Check out some of the insanely fancy cars spotted at Goldman Sachs Asia

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Because my trip through the Goldman Sachs parking garage was so popular last year, I decided to do it again – spending five minutes (literally one lap) driving through the garage at Cheung Kong Center, home of Goldman Sachs Asia.

Bear in mind that most senior bankers in Asia are chauffeur driven, so this isn’t even the most ostentatious reflection of reality.

Wall Street critics might say, “Where are the customers’ cars?” But don’t worry – Jho Low isn’t going hungry either.

John LeFevre is the author of the New York Times bestselling book and Amazon Book of the Month, Straight To Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery, And Billion-Dollar Deals out this week on paperback .

Here are just a few of the highlights:


Porsche 911

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This Porsche 911 GT3 RS starts at US$176,000 in the US, but in Hong Kong, it will set you back HK$3,100,000 or US$400,000.


We got parking problems

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A failure to park in between the lines is a common theme.


Tim Leissner

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I guess Tim Leissner hasn’t shipped all of his stuff to LA yet?


Ferraris again (yawn)

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Seeing Ferraris here is a bit like seeing a zebra on an African safari. It’s cool the first couple of times – until you realize that they’re everywhere.


It’s another Porsche 911, but …

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With an old model Porsche 911 Turbo, this guy is definitely worried about bond market liquidity.


One car ain’t enough

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The guy keeps two cars at the office. I used to keep 2 HP calculators in my desk.


So fancy

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With a custom paint job like that, this guy probably wears a pocket square and gives out business cards to girls in bars.


Not GS material

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A Lotus? This guy probably works across the street at Citigroup.


Maseratis

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Maseratis are as common as Ferraris. Not so sure about the matte paint job though; the one I totaled was cherry red.


Sparky 7

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Someone paid US$ 2.3 million for the license plate “28” because the number is pronounced “yi-fat” in Cantonese which sounds like “become wealthy”. In the case of this old S-Class, the license plate might be worth more than the car.


First

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Not 1st at parking though.


He’s still here

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Still here from last year, so it’s safe to assume this driver wasn’t a casualty of Goldman’s annual 10% cull.


Capping compensation? What cap?

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“Is it possible to make too much money, to have too much ambition, to be too successful? As the guardian of the interests of the shareholders and, by the way, for the purposes of society, I’d like [my employees] to continue to do what they are doing. I don’t want to put a cap on their ambition. It’s hard for me to argue for a cap on their compensation.” – Lloyd Blankfein


License plate game: strong

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Nothing special about this Maserati Quattroporte, but it is worth noting that the Mainland Chinese plate alone costs US$150,000.


Land Rover

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This Land Rover Defender is so off-road ready that it comes with an exhaust snorkel. The only thing that’s seen less use is its driver’s box of Magnums.


Banking crisis? What crisis?

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Banking really never recovered from the crisis, as evidenced by the mid-aughties Lamborghini Gallardo and Porsche GT3. Or maybe they just work in FICC.


A Leaky Mercedes?

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Must be one of the “brown suits” (back office guys).