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For the Rich, Cargo Vans on Steroids

Via: New York Times

Steve Kantor admits that he likes to travel in style. He is an affable investment banker, concerned about flaunting his wealth, but he drives around Manhattan in what looks like a simple black delivery van.

Of course, most vans do not have chauffeurs, as Mr. Kantor’s has. Or a built-in office, custom installed.

“I have two big-screen televisions; I have a couch in the back that goes into a bed,” Mr. Kantor said. “I have four chairs that go back and massage you. It has a desk, a table and an intercom so you can have meetings in there if you want to.”

As the economy limps along and more attention is paid to the so-called 1 percent, some of the richest New Yorkers have taken to driving around in vehicles that ooze neither wealth nor privilege. But on the inside, the vans may be as lavishly decorated as the private railroad cars owned by turn-of-the-century industrialists.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/21/nyregion/rich-new-yorkers-are-driving-custom-designed-cargo-vans.html?_r=2&partner=rss&emc=rss

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for the longer commute:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2053941/Inside-twice-homeless-billionaires-private-train-car-complete-master-bedroom-marble-bathroom-observation-room.html

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November 22, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment