Yarmouth garage sells car for £1

A CAR put up for sale on a Great Yarmouth forecourt for £1 was sold within hours of being advertised. Sidegate Motors, on Gapton Hall Industrial Estate, sold the 11-year-old Renault Megane Scenic diesel turbo for £1 as an advertising exercise.

A CAR put up for sale on a Great Yarmouth forecourt for £1 was sold within hours of being advertised.

Sidegate Motors, on Gapton Hall Industrial Estate, sold the 11-year-old Renault Megane Scenic diesel turbo for £1 as an advertising exercise.

The car featured in the Mercury's sister paper The Advertiser yesterday and within hours of the paper coming out the bargain basement car had been snapped up by a local man.

Sidegate Motors owner George Ermini said he sold the car for the mega low price of £1 as an advertising exercise and to free up space on the forecourt.

He said: “The selection of vehicles featured in the advert is our trade selection, cars we have taken as part exchange. We have so much stock I just wanted it out of the way so we put it up for sale for £1.”

Mr Ermini added the exercise proved his advert was read well as the garage received 30 calls enquiring about the car in juts one afternoon.

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“It proves people read the adverts. We'd received about 30 calls between 2.30pm and 6.30pm yesterday,” said Mr Ermini.

He added: “It is ideal for someone to do up and that's just what the man who bought it is going to do. He is guaranteed to make a profit because for scrap you would get about £75. Taking it to scrap and car auctions is all time and money for us.”