This $440,000 Porsche Carrera GT was parked on a basic residential street in Aspen. That’s yours truly standing next to it, taken by yours truly’s wife.
That was the very first one I had ever seen in real life. And it was just parked out where anyone could lean against it or scratch it or… Well, anyhow, I was amazed that the owner(s) had driven it to Aspen. I was further amazed that they had not parked it in a garage.
Fine art, for all to see.
Now I have to admit, if someone gave me one and even paid for the fuel and insurance, I would not be able to drive it. I’d be thinking all the time of how much that money could do in the developing world to improve lives — or save lives. But it would be fun to take it for a quick spin!
What conspicuous consumption have you seen in the last few weeks?