While most people who use online auction site eBay to buy a car will be looking for a family run-around or a first vehicle for when they pass their test, there are those who prowl the listings for rare, expensive models that later sell for millions.
Here is a look at the top 10 instances in which vast amounts of money has been spent in order to obtain some stunning cars from eBay.
1) 1959 Ferrari 250 GT California
This iconic car was sold back in October of 2010 and it managed to make $3,260,100 (£2,067,542) when it went under the virtual hammer. While this is a significant amount, 86 people were wealthy enough to place bids on the car.
2) 1933 Dusenberg SJ Speedster
Selling for $2.6 million (£1.65 million) this vintage vehicle was only the recipient of a single big, which was clearly enough to convince its previous owner that a sale was worthwhile and simultaneously put off other bidders.
3) 2003 Ferrari Enzo
16 bidders battled for this high tech supercar from Ferrari, eventually settling on a final sum of $1.15 million (£729,000) which is far higher than its original retail price.
4) 2003 Ferrari Enzo
You may notice a pattern begin to emerge as it is clear that not only do Ferrari models find multiple places in this list, but the Enzo specifically comes up several times. In this instance back in April 2009 another 16 bidders attempted to buy this sought-after vehicle, which made $990,000 (£628,000).
5) 1967 Chevrolet Corvette
The modern Corvette is famed for its brash styling, impressive performance and relative affordability. But when this classic example sold for $850,000 (£539,000) in 2005 it was clear that some models appreciate steeply with age.
6) 2003 Ferrari Enzo
Since just over 400 of the Enzo were produced during its limited run, the rarity and desirability clearly pushes up the auction prices as well as the frequency with which they occur. This example took $820,500 (£520,500) at auction in 2005, which compared with more recent auctions shows that this model is becoming a costlier buy.
7) 1969 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman
This imposing, stately vehicle is part of a range that used to cart around world leaders and dictators many decades ago. In February 2007 this model sold for $750,000 (£475,000) after 19 bidders got involved.
8) 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn
Many might be surprised that Rollers have not appeared more frequently in this top 10, but the Silver Dawn certainly deserves its place here, as well as the $715,100 (£453,000) that was paid for it in 2006.
9) 1936 Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet
Built in a bygone era, this sleek convertible classic managed to make $710,400 (£451,000) on eBay back in 2005, with 27 people putting money on the table to see if they could secure the winning bid.
10) 1971 Ferrari Daytona 365 GTB
The list is appropriately capped by yet another Ferrari, this time from a much earlier period than the near ubiquitous Enzo. At $700,000 (£443,000) it is not exactly a bargain, with 39 wealth collectors trying to get their hands on it via eBay.
Thank you to Louis Rix, automotive enthusiast and marketing director at www.netcars.com for contributing this wonderfully entertaining article.