Mystery “Phone In” Bidder Drops Over $22.5M On Rare Aston Martin At Sotheby’s Auction

A turquoise 1956 Aston Martin sold at auction Friday to a mystery buyer for $22,550,000 making the sale the most ever paid for a British-made car at auction.

The record auction was called by RM Sotheby’s classic car auction in Monterey, California. After a bidding war, the Aston Martin DBR1 was claimed by an unidentified buyer who called in a bid over the phone.

It bested the previous record for a British car, set just one year ago, by a 1955 Jaguar D-Type. It sold for $21.8 million.

Via CNN: What makes a car worth $22.6 million? Continue reading

Yoga Tax Now Enforced in NYC

The New York Department of Taxation and Finance says that yoga studios must start to pay the city’s levy.

NYC yoga studios will now have to pay more in taxes than ever before and the city is wasting no time auditing yoga studios, presenting them in some cases with bills for back sales taxes going back three years.

The new tax has invoked protests from around the yoga community who say the new tax policy could not have come at a worse time, with the industry just beginning to get back on its feet after the economic downturn. Stressed out?

Last Monday, at least 70 yoga managers, studio owners and instructors met in the lotus position to discuss the tax issue.

Elvis Presley Poem Goes For $20,035.20

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This sounds like something Charles Manson would write! I guess some people are doing OK if they can spend $20k on a poem celebrating Elvis’s demons.

“Look honey! I got us something real great! You know that pool and new dresser you wanted? The braces for little Sally? Well I just invested in this s**ttay ass poem for 20k!!!”
 

Slash is a Sucka!

Slash and his wife, are suing the realitors that sold him his Hollywood Hills home.

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“Sotheby’s International Reality,” misrepresented the details of the house that was sold to Slash and his wife in 2006.

Associated Press says, “They [Slash and his wife] wanted enough size and parking for parties, but say the home was smaller than advertised and on a public street with parking restrictions. The 2007 suit seeks more than $1 million and punitive damage.”

We love them but…
Maybe Slash and his wife should have taken a closer look at the house details before buying, rather than trusting the realitor so much.