23/09/2014 05:58 BST | Updated 23/09/2014 06:59 BST

Mercedes Studded In Swarovski Crystals Makes Vulgar Debut In London

Welcome to the latest blot on the London landscape: A Mercedes coated in Swarovski crystals.

Pictures of the kitted-out CLS 350 diesel, complete with a 'BAII BYY' licence plate, were uploaded to Instagram – along with images of a busty young woman dressed in furs, laden with designer shopping bags.

The blinged-up vehicle was parked outside the Levin Hotel on Basil Street, near Harrods on Monday, where it received many curious (and presumably horrified) glances.

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Images of the car were uploaded to Instagram with the hashtags #blingbling #mercedes #swarovski #crystals #crystalcar #knightsbridge #harrods and im not an #arab guy lol

Though the sudden appearance of the car and its prominent parking spots have the whiff of a publicity stunt about them, the £25,000 vehicle is British registered and has a residents parking permit.

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Harald Duttine, manager of The Levin, said: "We have seen a lot of unusual cars like Ferraris parked outside but I think this one has got the most attention.

"It belongs to a young lady and if you have the cash why not do it? It looks good and fun."

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