What do you do if you can’t afford to buy a $120,000 (£60k GBP) dollar 2013 Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe. Here’s a tip, if you are Australian you respond to an advertisement on a car website with the premise you are interested in buying said C63 AMG Coupe.
You go for a quick spin and then if you are the private seller and really keen on selling the car you let the interested punter have a quick go behind the wheel.
After a short drive the seller agreed to let Billy sit behind the wheel of the C63 whereupon Billy swiftly sped away. In this case Billy never returned the 6.2-litre V8, 500bhp performance car.
Billy went missing, thankfully the C63 AMG Coupe is quick and therefore Billy could make his getaway in 0-62mph in about 4.2 seconds.
The private seller did manage to snap a few trophy pictures of Billy but at that stage had no idea his customer was intent on daylight robbery.
There were a few clues, how many people would buy a Merc wearing a tank top vest? This being Australia probably quite a few blokes.
Thankfully the Police were a little quick off the mark and managed to identify Billy rather quickly, but not as quick as the performance stats of the C63.
But the Police do have more power and confirmed on Monday that they arrested a 47-year old thief. The car was stolen over the weekend.
Victoria Police managed to recover the stolen C63, but it’s quite difficult to hide such a car particularly as it’s one of those performance cars you hear before you see.
Billy will have plenty of time to reflect on his scam behind bars.