Marketwatch: Quadrophenia at Auction


A Lambretta was recently sold at Sotheby's for a charity auction.  It was a replica of the scooter in the iconic movie Quadrophenia, though not the original scooter.  Hammer price: $209,000 USD.  Let that sink in for a second...

Consider that the actual scooter used in the movie sold in 2008 for £36,000.

Personally, I see this as part-and-parcel of our new Guilded Age.  Sure, it is nice that it was for charity... but honestly, the fact that someone has such an ridiculous amount of money that they can drop two hundred grand on a bauble is pretty obscene.

If you want to go deep into the weeds of the actual scooters used in Quadrophenia, this site has your geek-out covered.