facebook
twitter
search
search

Famous British flood car sells for $165,000

March 21, 2014 at 2:15 PM

YEOVIL, England, March 21 (UPI) -- The owner of a car that became famous as an underwater symbol of flooding in Somerset, England, has sold for $165,000 on eBay.

Hubert Zajaczkowski, 21, whose Seat Toledo spent weeks under several feet of flood water when he was forced to abandon it Christmas Eve on a road near the village of Muchelney, said he put the non-working automobile up for sale on eBay and it sold for $165,000, the Mirror reported Friday.

Zajaczkowski, who did not identify the buyer, said the money will go toward a charity dedicated to helping victims of the Somerset flooding.

The car became famous as a symbol of the flooding and appeared in international media outlets. it was mentioned by Prince Charles and Prime Minister David Cameron during remarks about the flooding.

"I wasn't expecting my car to be on telly and then eventually international news and in newspapers," Zajaczkowski said.

He said the 15-year-old car has seen better days.

"It smells. It is unbelievably disgusting in there," he said.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Hammerhead shark bumps boat motor off Florida coast
Milwaukee museum to show Pope Benedict portrait made from condoms
74.8-inch Illinois cow posthumously named tallest ever by Guinness
Cows filmed fleeing from police van, running farmer in Scotland
Vlogger shoots iPhones to determine bullet-stopping capabilities