A Utah man who won a $380,000 Lamborghini in a contest, crashes it just six hours later.
He has got to be the most unluckiest man of the year.
Malobear: Tismee,IF you saw the video you would know he already had buyers lined up to buy the car. Whatever was owed in taxes would just be deducted from the check he received. AND it doesn't seem the car was totaled or intentionally wrecked,not at 45 M.P.H.
Malobear: That true Tismee,the taxs DO have to be paid first,and what type of buyer is going to buy such a car? Definitely,not some average joe.Million/Billionaire you would say Tismee? The taxs are NOT going to be a issue with that type of person that wants that car for nothing more than a toy. Your theory holds no water,I am afraid.
"and i believe that the newspaper article quoted him as saying that he needed the money to pay off bills."
So,he probably cant pay the taxes. If I won a car like that,I would do the same thing.Find someone to front the tax money and what comes clear above that,use the extra for whatever. (shrugs)
Robot Seb: lol I heard about that, I wanted to do his estimate at work just for fun. Here's what I came up with but was a very conservative estimate as I know parts for the Murcielago aren't cheap.
Seb's "Guesstimate" on a very minimum repair cost for that accident.
All items marked with * are PPG color matched and factory spec certified
Factory Paint Code - Verde Mura Green
PPG Paint code - 154513
1 - rear fascia panel (refinish - 12 hrs)
1 - side door panel (refinish - 8hrs)
1 - side lower skirt panel (refinish - 8 hrs)
3 panels refinishing service requiring 4 cans of PPG#154513 (28hrs total hours labor)
-PPG estimate charge covers paint and clear coat of rear fascia, side skirt, and side door panel only
-Additional panel refinishing can be requested upon inspection of damage
All Items under "Replace as New or Factory, include R&I assembly"
rear - complete fascia (4hrs r&i) ***
passenger side - tail lamp (1/2hr r&i)
passenger side - lower side skirt panel (2hrs r&i) ***
passenger side - door skin (4hrs r&i) ***
Sub total for dealership / factory parts - (10.5hrs total parts labor)
All Items under "Replace as Aftermarket, include R&I assembly"
Tires are 4 items total, all items require mount and balance (1/2hr r&i per item)
-245/35/18-ZR (2 items, front)
-335/30/18-ZR (2 items, rear)
Rear Faschia Clips (x2) (skip R&I / parts only)
Passenger side door clips (x8 - special order part) (skip R&I / parts only)
Passenger side skirt clips (x2) (skip R&I / parts only)
Sub total for aftermarket parts - (2hrs total parts labor)
Additional service as required by dealership
4-wheel alignment adjustment (will be sent to AccuTurn certified shop for service)
Parts total = estimated @ 12,500 minimum
Labor total = estimated @ 40.5 hours
- (56 per hour R&I assembly times 12.5 = 700)
- (120 per hour refinishing times 28 = 3360)
Total estimate = 16,560
(of course parts for a Lamborghini cost way more than 12,500 for those particular pieces, but you get the idea... )