Festivities come to an end as Christmas Corsa scrapped for £200
A Vauxhall Corsa that was transformed into a 25 foot Christmas decoration has been sold for scrap – but its former owner has pledged to go even bigger next year.
Back in December, Vincent’s Garage, in Rushall, broke from festive convention when they purchased a £75 hatchback and installed an enormous Christmas tree on its roof and decorated it with 700 fairy lights.
Rob Vincent explained how the extravagant decoration helped to boost the profile of his garage, in Dickleburgh Road.
“It was a rusty old Vauxhall Corsa that was purchased through one of my customers who had brought it in for an MoT and it failed,” said the 33-year-old.
“I purchased it for its scrap value and decided to make it into a Christmas tree holder – a lot of local people said it was great to see someone making an effort in the village.
“We gave it a quick paint job – we made it red with a gold trim – to make it look like a parcel.
“It definitely got us noticed; not many garages have got a 25 foot Christmas tree out in the front.”
Last Thursday, the car was sold for £200 to JW Cars, a garage based in Rackheath, and swiftly taken apart for scrap.
The tree, lights and car itself had cost Mr Vincent close to £300, but he insisted that the stunt was not done to turnover a profit – and promised to go even bigger this year.
“We weren’t making a profit, but that’s not what it was about – it’s about having a bit of fun, and the plan is to make an even bigger Christmas tree for this year,” he added.