Jokes claim they were stunned as they posed as criminals and attempted to dump a blood-splattered hatchback to a well-known automobile manufacturer.
Josh Pieters and Archie Manners, both 29, were keen to test whether We Buy Any Car really lived up to its name – and somehow managed to pull off the sale despite presenting a particularly questionable-looking engine.
The couple smeared fake blood all over a Kia Picanto and stuffed the trunk with rope, zip ties and even real hair – to give the impression they were gangsters trying to escape.
A viral video shows the visibly nervous couple parking their vehicle at the We Buy Any Car branch in Putney, south London, telling the worker they need to get rid of it quickly.
After receiving an offer of £196, Archie grabs a hammer from the driver’s seat and hands it to Josh, asking him to “wipe it off” despite the worker standing next to them.
Although the license plate is smeared with fake blood and the open trunk is said to be filled with crime scene props, the sale goes ahead.
However, the employee says, “I don’t know what’s going on, but you shouldn’t have sold it.” You should have scrapped it.
He even asks, “Do I need to be worried?” But after being reassured by Archie, he simply says, “Cool, the money’s coming in three hours.”
In a bizarre final exchange, he says, “Don’t take the freeway if you’re smart.” Use the freeway.
Since then, the two have said they were shocked. “We Buy Any Car” actually bought the car, although they tried to make it appear as if they were some kind of criminal on the run.
The video, which shows the bizarre experiment, has been viewed more than 20,000 times and liked more than 1,000 times since it was posted last Wednesday [May 3].
Josh said, “We thought they had an intriguing name because they’re one of the few companies that says exactly what they do in it, and we wanted to see if that’s true or not.”
“We tried to pretend we were the clumsiest, laziest criminals in the world because we left every piece of evidence in the back of the car.”
“He (the worker) just did his job. He should buy any car and it’s none of his business why it was there or what it was for.”
The creators, who have more than 1.2 million subscribers, captioned the video, “Are We Buying Any Car Really Buying Any Car?”
And there are more than 100 comments from amazed users.
One commented: “Holy Moly I can’t believe the second one bought the car.”
A second said: “I can’t believe he said you should have thrown it out.”
A third simply added: “Epic video!”
We Buy Any Car declined comment after showing reporters the clips.