‘Worst BMW’ for sale on Ebay
It doesn’t sound the most obvious way to sell a terrible car you want to get rid of, but sales manager, Richard Harris of Birkenhead – based Classic Cars on the Wirral, tried the novel approach of being completely honest about a car he was selling and thought was terrible. The advert for the 1998-reg trade in BMW 318ti, which he placed on Ebay, was headlined with the matter of fact description: ‘Everything is in poor condition’.
He went further, calling the blue four seater as, ‘a piece of crap’ and a ‘proper little chav chariot’, with an exhaust that sounded ‘like a fart in a bath’.
Being offered as ‘seen’ and ‘for parts only’, Harris’s complete and utter distain for the car doesn’t hold back: “If in doubt, please presume all parts of the car are either broken, rusty, or covered in some kind of dubious residue. That way you won’t be disappointed. Actually you probably will.”
He goes on: “While the front wings may look like they are securely attached to the car, they are in fact flapping gaily in the spring breeze that we have today. They may break free at any time.
“When selecting tyres, the previous owner used the thinking that variety is the spice of life. They are all of various wear levels and some of the countries they have come from no longer exist so please presume they require replacement.”
Harris told the Liverpool Echo: “It’s without a doubt the worst car I’ve ever sold – it had no redeeming features.”
Perhaps surprisingly, the no reserve auction drew 35 offers, with the winning bid being £220. That said, no-one has shown up to pay for it yet, so Harris may be returning his dream car to Ebay once more.