The seller of a cheap Skoda Fabia advertised for just £550 on Auto Trader has been left bewildered after being inundated with questions from fake celebrities.
Twenty-five-year-old Johnny Delaney has received emails claiming to be from celebs including Matt Le Blanc, Lewis Hamilton and even Peter Pan after advertising his car on the car-selling website
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“Hey buddy, I’m thinking of moving to Skoda racing team from Mercedes next year,” quipped the bogus Lewis Hamilton. “I want a cheap run-around to test out the down-force and handling before [I] decide on the move.
“P.s. – I need Scherzi to fit in the back for sexy time,” he added.
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Delaney told The London Economic that he’s owned the 15-year-old Skoda for three years, and is now trading up to a brand new Seat.
“I do find the messages amusing but it is going on a bit long now and I keep thinking ‘I need to sell this car’,” he said.
“It seems people are just having a laugh about the car rather than trying to buy it.”
Pretending to be Queen guitarist Brian May, the emailer said: “Hey man, I need a car to get me to the Queen concerts without the fans knowing it’s me.
“Your Skoda is perfect but I have twisted my ankle so if I pay you could drive me for the next few months.
“That way ‘everything I do is driven by you’”.
The 2002 Skoda Fabia is a Silverline special edition that’s covered 90,380 miles. It’s advertised for just £550, but Johnny says he’s had just one genuine enquiry since it was advertised last week.