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Four Of Feebay's September Top Five Sales Are VWs! Honestly!

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On: Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 9:03AM | By: Andrew W Davis


Four Of Feebay's September Top Five Sales Are VWs! Honestly!

For those of you not in-the-know there might be some confusion with my headline. “You’re wrong, writer guy,” you say. “Any fool knows that Bentleys are English and Lamborghinis are Italian.”

Well, Any Fool, you’re wrong, and here’s why: Audi owns Lamborghini and Volkswagen—no lie—owns Bentley. VW owns Audi, too, by the way. And seeing as how Porsche is now part of the VeeDub empire, apart from Mercedes-Benz’ Maybach brand, it’s an (almost) all-VW show.

So, as I said at the outset, the second-most to fifth-most expensive cars on eBay are Volkswagens, to the tune of $1.3 million out of the $1.7 million total. I know! Did I just blow your mind or what?!

TOP SELLER #1: $399,900 — 2009 Maybach 62 S Sedan — [Sept. 14, 2011] More Info
The world’s fanciest S-Class makes its first appearance on this list in memory, and for only $900 more than the Lambo below. Seems some value poundage over performance, though I don’t share the sentiment. Anyhoo, this 15,558-mile Maybach reportedly comes with every option you can opt for, short of Jay-Z’s butt-prints in its back seats. The Baltic Black beast is being sold by Scottsdale Ferrari, so I think the buyer can feel confident that this is no re-commissioned wreck. Add to that the fact that on a dollar-per-pound basis, this 62 S has to rank as one of eBay’s better values….

TOP SELLER #2: $399,000 — 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 Super Veloce — [Sept. 13, 2011] More Info
Who keeps ordering oversexed supercars in Maytag White? Are they color-coordinating with the refrigerator-freezer in their garage? Granted, not every Lamborghini should be painted in a shocking citrus-based hue, but NONE of them should be white. Take this car: It’s claimed to be #151 of 350 LP670-4 Super Veloces built, so even in a sea of Murcielagos, this model stands out. This particular car, however, won’t. But maybe they’re going for understated. If so, mission accomplished for this loaded 1,300-mile wonder. Problem is, it had an MSRP of almost $500k when new—just ONE YEAR AGO—so how much of the HUNDRED-GRAND-hit on price did this owner take merely for his (or her) tastes tending towards the understated?...

TOP SELLER #3: $299,000 — 2011 Bentley Mulsanne Sedan — [Sept. 17, 2011] More Info
Good God these things are ooo-glay. They’re ten tons of ugly in a one-pound sack. Their interior wood trim was harvested from the Ugly Tree. Have I made my point? There is NO excuse for any car looking this way, ESPECIALLY something as expensive as a Bentley. Then again, someone wanted it bad enough to pony-up this dealer’s $300k asking price, so it must have some non-cosmetics-related things going for it. Hopefully the new buyer won’t make the previous owner’s mistake and will never look this thing in the face. But Owner No.1 lasted less than a year and only 447 miles before their Mulsanne went all Medusa on them, so what chance does THIS buyer have?...

TOP SELLER #4: $298,729.08 — 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS — [Sept. 11, 2011] More Info
Damn Canadians. Did you know that they call their money “dollars” like ours but then charge dupes different amounts for them than we do? FeeBay prices aren’t supposed to have anything right of the first dollar slot, and there’s certainly no reason for that “C” to be there all by itself at stage left. Maybe if they just used real ‘Murrican Greenbacks instead of their voodoo mystery money they’d have time to concentrate on writing the kind of auction listing and taking the right sort of photos that befit a beast like this. I mean, you’re charging someone nearly three-hundred-grand in REAL MONEY for this thing and you go to sell it with an eBay listing my ten-year-old daughter makes fun of? I guess the joke’s on me as your “67 kilometre” supercar sold, so what do I know?...

TOP SELLER #5: $295,000 — 2005 Porsche Carrera GT — [Sept. 1, 2011] More Info
I thought I’d never see the day when a 911 model—ANY 911 model—would be worth more than the mighty Carrera GT. When this thing was new it set itself apart from all other supercars by meaning it when it said it was a race car for the street. While others are cosseted in electronic-nanny-inspired comfort you can be out nearly killing yourself every time you get sassy with the gas pedal as this Porsche was built to give you more than enough mechanical rope to hang yourself the moment you forgot that all 612 of this V10’s horsepower will come on RIGHT NOW AND NOT STOP AND I HAVE TO REALLY SHIFT IT’S A REALLY-MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND OH MY GOD WHY CAN I SEE THE REAR ENGINE COVER WHERE THE ROAD AHEAD SHOULD BE AND WHY IS ROAD WHERE THE SKY BELONGS AND... You get the point. The selling dealer says this Carrera is as close to new as you can buy, and judging by its (pictured) condition—and 2,000 miles—that sounds like a fair claim for them to make. My only question is how they put that MANY trouble-free miles on a car that would think nothing of turning you into a quivering mass of pasty-white sweat-soaked jelly every time you strapped it on…


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