New Harrods Owners' $2.5M Supercars Booted (Outside Store They Bought For $2.5B)

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In April, the Qatari royal family forked over $2.3 billion to buy Harrods, the UK department store. Now they'll fork over $800 in fines to remove boots from supercars worth $2.3 million two family members illegally parked out front.

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Instead of taking advantage of the Harrods valet parking service — £8 ($16) for the first hour or £40 ($62) for 8-9 hours with an additional £50 ($100) charge to store a car overnight — two members of the Qatari royal family illegally parked their $1.8 million Koenigsegg CCXR and $500,000 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce outside the London department store last week.

Now they'll have had to fork over around £200 ($400) for a parking ticket and to get their cars unclamped. But we guess when your combined value is $5 billion and you bought London's most famous department store for $2.3 billion, it's not even chump change.

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An onlooker said: "It's not every day you see cars like this, let alone watch them get clamped." We'd agree.

Video of the two cars — painted the same blue as the Qatari royal family colors — each with das boot below:

(Hat tip to Nick!)

[SWNS via Daily Mail]

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sirlurkalot
Sir Lurkalot

If I had those cars and that money, I would probably prefer to pay the $800 than let some valet 'park' my car. Didn't you ever see Ferris Bueller's Day Off?