Saturday, August 2, 2014
Sorry. You Cannot Purchase This Car Without An Invite...
This is what happens when egos and capitalism get carried away with themselves.
There's bound to be many who are richer than a triple chocolate gateau who will be highly indignant that they just can't walk into the downtown Aston Martin dealership and take this three million dollar baby for a test drive.
And there'll be members of this blog who as they're want to do, wander around with that sort of petty cash in their pockets who'll have plenty to say when told, 'Sorry Mr Sharkey, Sorry Mr Sixbears, Sorry MJ, you've not been invited to buy this car, and please don't leave your icky finger prints on the glass door on the way out'.
And I'd be pretty incensed too.
As it is I'm a bit peeved they didn't ask me to do a review of the car here.
So I won't.
Anyway Aston Martin have announced the new Lagonda is only for the spectacularly wealthy, there will be only a few cars made and exclusivity will be completely guaranteed.
I don't care, I don't like the silly car anyway...
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I'd rather have The Flying Tortoise!ReplyDelete
I've always admired your taste Joel...Delete
A Jeep and a motorhome is what I have and I don't want anything more.ReplyDelete
It does seem a bit pretentious, doesn't it? By invite only - kinda reminds me of the TED conferences.ReplyDelete
Remember, just as every great temple is destined one day to be ruins, so every hypertrophic James Bondian automobile is fated to become a rusting wreck. Personally I can think of much, much better things to do with 3 million dollars.
Yes. If you had only $3M. Yet cars like this are snapped up by billionaires. Look at what they spend on yachts. $190M for the boat, and $15M per year just to maintain it. You wouldn't expect to find a Yugo in their garage!Delete
I guess that's what irks me about this sort of thing. Just a handful of billionaires, acting out of nothing better than a modicum of enlightened self-interest, could do a great deal to improve the present and prospects of humans and other species. But instead they all choose to splurge their riches on toys like personal submarines and things that go vroom. They can't even be bothered to found a library or a decent museum. At least Carnegie and Getty did that much. The present day seems to produce a very inferior class of rich people. I suspect most of them inherited rather than made their fortunes, and aren't really all that bright.Delete
Eh, I already have one of those. It's amazing what you can find on eBay these days...ReplyDelete
Yes but you've got last year's model Mr Smarty...Delete
Last year's model has better cup holders...Delete
It would be a step backward from The Flying Tortoise Poet. And not half as much fun..ReplyDelete
Dang it, Mr. Sharkey, you stole my line, except that I have two of them. One for me and one for...me. What I'd like to know is how this was written about without applying for the proper permits. Is that sirens I hear?ReplyDelete