AN Australian man has put what he describes as the “ultimate green car” up for sale on eBay.

For the bodywork of the 1998 Mitsubishi Magna is completely covered with astro turf.

The owner, who gave his name as Tim, placed it on the auction site with a starting bid of just one Australian dollar.

But it has now garnered a number of bids, with the price now standing at AUS$51.

Tim says he used 20sq m of AstroTurf to cover the car’s bad paint job about six months ago.

“The paint job was botchy and we needed something to cover it and someone suggested AstroTurf,” he said.

“It cost about $500 to do and a lot of work and glue went into it.

We went insane with the amount of glue and cutting we had to do but it worked out really well and everyone always smiles when they see the car.” In his eBay advert Tim writes: “It draws more attention than a Ferrari (plus you don’t look like a douche),” he wrote.

“Since you are awesome you won’t care that it doesn’t come with rego or safety certificate, but it does come with spare astro turf.”              –GN