Portland, Oregon, US
Giant bill for fixing Rowan Atkinson's McLaren
In short: Atkinson had to pay $1,400,000 to get his car fixed.
Feb 08 13 11:53 am Link
Woodinville, Washington, US
Feb 08 13 11:55 am Link
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Body shell mostly made of Carbon Fibre
Engine Components made of Gold instead of el cheapo aluminio
No manuals or instructions to repair some components, so some parts and components are made to order on specialist foundries.
The amount of the repair bill can buy 28 brand spanking new Land Cruisers.
Hmmmm.... what option to choose.... hard decision...
One of this:
28 of these:
Feb 08 13 01:19 pm Link
Land Cruisers are ass. I'll take the exotic.
Feb 08 13 01:47 pm Link
Buena Park, California, US
Thank you for this thread. I enjoyed reading about Rowan Atkinson's opinion on these cars.
Feb 08 13 02:18 pm Link
Martinez, California, US
He is a car nut, and awesome.
Thats one of the most rare cars out there, and he drives it!
Its totally worth the repair bill.
Probably has about 50k miles on the thing.
I'm pretty sure this is Rowan's F1 on loan to Top Gear
in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXqSedWSu2k
Feb 08 13 04:00 pm Link
Sarasota, Florida, US
Looknsee Photography wrote:
unless the insurance company wrote estimates on it for funsies, i doubt he paid anything more than his deductible.
Feb 08 13 04:09 pm Link
And a McLaren F1 is only $1 mil to begin with. Why would a repair bill be 159% the cost of the car.
Feb 08 13 04:47 pm Link
Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Aaron Lewis Photography wrote:
That was one mil new. You cant find them any more. It truly is like asking why the last Ferrari GTO cost 30+mil when it was sold. Most car decrease in value the moment it rolls two inches with the engine running .... some only increase in value.
Feb 08 13 04:53 pm Link
San Diego, California, US
Paolo Diavolo wrote:
he is awesome!
Feb 08 13 04:55 pm Link
David Chevaux wrote:
I dind't realize they were no longer available.
Feb 08 13 05:25 pm Link
Los Angeles, California, US
I don't understand why people love football. Cars, though, are awfully fun toys.
Feb 09 13 09:49 am Link
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, US
The best is always expensive...and usually worth it to people who do not care about cost.
Compared to a trophy wife exotic cars are cheap. Ask Tiger.
Feb 09 13 09:57 am Link
Fort Collins, Colorado, US
Shrug. Different people like different things. I, for instance, don't understand the fascination with shoes. But it happens even lacking my understanding.
Feb 09 13 11:42 am Link
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
I understand the shoe thing, the car thing, not so much.
Feb 09 13 03:59 pm Link