While most of our time on eBay Motors is spent looking for a good eBay Find of the Day article or daydreaming about our next project vehicle, there are plenty of people who actually use the site to purchase cars and parts – to the tune of $3.7 billion in Q3 2012 alone. With the year coming to a close, eBay Motors has revealed the top makes and models that have rolled across its virtual auction block and where these purchases were made.

The Big Three occupied the top three spots for the top makes, while American muscle cars (Mustang, Corvette and Camaro) and Ford pickup trucks (F-250 and F-150) were the top five models. Of the $3.7 billion brought in during Q3 2012, eBay says that $2 billion was from vehicle sales and the remaining $1.7 billion was from parts and accessories. Not surprisingly, more than three-quarters of all vehicles sold on eBay during this same time period were interstate transactions with California, Florida and Texas drawing the most sales.

Scroll down to see the full list of the top five makes and models sold on eBay Motors in 2012 as well as the top 10 US states in which sales were made. Top five makes sold on eBay Motors in 2012:
  1. Ford
  2. Chevrolet
  3. Dodge
  4. Mercedes-Benz
  5. Toyota

Top five models sold on eBay Motors in 2012:
  1. Ford Mustang
  2. Chevrolet Corvette
  3. Chevrolet Camaro
  4. Ford F-250
  5. Ford F-150

Top ten U.S. states that sold the most vehicles on eBay Motors in 2012:
  1. California
  2. Florida
  3. Texas
  4. New York
  5. Illinois
  6. Pennsylvania
  7. Ohio
  8. New Jersey
  9. Michigan
  10. Georgia

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