The other day I was speed walking through Hurlingham when I saw that notorious Aston Martin DB9 that some clown paid 25 million Kenyan coins for. I stopped and stared and shook my head.
Kenya is littered with nonsensical vehicles, most of which are just cheap and/or ugly, but some go to the other extreme. There are numerous ridiculous automotive displays of wealth littering this impoverished city; from the 50million shilling Bentley GT Coupe to pretty much every car at the Concours d’Elegance that wasn’t for sale. One has to wonder why anyone would drive a car that sits so close to the ground in a country riddled with oversized bumps, potholes and matatu drivers. As far as practicality goes, none exists in the case of these cars.
While I don’t approve of people wasting buckets of money on purposelessness and ostentatious displays of opulence, I am a car enthusiast and do unfortunately ascribe to the sad bumper sticker wisdom that he who dies with the most toys wins. That said, if I were to squander Fort Knox’s holdings on a vehicle just for the heck of it, it’d probably be one of the ones below. Continue reading