only can you alter your car to run on wine, you can mess around with whatever cars that you own and make good use of the few seemingly worthless parts that are leftover. You can even consider having pistons that come from the car's engine and have it converted to run on biofuel to allow them to be melted down to create 200 pairs of cufflinks.

That was exactly what Prince Charles did with his 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Volante, a 21st birthday present from his mum, Queen Elizabeth II. Each of which was finished with 18carat gold and were sold, with all profits going to youth charity, The Prince's Trust.

Martina Milburn, chief executive of The Prince's Trust, said:

"With these proceeds, we will be able to help more young people into jobs across the UK. Young people have been hit hardest in the recession, so it's now more important than ever to give them the skills and confidence they need to find work."

The work of art was achieved by London-based TMB Art metal. The makers of "innovative" items created from actual bits of automotive, aeronautic, locomotive and maritime icons have taken the six original engine pistons from the royal vehicle and transformed them into 200 pairs of cufflinks in two different designs.

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One of the designs was fashioned to look like the exact, miniature sculpture of the DB6 Volante and the other replicates the carís iconic wheel spinners - the quick-release fixings securing its wheels. Each cufflink set comes with a certificate of authenticity and a $1,600 price tag.

Well, I guess one manís trash is certainly another manís treasure. Any takers?

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