Saving Your Soul with a Lamborghini
In the aftermath of a horrible break-up, Richard Jordan of Texas sold everything he owned and bought a Lamborghini Gallardo. He did not buy the car to get the girl back. He bought it to save his soul. Much like the way the movie character Forrest Gump ran across the country to free his soul from his lost love, Jordan put $75,000 down on a Lamborghini Gallardo to drive it across the country to free his soul.
Ironically, Jordan purchased his Lamborghini on July 4, 2006 as an ultimate expression of his freedom and independence. He bought it from a dealership in Ohio for $180,000. Many people do not even own homes worth that much and at the time, Jordan was still trying to sell his home that he purchased for his then bride-to-be. On that iconic Independence Day, Jordan had the car, but no place to really call his home, so he just drove.
Over the course of a year, he crossed the United States three times. He made acquaintances with locals as he drove from various places in the course of a night or two. He would sleep in motels and wander from coast to coast driving one of the fastest and most expensive cars on the planet.
You might wonder if Jordan ever crossed the speed limit in his treks across the states. The answer is yes. He accumulated over 50 speeding tickets and he actually arrested in Indiana when the state police found him with an expired registration and a handgun in his car. The event cost him over $25,000.
In today’s world, most people drive a Lamborghini occasionally as any type of miles drag down the value of the car. Jordan put over 90,000 miles on his Lamborghini, making it nearly worthless to anyone who might consider adding this car to a collection. He actually over drove the car and did not keep up on its maintenance. With all of those miles and the hard driving, the car is practically useless now. Unfortunately, it is just a big paperweight in his garage, but his soul has been freed from the amazing ride that he took with his very own black Lamborghini Gallardo.