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The Famous 'Amphibious' Mini From The Galway Floods Is Now For Sale On Donedeal

By James Fenton

January 3, 2018 at 8:09am


As Storm Eleanor battered the country last night, one video doing the rounds on social media captured the attention of the nation. 

It featured a Mini Cooper driving along the seafront as high seas threatened to wash it away. The clip was posted by @GalwayLatinQtr and if you haven't seen it, you can check it out below. 

Now, some prankster has advertised said vehicle on Donedeal at a price of just €750. 

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The ad, which was spotted by one of our readers Tom Kearney, reads:

'Mini amphibious cooper for sale, 100000 miles on land and 5000 nautical miles on water (150hours), can be used freshwater or salt.

'Sports Package includes portable tables, s/steel windshield lock, bow flip-up armrests, gelcoat colour matched deck vents, acrylic head compartment top. Premium stereo upgrade. Stainless rub. Extended swim platform. In-floor lockable ski locker with additional ski storage under bow cushions.

'Anchor storage compartment with protective mat. Bow cooler box. S/Steel cleats, docking lights fully recessed, front and rear boarding.

'This car/boat is like new, serviced and ready to go for 2018 season.
Life jackets not included in sale.

'Can be viewed in Galway or any main estuary.

No test pilots ????????. Contact Eleanor for further details.'

You can read the full ad, posted by a seller called Michael, here

While there were no reports of any injuries in the incident, two people have been hospitalised after a tree fell on their car in Co. Cavan. 

Serious weather warnings remain in place today and Storm Eleanor is expected to affect the country until 2pm.

(header pic: Donedeal)

READ NEXT: The Floods In Galway Are Absolutely Mental Right Now


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