A fully functional, full sized version of the Mach 5 from Speed Racer is up for grabs on eBay. The car is called “The Real Mach 5” and is the only prototype Mach 5. The car was built at a cost of US$350,000 by Mark Towle. The current bid is $130,000, however the reserve price (minimum selling price) has not been met.
There are a few strings attached to the purchase, the buyer must loan the car to The Child Safety Network for a period of 8 months after the purchase. Even after delivery of the car is taken, it can only be used for non-commercial purposes, use of the car for any commercial purposes would require a further licensing agreement.
While the car is fully functional (400 HP, 327 Cubic Inch engine!) it is not street legal. I doubt that a car with retractable saw blades could be legalized. Umm, yeah, it's for cutting the grass at 180 mph.
Interested? You can place your bid at http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/aw-cgi/ebayISAPI.dll?viewItem&item=362127435&r=0&t=0. Bidding ends on June 29th at 12:49 PM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time).More info about the car at mach5forsale.
Source : Animenewsservice