Is this Australia’s most unroadworthy car? Driver who told police he bought his Mitsubishi Lancer for $100 has it impounded for obvious reasons
- Busted Mitsubishi Lancer is seized by police
- Western Australia car was riddled with damage
- The car’s driver was arrested and charged
A beaten-up Mitsubishi Lancer missing it’s bonnet and a door has been impounded after it’s owner was caught driving the rust and graffiti-riddled car on public roads
The 18-year-old owner – who bought the car for just $100 – was pulled over by traffic police on Guildford Road in Bayswater, north-east of Perth, on Tuesday.
Images taken by Western Australia police show one of the green sedan’s back doors and its bonnet were missing, as well as the back bumper and number plate.
Every panel of the car was damaged, and it had rusty windscreen wipers, bald tyres, and a missing driver-side door handle.
Graffiti was emblazoned on the front and back windows with some of spray work including the tags ‘cop hunta’ and ‘f** cops’.
Images revealed one of the green car’s back passenger doors and its bonnet were missing as well as the back bumper and number plate
The driver’s seat window was also missing and the brake lights were blacked out (pictured), while the front bumper was being held by zip ties
The driver’s seat window was also missing and the brake lights were blacked out while the front bumper was being held by zip ties.
The exact condition of the car’s engine and drivetrain is unknown.
The owner, an Orelia man, allegedly told police he was driving the vehicle home and had paid $100 for it, Perth Now reported.
He was arrested and charged with not having authority to drive.
The 18-year-old also faces separate charges after he was allegedly found with a taser.
He will front the Perth Magistrates Court on April 24.
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