What would you do with 32 million dollars? Well, first of all I’d love to have the 32 mil to even make this a realistic topic but what brought it to my attention was a recent Facebook post by the Motorsports Hall of Fame that Carroll Shelby’s 1959 Le Mans winning Aston Martin, the most successful Aston Martin race car in history is up for sale.
I’m a huge fan of Le Mans in the 50’s and 60’s; and who doesn’t respect Carroll Shelby. Anyone who knows anything about racing knows this car is a gem. Is it considered priceless? Apparently not. But for us common folk, it might as well be.
All this talk got me to thinking: if someone were to walk up to me and hand me 32 million dollars and say, “Go buy that car”, would I be able to do it? My first instinct was to say heck yeah, absolutely! But what if I was handed the money without instruction? Could I buy the car and continue on with life as it is now but have a really awesome car, or would my conscience take over and force me to put the money to better use?
Owning a car like that would be amazing; but in reality, I know I couldn’t do it. I’d take the money and set up college funds for my son, 3 nieces and 5 nephews, perhaps indulge in slightly less expensive automobile, pay off my home, etc. … you know, all the normal things people do after falling into a lump sum of money. Just looking at her, though, really makes me wish I was forced to make that decision.