Thursday, 13 November 2008

A little bit of eBay magic...

At the start of this month an eBay user in Michigan listed an old Pontiac that he'd obtained after the owner died. Rusty and dented, without an engine or transmission and looking rather sorry for itself, he began the bidding at $500.

Unbeknownst to the seller, he had a rather rare Pontiac LeMans Tempest Super Duty - one of only six ever made, and one of the last two remaining... and was almost certainly the example driven by Stan Antlocer: the fastest drag car in the world in 1963.

It's a genuine feelgood story - the guy obviously had no idea of the car's history, and was somewhat overwhelmed by the volume of people contacting him about the car. The final selling price? $226,521.63

See the listing here.

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