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Looknsee Photography
Posts: 20,885
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  Quote 
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Orca Bay Images
Posts: 32,233
Lodi, California, US


Auto erotica.
Feb 08 13 11:55 am  Link  Quote 
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Raoul Isidro Images
Posts: 5,985
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...

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTaGgyRzrMPhQd4BNz2Tl7UW7yrY0dM04eDMB3swxHIrvL3fvrT
One of this:

VS

28 of these:
http://www.transportationinjapan.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Toyota-Land_Cruiser_200_mp6_pic_47626.jpg

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Feb 08 13 01:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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Aaron Lewis Photography
Posts: 5,082
Catskill, New York, US


Land Cruisers are ass. I'll take the exotic. smile
Feb 08 13 01:47 pm  Link  Quote 
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Christopher Hartman
Posts: 53,792
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  Quote 
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Paolo Diavolo
Posts: 8,196
Pleasant Hill, 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  Quote 
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NounStudio
Posts: 1,605
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  Quote 
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Aaron Lewis Photography
Posts: 5,082
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  Quote 
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David Chevaux
Posts: 513
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  Quote 
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Expression Unlimited
Posts: 1,123
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  Quote 
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Aaron Lewis Photography
Posts: 5,082
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  Quote 
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C h a r l e s D
Posts: 9,304
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  Quote 
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Bob Helm Photography
Posts: 18,111
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  Quote 
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Justin
Posts: 21,646
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  Quote 
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KelliOnLineGlamourNude
Posts: 2,870
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  Quote 
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