Showing posts from August, 2011

Car Sells for $16 Million: Sets World Record

Do you have room in your garage for this one? A 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa prototype sold at auction for $16,390,000 . The car has a V-12 engine and has raced in Nurburgring, Targa Florio, Laguna Seca, Le Mans and Sebring.

$18,000 Flip-Flops

Just in time for the rest of the summer. Chipkos Footwear is selling flip-flops that have been handpainted in 18-karat gold by David Palmer, a Los Angeles based artist. The purchase of this footwear includes the protection of 100,000 square feet of Costa Rican rainforest, two nights at a green Beverly Hills hotel, and a meeting with the artist. The flip-flops sell for $18,000 .

43 Carat Diamond to be Auctioned

The Golden Eye , a huge 43.5 carat yellow diamond measuring about an inch long and almost 3/4 inches wide, will be auctioned off by Bid4Assets with a reserve price of $900,000 . It had been confiscated by the Federal government in a sting operation involving money laundering in Ohio. The auction will have bid increments of $110,000 and bidders are required to put up a deposit of $180,000. The auction that begins Sept. 6 and ends Sept. 8. More details about the auction can be found at Bid4Assets . Picture courtesy of the US Marshals Office.

Diamond Encrusted Contact Lenses

If your vision isn't that good, you have a couple options: either eye glasses or contact lenses. But if you are rich, you have one more option, called eye jewelry. If you want people to look at you and maintain eye contact, you might want to consider diamond encrusted gold plated contact lenses. These lenses are made by Shekhar Eye Research and sell for only $15,000. There are 18 diamonds embedded in the gold for each lens.

Walton Ranch for Sale: $100 Million

Located between Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks, the 1,848 acre Walton Ranch is up for sale for $100 million . The property includes a two-story, 2,234-square-foot main house plus a manager’s housing complex with two homes, bunkhouse, outbuildings, sheds, barns and corrals.