Many budding entrepreneurs will enlist the help of a beautiful woman to help garner bids on eBay. Angus Dean of Sussex, borrowed his friend's mannequin and posed her with his VW Golf.

Mr Dean, an estate manager, said: 'I thought it was a great idea and I’ve had people ringing up about it.

'We did the same with a ride-on mower, and it sold straight away.

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