New Record - $142M for a Car

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New Record - $142M for a Car

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How much is that in Bitcoin?
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rwmann wrote: Fri May 20, 2022 7:55 am How much is that in Bitcoin?
… or Rubles?
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Da!
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Beautiful car. I'll bet it doesn't even start. The new owner will put it back in bubble wrap and vacuum seal it in his collection.
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Yep, confirmed. I found a picture of the odometer. 4.3 miles. Ooof.
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How much for the radiator 1.1 million ?
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Florida Roadster you’re way off. That’s a five digit speedometer, so It really has a whopping 46 km, or 28.5 miles!😎
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theunz wrote: Fri May 20, 2022 12:13 pm Florida Roadster you’re way off. That’s a five digit speedometer, so It really has a whopping 46 km, or 28.5 miles!😎
That's why I didn't buy it... High mileage cars are just not my thing...
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theunz wrote: Fri May 20, 2022 12:13 pm Florida Roadster you’re way off. That’s a five digit speedometer, so It really has a whopping 46 km, or 28.5 miles!😎
My bad, sorry. I guess it's a USED car now. :mrgreen: I can't imagine anyone has put gas/fuel/petrol in the car for 67 years.

THIS IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE VERSION EVER OF "RAN WHEN PARKED." I doubt the new owner asked them to start it up so he/she could take a test ride.

But it is a beautiful "car" none the less.
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What’s sad is that even though the owner must have very deep pockets I suspect that the insurance just for extremely limited driving is so cost prohibitve that even he would choose to not drive it. I bet just the cost of insurance to trailer it to something like Pebble Beach would pay for a very nice roadster. I doubt the car ever gets out of first gear again, maybe second if he has a very long driveway!
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Yup. New owner will probably use it as a center piece and build a new mansion around it - It will likely never see the light of day again … A shame.
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rwmann wrote: Fri May 20, 2022 7:55 am How much is that in Bitcoin?

? It fluctuates by the second.
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Exactly!

If I had to work until the year 3205 just to pay off that car, absolutely I would be driving it!
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