Man uses life-like 'sex doll' to help sell car

An enterprising eBay user has roped in the assistance of an extremely life-like (and slightly disturbing) 'love doll' to help sell his 1990 VW Golf.> Angus Dean, 47, from East Grinstead, Sussex, borrowed his friend's doll 'Sandy' and photographed her in a number of positions next to the rusty hatchback before uploading them to the popular auction site.

The second generation 1.8-litre Golf was listed with an initial bid of just 99p or keen buyers could purchase it immediately for £450. Sandy, the 'poseable mannequin' was then enlisted to point out areas of rust, highlight features and generally add a bit of colour to an otherwise dull advert.

Mr Dean, an estate manager, told the Daily Mail: "I thought it was a great idea and I've had people ringing up about it.

"We did the same with a ride-on mower, and it sold straight away.

Sandy's owner, a married father-of-three who does not wish to be named, uses the doll for professional purposes because they come 'without the fuss' of real models.

He told The Metro: "I have asked models if they would pose for eBay adverts before and most aren't interested in it.

"Poseable mannequins are ready and do what you need them to do. You don't get the fuss you might get with models.

"You don't need to feed them or pick them up from the train station and you don't need to pay them any royalties.

"There are an enormous number of cars for sale and the mannequins are a way to grab your attention."

Unfortunately, the car had to be re-listed after the winning bidder failed to come forward and pay.
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