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Looknsee Photography

Posts: 21680

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

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Orca Bay Images

Posts: 32234

Woodinville, Washington, US

Auto erotica.

Feb 08 13 11:55 am Link

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Raoul Isidro Images

Posts: 6289

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...

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One of this:

VS

28 of these:
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Feb 08 13 01:19 pm Link

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Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

Land Cruisers are ass. I'll take the exotic. smile

Feb 08 13 01:47 pm Link

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Christopher Hartman

Posts: 54149

Buena Park, California, US

Thank you for this thread. I enjoyed reading about Rowan Atkinson's opinion on these  cars. smile

Feb 08 13 02:18 pm Link

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Paolo Diavolo

Posts: 8798

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

Amazing.

Feb 08 13 04:00 pm Link

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NounStudio

Posts: 1605

Sarasota, Florida, US

Looknsee Photography wrote:
Giant bill for fixing Rowan Atkinson's McLaren

In short:  Atkinson had to pay $1,400,000 to get his car fixed.

unless the insurance company wrote estimates on it for funsies, i doubt he paid anything more than his deductible. 

as for why someone would want to own one..... exclusivity... performance... etc!

Feb 08 13 04:09 pm Link

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Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

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

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David Chevaux

Posts: 514

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Aaron Lewis Photography wrote:
And a McLaren F1 is only $1 mil to begin with. Why would a repair bill be 159% the cost of the car.

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

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Expression Unlimited

Posts: 1140

San Diego, California, US

Paolo Diavolo wrote:
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

Amazing.

he is awesome!

and i hope he can afford it


sorry to hear he banged up his shoulder....

Feb 08 13 04:55 pm Link

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Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

David Chevaux 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.

I dind't realize they were no longer available.

I'm a big fan of the Ferrari F40 so I get the price thing

Feb 08 13 05:25 pm Link

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C h a r l e s D

Posts: 9304

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

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Bob Helm Photography

Posts: 18213

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

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Justin

Posts: 21907

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

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KelliOnLineGlamourNude

Posts: 2924

Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Justin wrote:
Shrug. Different people like different things. I, for instance, don't understand the fascination with shoes. But it happens even lacking my understanding.

I understand the shoe thing, the car thing, not so much.

Feb 09 13 03:59 pm Link