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10 July 2017

Bloke trying to sell his Skoda online left baffled after he’s inundated with offers from ‘celebs’

A BLOKE trying to flog his £550 Skoda on Auto Trader is being bombarded by prank buyers posing as A-list celebs.

Johnny Delaney, 25, has found himself inundated with messages claiming to be from Lewis Hamilton, Matt Le Blanc, Olly Murs, Brian May and even U.S. President Donald Trump.

Johnny Delaney has been inundated with requests to buy his car from 'celebs'
Johnny Delaney has been inundated with requests to buy his car from ‘celebs’
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Enquiries have also come in from people pretending to be Sir Michael Cane, Derek Trotter and Tiger Woods, who asked: “How many birds can I fit in the back for cocaine-fuelled orgies?”

Johnny has only had one serious enquiry since he listed the Fabia 1.4 Silverline Limited Edition last week – and has no idea why jokers are targeting his ad.

He said: “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!’

“It seems people are just having a laugh about the car rather than trying to buy it.”

Johnny, of Leeds, West Yorkshire, has owned the 15-year-old car for three years and is now trading up to a brand new Seat Leon FR 1.4 TSI.

In one of the cheeky messages, someone posing as Queen guitarist Brian May tells Johnny: “Hey man, I need a car to get me to the Queen concerts without the fans knowing it’s me.

Johnny has owned the 15-year-old Skoda for three years
Johnny has owned the 15-year-old Skoda for three years
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“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’”.

Another bogus enquiry from F1 driver Lewis Hamilton reads: “Hey buddy, I’m thinking of moving to Skoda racing team from Mercedes next year.

“I want a cheap run-around to test out the down-force and handling before decide on the move.

Celebs ranging from Matt Le Blanc to Lewis Hamilton have expressed interest in the motor
Celebs ranging from Matt Le Blanc to Lewis Hamilton have expressed interest in the motor
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The ad for Johnny's car appears on Auto Trader
The ad for Johnny’s car appears on Auto Trader
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Johnny said he is confused by the interest in his car
Johnny said he is confused by the bizarre interest in his car
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Johnny admitted that the joke is starting to wear thin now
Johnny admitted that the joke is starting to wear thin now
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“P.S. – I need Scherzi to fit in the back for sexy time.”

But Johnny says the joke is beginning to wear thin.

“It’s annoying me to be honest because there is nothing wrong with the car whatsoever,” he said.

Last month we reported how Amazon is planning to sell cars as the online retail giant starts hiring new dealer sales staff.

Earlier this year we told how a mum’s hilarious eBay ad to flog her ex-husband’s “annoying brap brap boy racer car” went viral as she poked fun at his manhood.

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