A silver Seat Toledo saloon that became the reluctant worldwide media star of flooding in the Somerset Levels is back on screen – this time on the internet sales site eBay.
The car, owned by one Hubert Zajaczkowski, was last seen floating along a road-turned-river near the village of Muchelney after being abandoned in rising floodwater on Christmas Eve last year.
Now, the steely Toledo that was papped by the sensation-seeking media as they gathered to tell the world about the Levels’ new water levels, will help bring some relief to the flood’s victims.
The grubby, windowless car, which had 110,000 miles on the clock before it became amphibious, isn’t a runner, but is said to have its CD player in place – has had 69 bids at the time of writing, the highest of them for £410.
The proceeds, says the vendor, are destined for floodwings, an organisation set up to help victims of flooding “or a different charity chosen by the buyer”.
Fancy bidding on the soggy Toledo? Click here.
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