A MOTORIST who offered his “horrendours” car for sale managed to flog it within hours for £100.
Kevin Blair, a coffin-maker, wanted rid of his worn-out 2002 Ford Fiesta and posted his offer on a local Facebook group.
Despite describing it as “rusted” and “stinking of mackerel”, just hours later he had an eager buyer racing to pay £10 more than the local scrap merchants.
Kevin, 37, from Errol, Perthshire, placed the original advert on the Errol Village Facebook page.
He wrote: “This is my horrendous car, it could be yours! MOT failure, brake pads, burst coil spring, a few wee other things.
“It runs fine, but there is a leak underneath that wasn’t picked up in the test.
“I’ll level with you, it’s s***e. All rusted and stinks of mackerel. I eat a lot of mackerel. Decent stereo, but I’m keeping that.
“I can get £90 at the scrapies for it, so offer me more, you can have it.”
The dad-of-two only bought the car a few months ago for £300 as a spare run-around but decided to flog it following the MOT failure.
Kevin said: “I was just going to scrap the car really as it’s no use to me without an MOT.
“It’s been a bit doom and gloom on the village Facebook group over the last few weeks so I thought I’d try to cheer folk up and see if any one needed a really terrible car.
“I stuck it up and said I could get £90 and a guy got in touch soon after and offered me £100 for it right off.
“He didn’t mention the humour in the ad, he just asked if I still had the car.
“Not long after he picked it up someone else got in touch and offered me £120 for but I’d already sold it, so I was kicking myself.”
Kevin, who has a “good” car for travelling about with the family, now plans to put the money towards buying his next banger.
He said: “I just used it for work, going back and forth over the hill.
“I’m going to put the money towards my next terrible banger, if I’m being honest.”