Britain: Car Fare

Whether installing a pay phone in his 72-room Surrey mansion or waxing frugal in Playboy magazine, Oilman Jean Paul Getty has proved time and again that he is equally at home pinching a penny in his native U.S. or in his adopted Britain. Last week Getty, 74, was at it again—this time with some advice for British automobile owners anxious to get more miles for their money. "No cost-conscious motorist," said he, with his own inimitable perspective, "can ever afford to be without a chauffeur—even if he secretly plays the part himself."

In other words, wrote Getty in the first...

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