If you can't afford the $100,000 markup that some dealers are charging for the BMW i8, here's the next best thing.

If you can't afford the $100,000 markup that some dealers are charging for the BMW i8, here's the next best thing.

Currently on sale on eBay, this display car looks like the real deal but is essentially a fiberglass shell that sits on a rolling cart. As a result, it doesn't have a powertrain or interior - the doors don't even open - but at least the headlights work.

With nearly three days left on the auction, bidding is already up to $19,100 (€14,480 / £11,530). That seems pretty high for a display car but the dealer selling it says it'd be a "perfect item for a bar, restaurant, realtor or anyone staging highline items."

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Non-working BMW i8 display car is a surprise hit on eBay