Big Papi looking to get big money for Mercedes Benz on eBay

Updated: August 21, 2007, 6:50 PM ET
Associated Press

David Ortiz


BOSTON -- Big Papi is looking for someone to make a Big Purchase.

David Ortiz is auctioning off a red 2005 Mercedes Benz on eBay, joining fellow Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez in trying to make a sale on the Internet site. Ortiz's posting, though, seems more legitimate than Ramirez's listing of a gas grill during spring training.

The convertible listing describes the SL-Class SL65 AMG as "David Ortiz's Toy" that has 604 horsepower and goes from zero to 60 mph in "just over four seconds."

It says he bought it for more than $205,000 as a present to himself after Boston won the 2004 World Series, then added $35,000 in accessories. The listing said the 12-cylinder car was built by hand.

With a little more than two days left in the seven-day listing, the only bid was for $169,000. The auction ends Thursday.

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