The Swedish-made Koenigsegg CCXR, valued at £1.2m, (that's US $1,944,23530) [one of only six ever made]
Conversion worked out on CoinMill.com.
The top-end Knightsbridge store Harrods was bought from the former owner, Mohammed Al Fayed by investors in April for £1.5bn by the Qatar Holding group, led by the Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani.
The whole Harrods store cost slightly more, by comparison, than the Koenigsegg CCXR car! Once again, this clamping incident shows that something is very wrong with the balance in the world. Some people own cars worth a fortune, while others cut down on food to save money. Still more flee from their homes with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Mother Earth contains enough resources to share with us all. Why isn't it equally distributed?
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council said the vehicles, both painted the same shade of light-blue, were in serious contravention of parking rules. £120 penalty charge notices were issued, but the cars were released for £70 each as the fines were paid within 14 days.
A Council spokesman said: "There is a greater shortage of parking space for residents in Kensington and Chelsea than practically anywhere else in the country. At the same time we have a huge number of visiting motorists attracted here by our fine shops, restaurants and other attractions."
I've shopped in Harrods several times. Once, looking for a teddy bear for my grandson, and another time with my daughter Amanda. This incident still brings a giggle. The door guards stopped Amanda for showing her midriff, whereupon she untied her shirt and let it hang free, all crumpled and ugly. She was a top model working from Paris at the time.
In our country, anyone can look at other people's property as long as they obey the rules. We can look, but not take. This brings up the whole question of ownership and the right to hoard possessions gained by the circumstances of birth or by working to amass wealth. Somewhere, we need to find balance.