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Jakarta Post

Luxury cars: Status symbols selling like hot cakes

  • Burhanuddin Abe


Jakarta   /   Mon, December 13 2010   /  12:07 pm

A luxury car is an obvious status symbol. It’s not surprising that many billionaires, celebrities or successful sportsman or sportswoman, have the hobby of collecting luxury cars.

One would find, not one, but several luxury cars, parked in the driveway of their luxury homes.

One such example is David Beckham, who has seven luxury cars in his garage. With earnings of over US$200,000 per week the collection of this flamboyant soccer player is complete: BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Porsche, Hummer as well as Bentley.

This is not a new hobby for the husband of Victoria “Posh” Beckham. After becoming a soccer star he started to purchase luxury cars. His first Bentley costing £170,000 or about Rp 2.5 billion was left behind in England when he moved to Real Madrid.

In Madrid the English soccer star was seen driving an open-top Aston Martin Vanta...