Team turns nothing into Porsche 911

A car magazine has revealed how it wheeled and dealed its way from nothing to a Porsche - in aid of charity.

Car Dealer Magazine undertook the challenge in May 2010 and with the help of a donated VW Golf MkIII and Audi A3, eventually traded up to a Porsche 911.

The team bagged the desirable German roadster for £9,900 after using all their nous and haggling skills to buy and sell a variety of models along the way for a profit.

One of the team's biggest successes was the sale of a Hyundai i10 football car, which netted a profit of £3,005.

Another high point was the purchase of three Mazda MX-5s - two were repaired using the spare parts of the third, making £2,220 in profit.

A Mercedes CLK, Ford Ka, Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, Volvo 940, Renault Scenic, Ford Fiesta and a Skoda Fabia also changed hands through the course of the challenge.

The team plans to spruce up the Porsche 911 before selling it on for as high a price as possible, with everything raised going to automotive industry charity BEN.

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