Monday, September 30, 2013
Count Scarpa, an eccentric Sao Paulo entrepreneur, wanted to drive in style in the afterlife so he announced plans to bury his £300,000 Bentley Flying Spur in his garden.
Count Scarpa got the idea to bury his “most precious item” while watching a television show about the ancient Egyptians. Scarpa posted pictures on his Facebook page with his Bentley next to a large hole, but ended up not burying the valuable car.
It turns out his plan was a stunt meant to bring attention to organ donation. Scarpa says, “I did not bury my car, but everyone thought it was absurd when I said I was going to. It’s absurd that people bury their organs, which can save many lives. Nothing is more valuable. Be a donor, tell your family."
See A Gift for the Afterlife, The Art Newspaper, Sept. 30, 2013.