Buy the Mach 5

posted on 2000-06-22 03:49 EDT

A fully functional, full sized version of the Mach 5 from Speed Racer is up for grabs on eBay. The car is called “The Real Mach 5” and is the only prototype Mach 5. The car was built at a cost of US$350,000 by Mark Towle. The current bid is $130,000, however the reserve price (minimum selling price) has not been met.

There are a few strings attached to the purchase, the buyer must loan the car to The Child Safety Network for a period of 8 months after the purchase. Even after delivery of the car is taken, it can only be used for non-commercial purposes, use of the car for any commercial purposes would require a further licensing agreement.

While the car is fully functional (400 HP, 327 Cubic Inch engine!) it is not street legal. I doubt that a car with retractable saw blades could be legalized. Umm, yeah, it's for cutting the grass at 180 mph.

Interested? You can place your bid at Bidding ends on June 29th at 12:49 PM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time).More info about the car at mach5forsale.

Source : Animenewsservice

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