A 2001 Volkswagen Golf might prove to be profitable to on eBay seller.
The 10-year-old car reportedly once belonged to Kate, formerly known as Kate Middleton and now referred to formally as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, before being sold to a car dealership in 2009.
Sonny Brazil, whose father owned the dealership, put the car up for sale on eBay on Friday with a starting bid of £20,000 or $32,242, according the UK newspaper The Daily Mail. Official spokespeople for the Royal couple have not commented on the report.
According to the report, Kate purchased the car in November of 2001 for £10,818. She then gave the car to younger brother James in February 2007. James Middleton then sold the car to Brazil's father in 2009.
"I went to an auction house in Dorset a few weeks ago and they said it would be worth £30,000 pounds [$48,363] plus, purely because of the name in the log book," Brazil told the UK newspaper. He put it up for sale on eBay shortly afterward. The listing for the car can be seen here.
According to Brazil, there was also a pair of cufflinks left in the car when it was sold. "I'm not quite sure who the cufflinks belong to, they might have been William's or they could have belonged to James," he said.
He added, "It is hard to say but I'll be selling them with the car as well as all the receipts for work done on the car and the log book."The report says that during the time Kate drove the car it racked up 60,000 miles and was photographed getting ticketed for parking violations several times. The Royal couple recently finished a brief tour of North America last week where they began on June 30 in Canada and ended in Los Angeles on July 10. Prince William and Kate met with celebrities at t the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Brits to Watch and went to Santa Barbara for a charity polo match. The Royal couple also met with kids at the Inner-City Arts in the impoverished area of Skid Row and visited veterans and military families at a job fair in Culver City.