Alas…it’s a fantasy only the very wealthy will be able to afford, but beginning November ’07 you can bid on eBay for a vintage Land Rover Series once owned by the Dalai Lama.
"We understand the Dalai Lama used this Land Rover to visit Buddhist encampments in the Himalayas. Despite its age, it's in great shape and the transmission has just been re-done, among other things" says Eric Gazin of Auction Cause, the company behind the sale of the vehicle.
The army-green vehicle was owned by the Dalai Lama from 1966 – 1975, and it was recently named one of the “10 Most Exclusive Land Rovers In The World” by Land Rover Life magazine.
"This is an amazing item that rarely becomes available at auction.
This was the Dalai Lama's daily transportation vehicle before he passed it on to his brother, who, in turn, donated it to the Dalai Lama Foundation here in California” Gazin said.
As to Sharon Stone, the highest bidder at the 10-day online auction will also win a chance to sit next to the actress at an upcoming Dalai Lama Foundation gala in San Francisco and meet with the Buddhist guru as part of a private teaching session in India next March.
The bidding for the whole package will start at $75,000, but it is expected to fetch double, maybe triple that amount. And all proceeds will go to the Dalai Lama Foundation in California, so you can feel good about indulging your inner mystic. (After all, this fantasy covers all the bases! How often does that happen in life?)
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