If you've ever tried to sell your car you'll know it can be an unenjoyable experience. You have buyer after buyer come over and inspect your beloved vehicle like they're looking for clues at a murder scene.
You might have even fudged some information about the wheels, or said that it's never been in an accident.
Well, if you felt bad about lying, don't, because at least you haven't tried to flog your car off as a Subaru World Rally Car.
eBay user lewys33 has taken it upon himself to jazz up his Vauxhall Omega and stretched the truth just ever so slightly.
He's slapped a few decals on the 2001 vehicle and added some 'Rover Racing Gold as this was found to be lighter than the gold used originally'.
He describes his beautiful motor as 'a limited collectors edition Subaru Impreza World Rally Car - Genuine Replica. This vehicle ticks every box - It could sit in a collection, be used as a daily driver, or could go back to its roots as a rally car'.
He adds: "Some minor alterations will give that away to the eagle-eyed Subaru world rally car fans and collectors, however let me assure you this is up there with the best. I have been a Subaru mechanic for many, many hours and I have not seen such a good, genuine replica as this one. The vehicle comes with homologation from Subaru UK proving the authenticity of the genuine replica.
"We also have celebrity endorsement further confirming the genuine replica-ness."
So if your interest has been piqued then let me give you some stats. Apparently the car has only done 72,000 miles in its 16-year lifetime and the engine is still top notch.
Lewys33 says: "The power of this machine is phenomenal. When rolling roaded the computer displayed FF - which one can only assume means F- Fast."
It comes with a few 'battle scars' which was a result of completing the European Rally across France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Monaco. Well, well, well, this is a beast of a machine.
There are three features which should be highlighted:
- The bonnet scoop is not fitted with screws to save weight - therefore genuine 3 'EM' tape has been used.
- Due to an application error the left-hand side vinyl has been cut out freehand by one of the top international sign writers and it 'really is insane how well he has managed to disguise this'.
- The vehicle is fitted with a tow bar. "This adds weight however it can help you when reversing in to other rally-goers at high speed," says lewys33.
So what are you waiting for? It was originally posted for just 99p but has now skyrocketed up to £510.
If the ad wasn't the best thing ever, the questions that some people have asked are even better.
One writes: "Are you stoned? Drunk? Or blind?"
Lewys33 says: "No just deaf after driving this beast."
He clearly enjoyed trolling some people who thought he was daft enough to try and pull off the disguise.
The ad is reminiscent of an eBay posting where a dad was trying to sell his son's 2005 Renault Clio.
In the ad, he said: "The passenger side has a large dent on it, where my son tried to climb the corner of my house. The clutch is now slipping, again he did not know this, as loud music is the preferred thing, and could not hear it slipping, just wondered why it took him longer to get up a hill.
"Surprisingly, the electric windows still work well, considering the amount of times they go up and down calling to his mates, and banter with the passing girls, many of whom have been taken for rides in the car, which may explain the passenger seat not moving back and forth anymore, still makes it hard for them to escape his deafening music.
"It's now down to me to dispose of this wonderful car I bought him many years ago. Now he has a new one, he thinks that you just leave it parked on the side of the road until someone comes and takes it."
Apparently the son was demanding the cash for the sale, even though dad Nigel was the one putting in the effort. That's the way the cookie crumbles.Featured Image Credit: eBay/lewys33