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Man puts 2007 Prius driven by a VERY famous Australian

A very optimistic man has put his car up for sale for an astonishing price, claiming it is a ‘collector’s item’ because of its famous former owner.

Sydney resident Edward listed his 2007 Toyota Prius on Carsales for $1,000,000, after discovering its original holder in the car’s log book.

‘An opportunity to own a piece of Australian history. Ex-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s car when he first came into office back in 2007,’ Edward wrote on the post.

A very optimistic man has put his car up for sale for an astonishing price, claiming it is a ‘collector’s item’ because of its famous former owner

Sydney resident Edward listed his 2007 Toyota Prius on Carsales for $1,000,000, after discovering its original holder in the car's log book

Sydney resident Edward listed his 2007 Toyota Prius on Carsales for $1,000,000, after discovering its original holder in the car’s log book

'An opportunity to own a piece of Australian history. Ex-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's car when he first came into office back in 2007,' Edward wrote on the post

‘An opportunity to own a piece of Australian history. Ex-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s car when he first came into office back in 2007,’ Edward wrote on the post

The top-of-the-line Prius i-Tech auto sell new for around $40,000, but Edward believes being the former property of an Australian PM it warrants much more than that.

‘I was surprised to find his E-toll history in the Logbook and doing some research he was definitely a Hybrid supporter,’ he said.

An image of a letter sent by the RTA appears to confirm the Prius did once belong to the Rudd, with the E-toll receipt posted to the politician’s office in Morningside, Queensland.

The top-of-the-line Prius i-Tech auto sell new for around $40,000, but Edward believes being the former property of an Australian PM it warrants much more than that

The top-of-the-line Prius i-Tech auto sell new for around $40,000, but Edward believes being the former property of an Australian PM it warrants much more than that

The car, much like its former owner, is not without fault, as Edward notes its electric battery is failing and wouldn't pass its next registration check

The car, much like its former owner, is not without fault, as Edward notes its electric battery is failing and wouldn’t pass its next registration check

The car, much like its former owner, is not without fault, as Edward notes its electric battery is failing and wouldn’t pass its next registration check.

‘Battery is causing a few hassles. I would keep driving it but it wouldn’t pass the next pink slip with the engine check light on,’ he said. 

‘There is some money to be spent on the car but again it’s a collectors item.’

Current Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull once also owned a Prius, which he labelled as ‘pretty boring’.

Turnbull traded in the electric car and paid $16,000 for a Fiat 500 in 2015 after winning office, a far cry in value from the $1 million Edward has placed on Rudd’s Prius.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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