Dairy Queen, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and an Electric Speedster

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Dairy Queen, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and an Electric Speedster

#1 Post by Edwin Ek » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:48 am

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Re: Dairy Queen, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and a Speedster

#2 Post by neilbardsley » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:09 am

Unfortunately I can't watch the video at work but the chance of Warren Buffett owning a speedster is about 0%. Must be owned by someone else! For a very successful investor he isn't know for spending. I think he has owned the same house and car for 20 years?

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#3 Post by Edwin Ek » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:14 am

If anybody owns it, Gates probably does. He bought a 959 when they were new and kept it in a warehouse for a long time because he couldn't register it- it wasn't US legal.

I think Gates was instrumental in getting the show and display law passed. Buffett doesn't care about cars.
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Re: Dairy Queen, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and a Speedster

#4 Post by Joris Koning » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:02 am

its a plastic....
'56 Coupe
'57 Coupe
'59 Cab 
'60 Coupe

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#5 Post by Edwin Ek » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:16 am

It is electric and plastic. Company is Electra Meccanica. $250K, 250 ft-lb of torque at motor, 644 at rear wheels. How does that work?!?

0 to 60 in 6 seconds.

https://electrameccanica.com/eroadster/
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#6 Post by Doug McDonnell » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:04 am

Warren traded in his 06 Caddy on a 2014. He only drives about 3500 miles/year so his 06 was probably still a creampuff. https://money.cnn.com/2014/07/15/autos/ ... index.html
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#7 Post by Jim Clement » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:21 pm

interesting - the company is tied to Inter mechanica.. spelling likely not correct.
it is the company from Vancouver that produces the replica 356 cars .. good product for sure..
 

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