Toddler buys car via eBay

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 9:35am

Toddler accidentally buys 1962 Austin Healey car on eBay; family decides to keep it.

A 14-month old toddler in Portland, Oregon managed to buy a car.

Of course, she had no idea she was doing it.

This is one of those smart-phones-gone wrong stories..

Good job.

She goes a hundred miles an hour.

Kids can be busy-bodies.

Sorella Stoute sure is.

She tends to be pretty active.

Can you talk, hello, oh geez.

She loves a super-solid, crash-tested smart phone.

And car keys are pretty cool too!

You gonna order Grandma a Mercedes?

So it all added up last month, when dad received notice from eBay, congratulating him on his purchase of a gently used, 1962 Austin Healey Sprite, for just over 200 dollars.

225 is what it ended up total costing.

She decided I think to open the eBay app, and started clicking around and one thing led to another and we own a car, hahah.

A "Frankensprite" to be exact.

You can imagine mom and dad's reaction when they found out about little sorella's on-line shopping spree.

Panic, hahaha, initial panic, just what do we do. We can't really afford it kind of thing.

But they decided to keep it.

She says Sorella bought a car, and I said yeah right, and she says no, Sorella bought a car on eBay and we have to buy it. And I was, OK.

She can steal your heart, she's so cute.

And she got away with this stunt too.

How many 14 month olds can say they bought something online let alone a classic roadster with a good set of Michelins?

Kinda cool, did she do a good thing?

Uh yeah, I mean it's gonna be a lot of work.

Dad says he'd like to restore it.

He just started a page on one of those fundraiser websites.

And hopes to have it in tip-top shape sometime.

Maybe give it to Sorella for her 16th birthday, or graduation.

I've done a lot of body work in the past like Bondo and stuff like that but this is, another realm altogether, I'm just glad she didn't buy the 38,000 dollar Porsche I was also looking at.

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