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Giddy up! Roy Rogers' 1963 Pontiac Bonneville moseys off to auction

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Roy Rogers' 1963 Pontiac Bonneville

Woah, nelly! This week's Bizarre Car is a doozy, and we reckon you'll feel the same.

Say hello to Roy Rogers and Dale Evans' custom 1963 Pontiac Bonneville, a gun-totin', leather-strapped chariot for one of country music's most famous couples. This one-of-a-kind ride was designed by Nudie Cohn, famous clothier for country stars of the 20th century, and close personal friend of Roy Rogers.

Customarily built for his best clients, Cohn designed and fitted eighteen different cars between 1950 and 1975, nine of which are accounted for today. This specific car was fitted with firearms, silver dollars, and more cow hide than you can shake a stick at for the legendary country star and his wife to use at events around their Apple Valley, California ranch.

Throughout the car, you'll find 14 different pistols and rifles, none of which are operational as they were intended, but all of which are used for decoration or to serve actual functions in the car. Pistols act as the gear shift, door handles, turn signals, and horn, all of which have to be fired to be operated.

But firearms aren't the only highlight of this strange creation, as the embossed leather interior is fitted with genuine, collectable silver dollars. The saddle that rests between the front seats is fitted with 150 alone. Needless to say, this particular celebrity ride truly is worth its weight in silver.

Pushing all that extra weight along is a 308-horsepower V-8 under the hood, because what country music star would be satisfied with less than 8 glorious American cylinders?

The car is being , and this museum-worthy piece is expected to sell for anywhere between $250,000 and $300,000 or more. Considering the fact that most of Nudie Cohn's creations can be found in museums, this could be the investment opportunity of a lifetime, partner.

Check out the gallery for even more photos of this wild, what-in-tarnations creation!

© Nathan Leach-Proffer

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