Sometimes life presents unexplained phenomena. For example: a car, dumped in a suburban street, painted gold for no apparent reason.

On the corner of McKean Street and Michael Street in North Fitzroy, the surreal scene has attracted curious tourists since images began circulating on social media on Monday.

It was fun while it lasted. There were selfies.

And glam, all-gold dance parties around the car.

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And today – it looks like this.

Can we really be upset, though? Someone ‘graffed a car that was already illegally painted all gold; that was crashed into a tree; that was unlawfully abandoned; that still hasn’t been moved by City of Yarra?

Goodbye, gold accidental-art Toyota Camry. You gave us lots to think about.