Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Not an S8, but A8

Couple of things on the Audi (see post below):

- Bought it with my own money (15.000 usd - which is like 300 Euro's these days - long live the strong Euro!).

- Not stolen in Europe, but original Audi, newly imported through the Audi dealer here in Beirut. When I bought it, it was seven years old.

- Not an S8 (unfortunately), but an A8. Here in Lebanon it is all about appearances. So the former owner, some kind of girl, put these little stickers on the back to make it look like an S8 from the outside. Pathetic of course and an insult to the makers of the movie Ronin. At the other hand - kind of funny ( Just like the little Holy Moli Maria picture next to the dashboard). So it is actually a Catholic Arab Audi A8 Pretending To Be A S8.


You've got to love it.

And by the way: Not driving a fast car in Lebanon can get you into serious trouble. I made this picture last year during the summer war, right after an Israeli air strike on a car carrying a Lebanese family, just south of the city of Tyre.



Harald Doornbos

5 comments:

Gerard said...

I'm not so much into cars. But my Lebanese brother in law is. He owns a Mercedes. 'Same type as in which Lady Diana died,' he told me. So that is not reassuring in Lebanese traffic...

Harald Doornbos said...

Lol, that is so true...and there are tunnels enough here...

GroetenuitGroningen said...

"(15.000 usd - which is like 300 Euro's these days - long live the strong Euro!)."

Can you tell me where i can buy $ 15.000,- for only € 300,-?

Anonymous said...

Great reply!

Harald Doornbos said...

Just wait another two years....