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Fuzzy furry furby goes on sale at Auto Trader

Larger than life-sized Furby car is currently up for grabs on Auto Trader

Everyone's favourite (or most terrifying) furry, gibberish-speaking pets, Furbies dominated the toy scene in the late 1990s, with some originals now being sold for up to £3,000 online.  

And for not much more, a larger than life-sized Furby could be yours, with a driveable replica now being advertised on Auto Trader, the UK’s largest digital marketplace for new and used cars.

This Volkswagen Beetle has been decked out in full fur both inside and out, with huge furry ears on the roof, and even comes with a giant wind up key at the back, which spins at the push of a button. Rest assured, despite all the ‘fur’, no animals have been harmed in the pimping up of this car, with signs saying just so placed on the windows.

The seller has described the replica Furby as a real “head turner…that gets attention wherever she goes…and is guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s faces”.

First registered in 1978, the Beetle is a historic vehicle, so is exempt from both tax and MOT. The two-door, 1.6l engine hatchback is being sold as a road-worthy car, with the seller confirming she took it on a 100-mile round trip recently with no problems.

Whilst retailers’ forecourts are currently closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, car buyers are still able to get in touch with many over phone or email to talk through potential sales that can take place once the UK Government has lifted restrictions. So if you’re interested in owning your own life-sized Furby, the ad provides all contact details for the seller.

Auto Trader’s Rory Reid says: “Furbies were a classic 90s toy, which took up everyone’s time with feeding, burping, playing and generally making sure they didn’t turn into little monsters. Thankfully with this driveable replica, you get all the good stuff without the hassle, and will no doubt prove very popular driving around your local area with this head turner!

“Whilst the car can’t be bought during the lockdown, you can still get in touch with the seller via email or phone to find out more about this pimped up Beetle in the meantime.”

The car is available from Euronet Motors, based in Leicester, who can be contacted through the Auto Trader ad.

ENDS

About Auto Trader

Auto Trader Group plc is the UK and Ireland's largest digital automotive marketplace. Auto Trader sits at the heart of the UK's vehicle buying process and its primary activity is to help vehicle retailers compete effectively on the marketplace in order to sell more vehicles, faster. Auto Trader listed on the London Stock Exchange in March 2015 and is now a member of the FTSE 100 Index.

The marketplace brings together the largest and most engaged consumer audience. Auto Trader has over 90% prompted brand awareness and attracts circa 50 million monthly cross platform visits each month, with over 70% of visits coming through mobile devices.

The marketplace also has the largest pool of vehicle sellers (listing around 450,000 cars each day). Around 80% of UK automotive retailers advertise on autotrader.co.uk.

For more information, please visit http://about-us.autotrader.co.uk 

 For media information, imagery and quotes, please contact:

Rebecca Nassiri: rebecca.nassiri@autotrader.co.uk / 07977132931

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