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Would You Buy A Celebrities Car?

Posted in Best of, Celebrity Cars, Chrysler, Domestic Rides, European Rides, General, Porsche, Rants & Raves, Rides by MrAngry | February 25th, 2011 | 5 Responses |

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Not long ago I posted up that soccer star David Beckham’s 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo was up for sale on eBay. It’s a nice car, but it was designed specifically for his specifications with the number “23” monogrammed in the seats, wheels and floor mats. The more I thought about it, the more I thought that there was no way in hell I’d purchase that car. To me a car is such an expression of who you are as a person. By and large we buy our automobiles based on the way they make us feel and perform. To me celebrity cars are nothing more then conversation pieces that are used by those who purchase them. I suppose in some cases a name may ad to the value, but for the most part I can’t see it being anything more than that.

Now, if the car has pedigree to it, meaning if it is a championship winning racecar, movie car or something along those lines, then there may be a possibility. At the end of the day though who the hell really cares that Paris Hilton’s old Range Rover is sitting in your garage. I don’t know, maybe it’s me but I just don’t see the point.

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5 Responses

  1. BigRuss says:

    id buy Jeremy Clarkson’s Lambo… hell its half the cost of a new one and its only a few years old, and pampered…

  2. Canrith says:

    Depends on the car, and the price I could get it for. For instance if it were a celebs (salvageable frame&engine) wrecked Viper for the same price as a non celebs wrecked Viper, sure. Would I pay a cent more for it, no.

  3. Honestly? I would. I used to be a big follower of both Britney and Paris. Not necessarily because I idolize them but more to follow their fashion sense and daily papparazi pics (I was working at home then and had more time). I would buy Britney’s black CLK (I heard someone sold it on Ebay recently) and Paris’ Mclaren Benz (if I could afford it) and Kim K’s Bentley or Ghost Rolls Royce (again if I could afford it). It’s scary but I actually know which cars many celebs drive (from reading gossip blogs and papparazi photos).

  4. Taylor says:

    As stated, a car, to a point (sometimes you have to settle for something you don’t want) is an expression of a persons personality. For the most part, whether it be a Bugatti Veyron or a Scion TC people will change something about the car to make it their own.

    In the case of celebrity cars, whether by pedigree or by celebrity ownership, the one thing that makes them unique and desirable is their history. To make such a car your own, an extension of your personality, you would have to change something and therefore destroy its uniqueness and would therefore render the cost of admission to high.

    Long story short, no thanks, I’ll stick with a factory vehicle transformed over time, dollars, sweat and blood into a reflection of me.

    Speaking of which, how about a contributors/readers rides section? Might be pretty cool to see a glimpse of the various contributors and posters alter egos.