An unidentified Arab Sheik has spent $47,000 to send his Lamborghini 6,500 miles to Britain for an oil change. On top of the $40 grand for air fare, the sheikh spent over $7,000 to have specialty mechanics service the vehicle, a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 (as seen in “The Dark Knight”).
So let’s trace the flow of your petrodollars: You (and 300 million other Americans) spent $75 filling your gas tank. The sheik in Qatar used some of that money to buy a $400,000 Italian Lamborghini, which he shipped on a Qatari airline for $40,000 to a British mechanic, who he paid $7,000.
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