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Posted: Thursday, 11 July 2013 1:11PM

eBaby Buys Classic Car for Dad by Accident



File photo. (Tooga/The Image Bank)(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- An Oregon man was shocked to find he was the proud owner of a 1962 Austin-Healey Sprite, after his 14-month-old daughter accidentally bought it on the eBay app.

Like a lot of kids, 14-month-old Sorella Stoute usually pecks around on her dad's cellphone -- until Paul Stoute got an email from eBay congratulating him on his recent purchase and requesting payment.

"I actually thought it was a phishing email -- one of those where people try to steal your information, that kind of thing," he explained. "I actually looked it up on eBay just to make sure it was legit and sure enough the little one must've bought a car."

Luckily for all involved, the Healy was little more than a disassembled shell, which sold for $225 through the website’s app. "I'm just glad she didn't buy the $38,000 Porsche I was looking at," Stoute told a local TV station.

In the Stoutes' case, they opted to keep the junker -- even though the seller agreed to negate the sale, given the circumstances. The Stoutes plan to give it to Sorella when she turns 16.

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