Toddler Buys a Car on eBay

A 14-month old toddler in Portland, Oregon managed to buy a car.

Of course, she had no idea she was doing it.

This is one of those smart-phones-gone wrong stories.

Kids can be busy-bodies.

Sorella Stoute sure is.

She loves a super-solid, crash-tested smart phone.

And car keys are pretty cool too!

So it all added up last month, when dad received notice from eBay, congratulating him on his purchase -- of a gently used, 1962 Austin Healy sprite, for just over 200 dollars.

225 is what it ended up total costing.

“She decided I think to open the eBay app, and started clicking around and one thing led to another and we own a car,” her dad, Paul, said.

It’s a "frankensprite" to be exact.

You can imagine mom and dad's reaction when they found out about little sorella's on-line shopping spree.

But they decided to keep it.

She can steal your heart, she's so cute.

And she got away with this stunt too.

How many 14 month olds can say they bought something online -- let alone a classic roadster with a good set of Michelins?

Dad says he'd like to restore it.

He just started a page on one of those fundraiser websites and hopes to have it in tip-top shape sometime.

Maybe give it to Sorella for her 16th birthday, or graduation.

“I've done a lot of body work in the past like Bondo and stuff like that but this is, another realm altogether, I'm just glad she didn't buy the 38,000 dollar Porsche I was also looking at,” dad said laughingly.


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