Monday, when we reported that we’d found a listing that seemed to bring an “Urban Legend” to life, the penultimate “cheating husband Porsche for sale“, we were cautiously optimistic at the prospect of it being the truth. We knew that there was a strong possibility of it being a hoax. Turns out we were right. After sharing our suspicions of the car and its spurious story, we did some digging into the validity of it all. Thanks to a tip from one of our readers (I’m looking at you Nathan Jermyn) we learned that the Porsche isn’t in Australia at all. It turns out whoever posted the ad cribbed the pictures from a listing at Stirlings Ltd. in the U.K. where it’s currently listed for sale.
The “Cheating Husband” 997 Is Just An Elaborate Hoax
While it’s not quite clear who perpetrated the hoax, the most likely suspect, in our opinion, would seem to be the site where the Porsche was listed for sale. What better way to create viral publicity for them than to bring to life one of Porsche’s most enduring Urban Legends (the ad has since been taken down)? The hoax, while harmless, has caused a bit of a nuisance for Mark Pearce, the owner of Stirlings Ltd. When we spoke with him earlier in the day he told us, “Photos are mine. Car is mine. And is in stock on my drive. And its become a nightmare. 200 emails from idiot[s] asking for the owners name and address etc.” Someone do Mark a favor and buy the Porsche from him. You’ll arguably own one of the more virally famous Porsches in recent history.
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