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Inspired By The Pharaohs, Brazilian Weirdo Buries His Bentley

"Buries His Bentley" is not a euphemism.

It’s difficult to know where to begin with this story, so we’ll start by introducing you to the central character, a wealthy Brazilian businessman who calls himself simply “Count Scarpa”. This sounds a bit weirder than it really is, as he is actually the son of an Italian Count, but that’s the only part of this which isn’t weird. Apparently, the 62-year-old self-made millionaire was inspired by the Egyptian Pharaohs to bury his most prized possession, a Bentley Flying Spur.

His explanation for burying the car is that it will allow him to enjoy it in the afterlife, and so far as anyone can tell, he quite genuinely believes this. He was photographed next to the hole he dug in the back yard of his mansion, located in a wealthy Sao Paulo suburb. His pallor suggests that they have already started embalming him in preparation for mummification. And as you might expect, he looks generally as crazy as a shithouse rat. The Daily Mail reports that the car cost him £310,000 ($496,000), quite a bit more than the $200,000 US-market base price. Obviously, price is no object for Count Cuckoo. After all, you can't take it with you to the grave right? Or can you?

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