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9 car dealers you should visit if you hit the lotto jackpot

We’ve done the research for you so you can just splurge

So we bought a lotto ticket just for this article. PHOTO BY VERNON B. SARNE

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office’s Ultra Lotto 6/58 jackpot currently stands at P849,578,320, which is a lot of cash in anyone’s book. Even after deducting the newly introduced tax, any winner would still be left with almost P600,000,000 to spend, and what better way to start spreading the cash than with a shiny new car? A trip to one of the world’s most exclusive dealerships might well be in order. The jackpot winner can book himself or herself a ticket and visit one of the most luxurious automotive sellers listed here. The rest of us, meanwhile, are free to dream and drool.


Auto Salon Singen. One of the oldest and most established luxury car dealerships in the world, this mecca for wealthy car lovers stocks almost every supercar under the sun and even has old classics for sale. So no matter if you fancy a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 230 Cabrio or a Porsche 918 Spyder, four-wheeled bliss is as simple as flying to Germany (and signing a very fat check, of course). www.auto-salon-singen.de/en


Bingo Sports. If you don’t want to go all the way to Germany just to get your dream car, then maybe a trip to this high-end dealership in Tokyo will be enough to satisfy your newfound craving for exotic cars. If the inventory here doesn’t cause your heart rate to go up, then you should probably be reading a gardening website instead. Currently on offer are gems like an original Porsche 935 from 1977, a 1994 Ferrari F40 LM, and even a road-legal version of the Porsche 962. Heaven! www.bingosportsworld.com


Seven Car Lounge. There are two things that quite a few people in Saudi Arabia have a lot of: money and a love of fast cars. It’s quite unsurprising then that some of the best supercar dealerships in the world are based in that oil-producing nation. This one is located in Riyadh and continuously sells some of the rarest vehicles on the planet. Right now, the company has a couple of LaFerraris, a McLaren P1 GTR and a Porsche 918 Spyder up for grabs, among many others. www.sevencarlounge.com


Knight International. If you really want to blow your whole jackpot win very quickly, then giving these guys a call may be your best option. The list of cars this dealer claims to be able to deliver is mind-boggling and carries astronomical price tags. Everything from a McLaren Senna to an Aston Martin Valkyrie can be had here, providing you can stomach the eye-watering digits and markups charged here. www.knightinternational.co


Joop Stolze Classic Cars. For anyone keen to make the windfall last a little longer, a trip to this amazing and slightly crazy place in the Netherlands might be a good idea. Owner Joop Stolze has amassed hundreds of cars and motorbikes in his 6,000sq-m showroom, many of them quite cheap and others quite rare. You can spend hours just browsing the inventory on the website. www.stolzeclassiccars.nl


Al Ain Class Motors. Fantasizing about racing around in a Lykan HyperSport? Or how about cruising through town in a one-off Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Pininfarina? This dealership has those two and a whole lot of other rare and ultra-expensive automobiles for sale right now. The company has been around since 1995, and is responsible for many of the expensive wheels rolling around in Dubai. www.alainclass.com


Fusion Luxury Motors. If you’d rather shop in the US of A, you can stop by this dealer in Los Angeles. This is the place where none other than Floyd Mayweather likes to buy most of his cars, with one of the company owners being on record as saying that the big-spending boxer has bought around 40 vehicles from the firm. It is, therefore, the perfect auto store for anyone with more money than sense. www.fusionmotorco.com


Canepa. Lovers of classic sports and race cars can’t go wrong with a trip to Bruce Canepa’s facility in Scotts Valley, California. From beautiful old 911s to Lola racing prototypes, this dealership has it all and can even restore old vehicles if needed. The current stocklist might not be the biggest one featured here, but it’s definitely quality over quantity. www.canepa.com


Joe Macari. One of London’s best-known supercar dealers, the last one on our list has a small but fine collection of automobiles for sale right now, including a Lamborghini Reventon, a Ferrari 599 GTO and a Ferrari Daytona. There’s even a Lamborghini that non-lottery winners can afford, as it is priced at just £14,950 (P1.05 million). Don’t believe us? It’s right here! www.joemacari.com

Frank Schuengel

Frank is a German e-commerce executive who loves his wife, a Filipina, so much he decided to base himself in Manila. He has interesting thoughts on Philippine motoring. He writes the aptly named ‘Frankly’ column.