This 1996 Mitsubishi Mirage just finished a stint on eBay and somehow failed to get a single bid at its opening price of $60,000. Wow, that's a shocker. Surely that was a typo, no? Maybe $6,000? Nope. The seller was really hoping to get 60 large for this colorful coupe. Here's the back story. South Carolina resident Yvonne Millner decided her little car needed a little something extra to give it a distinctive look. So she started painting it with designs that she thought might bring smiles to strangers who saw it. And "Smiley" was born. The paint of choice for this hospital worker and mother of three was nail polish. Wanting a variety of colors and permanence, it was the perfect choice. And so The Nail Polish Art Car blossomed. Millner has gotten a lot of attention with the car and even did a spot on the Montel Williams show. Offering the vehicle as a folk art piece rather than a crappy old Mirage with nearly 160,000 miles on the clock, it sadly still failed to attract interest. It has already resurfaced with a "buy it now" price of half the original reserve. The auction
is now set up as a "Make an offer" sale and has about 6 days left. Frankly, we wouldn't pay $6 for it. Tons more pics on the sale page.
Thanks for the tip, Mike!