CARS AND CASTLES

Dated: December 30 2020

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Cars have gotten expensive. In 1993, McLaren introduced the world to the F1 supercar and everything changed. Considered by many to be the greatest production car of all time, the F1 reached a top speed of 240 mph and cost $1 million. With a limited run of just 106 cars, it was as rare as it was costly. However, the F1 turned out to be a sound investment. In 2019, a McLaren F1 LM sold at auction in Monterey for $19.8 million. Not bad. Here at Team Silvers, we love cars and we love real estate. So we thought it would be fun to compare some recently listed properties here in St. Petersburg and some new cars selling at the same price point.

Koenigsegg Gamera

Introduced this year at the Geneva Road Show, the Gamera is Swedish hypercar manufacturer Koenigsegg’s first attempt at building a four-seater. The Gamaera comes standard with 1700 horsepower produced by a hybrid gas/electric system comprised of a three-cylinder combustion engine and three electric motors. 0-62 mph is achieved in an eye-watering 1.9 seconds so shuttling the kids to school expeditiously shouldn’t be a problem. With Koenigsegg’s Automated Twisted Synchrohelix Actuation Doors, you’ll never be mistaken for a Prius in the carpool line. A bargain at any price, a well equipped Gamera will set you back $1.8 million or $17,000 a square foot.

500 Brightwaters Blvd NE

Located in beautiful Snell Isle just north of Downtown St. Petersburg, this Mediterranean palace features 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, courtyard with pool, main level guest suite and a detached guest casita. Built in 1925 by renowned developer Sam.

Schooley, this 6000 plus square foot masterpiece could be yours for just $1.825 million and never requires an oil change. An absolute steal at $301 a square foot. If you love it (and secure pre-approval) contact Team Silvers and prepare for opulence!

Bentley Grand Convertible

Nothing screams “I’ve arrived” quite like a Bentley. And the Grand Convertible makes all other Bentley’s terribly jealous. With only 19 examples produced for the entire world, the Grand Convertible takes unattainability to a whole new level. Each Grand Convertible will be built by hand by Mulliner, allowing almost any visible feature to be customized in a bespoke color making your Bentley one of one. That privilege along with the largest single piece of book-matched Burr Walnut ever installed in an automobile will cost you $3.5 million or approximately $32,000 a square foot. Before options.

307 Brightwaters Blvd NE

“Villa Tramonta Rosa” or Mansion with the Rose Sunset is just down the road a piece from our first property. Another Sam Schooley endeavor, this Mediterranean villa will not disappoint. Featuring 173 feet of waterfront views and 4300 square of living space this property personifies high-end Florida living. The current owner recently purchase the adjacent lot with a matching gazebo and added an outdoor kitchen and over-sized garage with golf cart parking in 2017. All this could be yours for the paltry sum of $3.35 million or $773 a square foot. With the money you saved passing on the Bentley acquisition, you could purchase a loaded Mercedes Benz S550 and spend a week in Monaco. If you just can’t live without it contact Team Silvers today and we’ll move heaven and earth to make it happen.
-MP

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