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Flooded Seat Toledo of Muchelney now for sale on ebay

By IanMat  |  Posted: March 16, 2014

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FOR SALE: Genuine Seat Toledo from the floods in Somerset. Collection only.

That infamous car seen peeking out of the floodwater on the approach to Muchelney is up for sale on ebay, with any money it raises to go towards a suitable charity helping victims of the Somerset floods.

Interest in the car - stranded under several feet of water since Christmas Eve - was renewed after the Central Somerset Gazette revisited Muchelney to find the car had nearly fully emerged from the waters.

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Since photos and video of the Toledo "resurfaced", friends of FLAG - Flooding on the Levels Action Group - have suggested the car be auctioned off and the money given to a good cause. Now that's exactly what's happening.

At the time of writing, £155 has been bid and the auction ends on Wednesday, 6.36pm.

Owner Hubert Zajaczkowski, 21, of Shepton Mallet, says in the auction description: "Genuine Seat Toledo from the floods in Somerset. Obviously NOT in working condition, but my aim is to sell the car and donate the money to a charity which is helping with the floods.

"Collection only."

Mr Zajaczkowski was driving home from his apprentice job at AgustaWestland in Yeovil on December 24 when the storm hit. His sat-nav, unaware of local conditions, ended up sending him into a bank of water which turned out to be deeper than it looked.

Mr Zajaczkowski was rescued by a passing Land Rover by climbing out onto his own bonnet before escaping to the jeep. Then his dad came to pick him up.

He was reunited with the Toledo earlier this week, and had to sit in the filthy car as it was towed away. He bought the 15-year-old car two years ago for £600. Now we await to see if a 12-week dunk in flood waters has increased its value for charity.

The car is not the only bizarre thing to be auctioned off for flood relief. Our sister title the Wells Journal has donated 'most' of the sign from the former Somerfield in Wells for auction, signed by Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright and featured in the film.

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