• Jul 24th 2007 at 11:02PM
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Remember when bald-headed Britney Spears went bananas and attacked a paparazzo's SUV with a green umbrella? An armada of Martian flying saucers landing in Central Park's Sheep Meadow would have gotten less media attention. In any case, the owner either needs cash badly or simply came to the realization that in this celeb-addled society, there might be some sucker fan willing to pony up good money for this bit of tabloid memorabilia. It's up on eBay now, paired with the umbrella that was used in the "attack." The opening bid is $25,000 -- with the reserve still not having been met. When you consider that an '02 Explorer Sport has a private party resale value of around $9,000 according to KBB.com, it might behoove the owner to just yank the reserve and take what he can get. After all, 25 grand is a lot for a used Explorer like this, and it won't be long before people stop caring entirely. Autoblog says: Take the money. Run.

UPDATE: Commenter naugahyde points out that the listing is vague, as it says it's for a Ford Explorer Sport with the actual umbrella-weapon. So it could possibly not be the Explorer Sport that suffered at the hands of the pop star. Now, based on auction telecasts we've seen, this should be no obstacle to the insane with money if it is, in fact, the case. Then it's simply known as a "recreation."

[Source: eBay via TMZ]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      In any case, it's a crap car.
      Bryan
      • 8 Years Ago
      I like Britney! And Explorers! But I rather spend 25k on a new Mustang..sorry Brit! lol.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Geez, how the (*@&%$( far will these jerks go to make money on this girl? Exploitation is NOT the way to impress someone. Leave her alone.
      • 8 Years Ago
      And Autoblog is giving the whole shebang a lot more free publicity, and even a digg article!

      Way to go, nothing perpetuates silliness akin to celebrity-attacked SUV-sales like "soft news" pieces like this. I'll wait for the article on what Lindsay Lohan was buzzedly driving with bated breath. The anticipation of Paris' next automotive blunder certainly has me in bunches!
      • 8 Years Ago
      According to the Ebay listing's Q&A section, the author made another dubiously worded claim that the truck is authentic:

      Q:"TMZ.com calls it "the same 2002 Ford Explorer". You call it "a 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Truck". Is it the same truck or not? Thanks! Jul-25-07
      A: Yes,it's the same Truck. "
      • 8 Years Ago
      Reading the listing, it is not entirely clear if it is the same Explorer - anyone else read it that way?
        • 8 Years Ago
        It is kinda vague. They're more interested in selling the broken umbrella.
      Greg A.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The $25K bid may be bogus itself. (Remember the first auction for the General Lee?)
      • 8 Years Ago
      According to the Ebay listing's Q&A section, the author made another dubiously worded claim that the truck is authentic:

      "Q: TMZ.com calls it "the same 2002 Ford Explorer". You call it "a 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Truck". Is it the same truck or not? Thanks! Jul-25-07
      A: Yes,it's the same Truck."
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