Here is your chance to own your very own piece of greased lightning. Well, not the Greased Lighting, it's actually the black, flamed 1949 Mercury convertible that races against John Travolta in the classic 1978 movie Grease, and it's for auction on eBay Motors.

While it appeared in the film's exciting drag race in a Los Angeles storm drain, the hot rod was reportedly lost until last year, when the seller found it as a shell. He verified that it was the actual car with original builder, Eddie Paul, and sent the car for a complete restoration.

The auction includes original parts like the exhaust tips used in the movie and bent bumper from when it hit Travolta's car in the scene. The restorer recreated the scorpion stickers on the doors, razor hubcaps and license plate. He also installed a 1949 Mercury 255-cubic-inch (4.2-liter), flathead V8 and three-speed manual transmission with overdrive.

The car comes a letter of authenticity from Paul and other documents verifying that it appears in the movie. The seller claims that this is the only car from Grease that is privately owned.

The auction currently sits at just over $100,000, but the car's reserve price hasn't been met yet. There are four days left, so there's still time for you to enjoy some warm summer nights in this hot rod with your own Sandy or Danny Zuko.


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      SeanC
      • 11 Months Ago
      I have a bunch of finds for sale on eBay. Ones people can actually afford. http://stores.ebay.com/collycollectibles
      Go2Fast
      • 11 Months Ago
      "The car comes a letter of authenticity ..." +with
      SloopJohnB
      • 11 Months Ago
      Well if i had money Tell you what I'd do I'd go downtown and buy a Mercury or two Crazy bout a Mercury Lord I'm crazy bout a Mercury I'm gonna buy me a Mercury And cruise it up and down the road Well the girl I love I stole her from a friend He got lucky, stole her back again She heard he had a Mercury Lord she's crazy bout a Mercury I'm gonna buy me a Mercury And cruise it up and down the road Well hey now mama You look so fine ridin round in your Mercury 49 Crazy bout a Mercury lord I'm crazy bout a Mercury I'm gonna buy me a Mercury And cruise it up and down the road Well my baby went out She didn't stay long Bought herself a Mercury, come a cruisin home She's crazy bout a Mercury Yeah she's crazy bout a Mercury And cruise it up and down the road Well if I had money I tell you what I'd do I'd go downtown and buy me a Mercury or two Crazy bout a Mercury I'm gonna buy me a Mercury And cruise it up and down the road