What’s on Your Wish List?
You’ve likely heard the news about three recent Powerball lottery winners who are splitting a huge jackpot of $564 million. Whether you’re a winner or not, thinking about all that money tends to stir the imagination. After all, what do they say about the lottery? “All you need is a dollar and a dream”.
Lots of dream-plans fill most people’s wish lists, from owning a brand new home, taking around-the-world vacations, even quitting the day job to pursue the leisure life. Inevitably, one item appears on every wish list: buying a luxury car. A status symbol on wheels, a new luxury car can be the rolling personification of your new found wealth. For so many, especially for passionate car collectors, it is the stuff of dreams. So, what’s on your luxury car wish list?
Let’s Get Busy Shopping!
In 2014, luxury car brands enjoyed record sales. BMW, Porsche, Mercedes Benz and Audi all had a banner year. Even Rolls Royce sales were up 33%. Overall, luxury auto sales were up 11% in 2014, largely due to the number of “entry level” luxury class models made available from companies like Mercedes Benz and Audi. However, when you factor in the 219 extra billionaires made in 2014, it could explain why Rolls Royce sales increased at a dramatic rate.
(2015 Mercedes Benz C Class. www.caranddriver.com)
Indulge Yourself. And Your Dreams.
Say you do win the lottery … or have the cash to indulge yourself. As the official newest member of the “Wealthiest One Percent of Americans” club, you’re eager to start burning a hole in that black American Express card so let’s start shopping for that luxury vehicle.
The definition of luxury is “an indulgence in something that provides pleasure, satisfaction, or ease; something that is expensive and not necessary”. What could be more pleasurable than sinking down into the leather seats of your very own Bentley while being chauffeured around town? See, luxury looks good on you!
The Price Tag of Pleasure
Our first guilty pleasure is the Bentley Mulsanne. This car doesn’t just get you from point A to point B in style. It announces you. This automobile is a rolling work of art. The Mulsanne is so popular with the uber elite (those are your peeps by the way) that it sold out two years prior to its launch in 2010. Your four-wheeled beauty will only require 12 weeks to craft but the wait is worth it. Bentley will assist you in creating your masterpiece from 114 standard paint colors, 21 different carpet options and nine polished wood veneers. Less than 800 vehicles are built each year and one of them can be yours for the low starting price of $300,000.
Roll Like the Queen
Perhaps the Bentley Mulsanne isn’t quite your cup of tea. If so, then let’s shoot for the moon and go for the granddaddy of all luxury vehicles, the Rolls Royce. Soon you, too can be rolling like the Queen in a Rolls Royce Phantom for around a $400,000 starting price. Featuring full grain woods and hand stitched leather, the Phantom takes 60 pairs of hands 450 hours to bring to perfection. Just sit back and enjoy the rear seat DVD entertainment center and the 26 speaker premium sound system while using the heated and cooled cup holders on the ride to your palace. Weighing at close to 6,000 pounds with a 6.75L V12 engine, this gilded behemoth commands the road. This is why the Rolls Royce Phantom is still at the top of the list of elite cars.
The Sky’s the Limit
Whichever magnificent car keeps rolling through your dreams, just know that the sky’s the limit. Companies like Mercedes Benz, Bentley and Rolls Royce offer the epitome of opulence on wheels. These car makers are ready, willing and able to fulfill your wildest wishes in order to create for you one-of-a-kind luxury automobiles. While you are learning to like caviar and perfecting that queenly wave remember, they say money can’t buy happiness … but it can buy gas for your Rolls.
Count on Classic Auto
Before you take a lap around the block in your new ride, be sure you protect your new investment with the right luxury car insurance policy from Classic Auto Insurance. Check out our website at www.classicins.com and see how we can help safeguard your dream car.