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Link Love From The Car Connection: Ferrari Goes For Big Bills, Rolls Royce Ghost In The Flesh, And A Flashback To Simpler Times

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1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

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Rolls Royce Ghost in the wild

Rolls Royce Ghost in the wild

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Big spender -- Well, someone out there still has money: a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa has sold at auction for a whopping €9,020,000 ($12,135,000). No word on who the winner was, but we're pretty sure it wasn't us. At least we hope it wasn't. [Autogespot]

Pardon me, ragazzi-- Speaking of Ferrari: the chairman of that zippy Italian auto company is heading a new project to run high-speed trains throughout The Boot. They may not be on time, but you'll enjoy the ride when it finally shows up. [Telegraph via JV]

Sur-prise, sur-prise -- Here are things we expect to see on ferries: screaming children, seasick adults, grandmothers lecturing us on the shortcomings of powdered bleach. Here's not what we expect: a Rolls Royce Ghost, nekkid as a jaybird. We love surprises. [WorldCarFans]

Misadventures in product placement -- For anyone who's ever wondered what it'd look like to pit an Audi against a prop plane in a teensy-weensy race down a section of aircraft carrier: we just found your Christmas present. To make the clip below even funnier/dumber, as the plane takes off, try shouting "It's got wiiiiings!" like that lady in the maxi-pad ad from years ago. See? Mondays can be totally hilarious. [LeBlogAuto]

Flashback -- It's funny how time flies. As you'll see in this clip from last December, folks used to be worried about congress getting wrapped up in Detroit's operations. Today, they're just worried about Detroit, period. The clip may provide a few chuckles about government-designed vehicles--although, anyone who thinks this is politically astute parody should remember one thing: the Pontiac Aztek. Truth hurts, kids. [YouTube]

 
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