Autoquake auctions Santa's sleigh for charity
After many centuries flying around the world delivering presents, Santa has decided to retire his sleigh and replace it with a high-quality used car from Autoquake's extensive stock. Santa's old sleigh will be sold from Autoquake's new Lapland handover centre.
Buyers can bid online at the Autoquake website – instead of the usual £100 reservation fee, anyone interested in the sleigh is invited to donate to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for children.
Autoquake's CEO, Dermot Halpin, said: 'We're proud to be selling such an unusual vehicle – Santa's sleigh really is one of a kind. Considering the sleigh has covered 25,122,010 miles it really is in remarkable condition. The new owner will enjoy many remarkable features including magic transmission, sleigh bells and heated reins. The sleigh is offered complete with the original reindeer team of Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen.'
Although Lapland is a long way to go for a used vehicle, like all Autoquake's stock Santa's sleigh can be delivered direct to your door. 'Our usual delivery company only operates in the UK,' said Halpin, 'but we've employed a team of elves to work from our Lapland handover centre. They're all expert flyers and former employees of Santa's workshop.'
Anyone interested in buying Santa's sleigh should go to www.autoquake.com for the full listing, complete with the usual high quality photos, detailed description and condition viewer which shows all visible wear and tear. Like all Autoquake's used cars, Santa's Sleigh is covered by Autoquake's 7-day money back guarantee.
The decision to sell his old sleigh wasn't an easy one, as Santa Claus explained: 'I've got a lot of happy memories flying all over the world with this sleigh, but it's time to move on to something more modern. At my time of life mucking out the reindeer stalls twice a day is getting a bit much.'