How many cars could you buy if you won $154 million? That amount is, as best as I can figure, how much my wonderful wife and I would net if we were the only winners of the next Mega Millions drawing. At our age, we would take the cash and that amount is the cash value of the prize minus taxes.
As I have written before, I could probably limit my purchases to the following two cars:
The top photo, courtesy of amcarguide.com, is a 1967 Corvette complete with stinger hood and side exhaust. The bottom photo, from collectorscarsworld.com, is a De Tomaso Longchamp. Actually, I think this particular Longchamp belonged to Isabelle De Tomaso, former wife of company founder Alejandro. I would spend serious money resto-modding the cars, but they would retain all, or virtually all, of their classic looks.
I don’t think my wife or I would go crazy and buy dozens of cars. Besides, where would we put them? (Yes, in our new house with a 12-car garage.) I also don’t think we would buy any individual cars that would cost $1,000,000 or more, but I believe that one never really knows how they would act in a completely new situation.
My wonderful wife would keep her Corvette and I would probably keep my Z4. I can’t speak for her, but I would make some more modifications to the Z4, including a repaint in a different color: Space Gray Metallic.
I do not expect to win the lottery, but I think one of the positives in buying a lottery ticket is that allows a person to dream about what they would do if they won. You can’t win if you don’t play and repeating one of my favorite movie lines, this one from Diner, if you don’t have dreams you have nightmares. I have nightmares, anyway, so I might as well give myself something good to ponder.
What would you do if you won millions in a lottery?