Sunset Finances Disapproves of Man Burying His Bentley

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After a Sunday Times article published September 20th, 2013 entitled, “Man Pledges to Bury his Bentley for the Afterlife,” Sunset Finances expressed their disapproval with such an over-the-top act.

Sunset Finances today made known their displeasure with the actions of a wealthy Brazilian businessman who has pledged to bury his Bentley in his garden in order to access it in his afterlife.

According to a Sunday Times article, “Man Pledges to Bury his Bentley for the Afterlife,”(Published September 20th) 62-year-old Count Scarpa of Sao Paulo was inspired by an Egyptian television special about how Pharaohs used to bury their treasures to make the riches available to them after death. Scarpa posted his intent on Facebook, along with a photo of himself holding a shovel and standing next to a massive hole with his Bentley in the background. He is quoted as saying, “I decided to do as the Pharaohs: this week I will bury my favourite car, the Bentley here in the home garden! Bury my treasure in my palace! ... For those who doubt me, yesterday I already started making the hole in the garden to bury my Bentley! By the end of the week I will bury it!”

Sunset Finances was not keen on Scarpa’s objective, stating, “The cost of a 2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur like Scarpa’s is somewhere between $184,00 and $209,600. If he is serious in his goal of actually burying it into the ground, we would be inclined to disapprove. Typically we say, to each his own, as long as one’s actions are not hurting anybody else. But in this case, it seems that this act is akin to someone burying or throwing away that same amount of money, which we feel could be better used philanthropically or to help people far less privileged than this man.”

Sunset Finances pointed out that sadly, there is actually no insurance on what is to come in the afterlife, and that one of the last things a person can plan for before their death is their funeral or burial. Sunset Finances is quoted as saying, “As opposed to burying it, perhaps Scarpa should consider writing into his burial insurance plan that he wants the car present at his funeral, or even that he be buried within the car.” believes that that if consumers have any interest in learning about funeral and burial insurance in light of this article, a good resource for them is this website about death and AARP life insurance.

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