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Credit Crunch Supercars

Man Builds Lamborghini in Cellar

— November 6, 2008 — Autos
Hardly off the Detroit assembly line or imported from the finest italian showroom, Ken Imhoff cut costs by building his own luxury sports car. The only problem was that he forgot to plan ahead with the ‘d’ in this case really ending up on the next line. Read all about his intricate and most embarrassing dilemma.

According to Ananova, a Wisconsin who fell in love with the Lamborghini after seeing it in the movie ‘Cannonball Run’ has built one in his own cellar cutting to say the very least the cost of taxes, importation, labor etc. The only problem is the cost of removing the car from the cellar has added up a bit because the poor fellow had to dig into the foundations of his house to get it out.

Ken Imhoff is a patient man--or at least so it seems. It took him 17 years to build his own version of the Lamborghini in the basement of his home. His delight in completing the task was matched by extreme despair when he realized he had no way of getting the car out of cellar!

It is not known how much it cost him to hire an excavator to gouge out a slope in his garden and then dig down into the foundations of his house. The car was then hooked up to the excavator and pulled out. Despite the effort and cost, Mr. Imhoff told the press that it was all worth it.
Trend Themes
1. DIY Supercars - The trend of individuals building their own luxury sports cars to cut costs and customize their vehicles.
2. Personalized Manufacturing - The trend of individuals customizing their vehicles through DIY manufacturing, creating unique and personalized products.
3. Long-term DIY Projects - The trend of individuals dedicating years to completing ambitious DIY projects, showcasing patience and determination.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive - The automotive industry can embrace the trend of DIY supercars by offering customizable kits and supporting enthusiasts throughout the building process.
2. Home Improvement - The home improvement industry can tap into the trend of long-term DIY projects by providing products and services that cater to ambitious individuals looking to transform their homes.
3. Excavation and Construction - The excavation and construction industry can cater to the demand for specialized services, such as removing vehicles from unique locations or creating unconventional pathways for transportation.
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