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 |  Aug 31 2012, 2:00 PM

Apparently a Hummer just isn’t tough enough for the rough streets of Santa Monica, which is why Arnold Schwarzenegger has switched to a Mercedes-Benz Unimog.

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 |  Oct 15 2011, 1:49 PM

Up on eBay is the Ferrari 360 Spider belonging to none other than former California governor and killer of T1000s, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s. Maserati of Sacramento is currently selling this celebrity-owned exotic that appears to be in great condition with fresh bolts and plenty of clutch left. The convertible 360 sports 13,000 miles on the odometer and has a buy it now price of $92,450.

Other than that, the 2002 silver 360 seems standard issue with its 3.6L V8 engine and a clean title. It’s almost hard to believe that someone would be willing to spend close to six digits for a nine year old car, even if it is a Ferrari. But hey, it was once old by Schwarzenegger and for some that holds value in and of itself. As for us? We’d always be wondering what mistresses rode in the passenger seat with the top down.

[Source: eBay]

 |  Jun 10 2010, 9:18 AM


It appears as though last month’s much-touted tie-up between Toyota and American electric car maker Tesla Motors was more of a publicity stunt than the start of a brave new electric world. In a recently filed IPO statement to the SEC, Tesla says that while there are a lot of good intentions to work together on future electric vehicles and bring the Tesla Model S to market, “we have not entered into any agreements with Toyota for any such arrangement, including any purchase orders, and we may never do so.”

The deal, it seems, depends on Tesla’s IPO, which is how the electric car maker will generate the funds necessary to buy the NUMMI factory from Toyota. In other words, no IPO, no deal and no Model S build in California by former Toyota employees using the Japanese automakers proven formula for success.

So why all the fuss about the Tesla/Toyota tie-up? The folks at TTAC suggested it was just a whim by company CEO Akio Toyoda after driving the Tesla Roadster and falling in love with it. We suggest it’s more likely a political publicity stunt by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to get the support of his Prius driving constituents and help put some positive light on his bankrupt state.

[Source: NYT via AutoblogGreen]