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Coffer-busting Datsun up for sale

Posted by: 3AW Radio | 21 February, 2012 - 11:17 AM

The car that cost the state government millions of dollars in compensation is now up for sale.

IMAGE: Kevin poses with the famous car. JOE MASTROIANNI

In 2003, Vannessa Bridges was clocked doing 160 kilometres per hour on the Western Ring Road in her 1975 Datsun 120 Y.

Through testing, it was later revealed to be physically impossible that the car could reach such speeds.

The incident uncovered a major problem with Victoria's safety cameras forcing Steve Bracks' government to repay 30 million dollars in fines and compensation.

Vanessa's father, Kevin, has told Neil Mitchell the famous car is on sale for 750 dollars.


PLAY: Vanessa's father, Kevin with Neil Mitchell

Blog comments Your Say

  • it should be remembered as the vechicle which proved that revenue cameras are used soley to inflate goverment coffers and have nothing to do with safety.

    garry Wednesday 22 February, 2012 - 5:31 PM
  • Perhaps it could be snatched up by Ms. Yael Rothschild and she could do another auction. Would further enhance the tax breaks made on Djokovic tennis final shirt.

    Alternatively it should be part of the punishment of the speeding Porsche hoon - 5 years compulsory driving of the old Datsun 120Y.

    Jake Tuesday 21 February, 2012 - 11:48 PM
  • How about seling it to John Burns, he likes old classics!!!

    Scott Fordham Tuesday 21 February, 2012 - 8:18 PM
  • Neil, why not purchase it, then auction it for charity?

    David T. Tuesday 21 February, 2012 - 5:13 PM
  • $ 700 ? You got to be joking ???more likely $100.

    IAN BARKER Tuesday 21 February, 2012 - 1:22 PM
  • I,suggest you try Simsmetal>!

    Steve Tuesday 21 February, 2012 - 12:07 PM

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