A 1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL with a difference has sold on eBay for £5,000.
The car is a non-runner – and always will be. It is made out of solid wood.
Hand-carved from teak and listed by a seller in the German city of Duisberg, the 1:1 scale replica comes with front wheels that actually steer.
The dashboard and interior also appear to be very detailed, even if the car is more likely to suffer from woodworm rather than a flat tyre.
The new owner should at least have the consolation that it should make huge savings on fuel as petrol prices rocket.
by Arthur Furrowfield