Ka-chow! Lightning McQueen replica sells at Scottsdale auction

Jan 16, 2020, 4:25 AM | Updated: 9:19 am

PHOENIX – The annual Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale is heaven for car fans. And it’s pretty sweet for “Cars” fans, too.

One buyer, in fact, plunked down $9,350 on Tuesday for a 2006 Mazda RX8 customized to resemble Lightning McQueen, the star character of the Pixar movie series.

That might seem like a steal for such a slick ride, but this Lightning isn’t drivable because of a windshield screen that displays the car’s eyes.

And the movie McQueen was primarily based on the Chevrolet Corvette, not a Mazda coupe.

The auctioned-off vehicle, however, has been modified to “talk” in phrases from the films.

It drew about double the Kelly Blue Book estimated value for a 2006 Mazda RX8 that can be driven.

The 49th annual Barrett-Jackson auction continues at WestWorld of Scottsdale through Sunday.

Nearly 2,000 no-reserve vehicles were registered to hit the block during the weeklong event.

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Ka-chow! Lightning McQueen replica sells at Scottsdale auction