You say the economy stinks? The most expensive in-car options
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My last car cost $3,200. Last summer, when I put a set of American Racing Torq-Thrusts on it, I fretted over the $900 in wheels and tires I was spending. People who purchase cars from brands like Rolls-Royce and Bentley don’t have that problem. They drop $3,200 on lunch, not including the plane ticket. Here are a handful of the most ludicrous options you can purchase on an automobile today.
Gold Plated Spirit of Ecstasy – $8,650
The most expensive car I ever purchased cost exactly $100 more than the gold plating applied to the Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament in the Rolls-Royce Ghost. Maybe it’s because I’m an introvert at heart, but “gold-plating” has always been synonymous with “tacky” to me, whether it’s on a Gibson Les Paul, a Coupe de Ville or a Rolls-Royce. For $8,650, I want more than just the “spirit” of ecstasy. I’m looking for the real thing.
21-inch Fully Polished Eleven Spoke Wheels – $10,375
So what makes a set of 21-inch Fully Polished Eleven Spoke Wheels on a Rolls-Royce cost $10,375? Maybe I’m reading that wrong. Maybe it’s not “Polished” like with wheel polish. Maybe its “Polished,” like “attended to by a manservant from Warsaw.” Some Eastern European guy comes along with the car and for ten grand, that fella does nothing but keep the brake dust off those bad boys. Suddenly, that seems like a bargain. Can I get that on my Roadmaster?