Buy an expensive luxury car
and then run it through a $12 car wash
? Or wash it by hand? The obvious answer is to wash it by hand but that takes time, something most high-end car owners don't have or don't want to spend. Enter Gurcharn Sahota, a luxury car enthusiast living in the UK who started a car-washing
business five years ago that has since evolved into the world's most expensive car washing service
. Charging up to £7,200 ($11,200) per vehicle Sahota can spend several weeks washing a car
and uses over 100 cleaning agents, wax priced at $12,000 per tub, a computerized microscope for detecting minute scratches invisible to the naked eye, and a special clay compound for smoothing out imperfections. ''I treat every car like an individual project, Sahota says, "I want them to leave my workshop looking better than they have ever done. If you're paying £150,000 for a car then you're going to want it to be perfect."
Ironically, each wash starts out with a simple soap-and-water scrub using a lambswool mitten.
Sahota works alone out of his parent's garage although his business, called Elite Detailing, is expanding and he just recently opened a secondary workshop. His client list includes many well-known celebrity
names (although he won't get specific to protect privacy) and many elite supercars including the likes of Ferrari
, and his personal favorite: a McLaren
F1 GTR. Check out video of the process after the jump.