We’ve all heard the saying “I’d sell my left nut for one of those” (and several variations on that saying), right?
Here at TMR, we always thought selling one of the family jewels would only ever be necessary to fund the purchase of an ultra-ridiculous supercar, or a piece of automotive history, or a rare collectable.
But, this week, US resident Mark Parisi turned the idiotic idiom into a reality, selling his left testicle to medical science to fund the purchase of… a Nissan 370Z.
We rather like the 370Z - Tony O'Kane declared it “one of the best front-engined, rear-drive coupes around” in his 2011 review. But would we surrender an organ to get one? Not on your life...
But, as they say; different strokes for different blokes.
Mr Parisi made the announcement on CBS television program The Doctors (seen on Network Ten and affiliates in Australia), saying the deal had been done for US$35,000 (AU$38,411).
Luckily Mr Parisi doesn’t live in Australia, as you could say Nissan recently 'devalued' his left nut by up to $12,960 when it announced a different kind of cut; across-the-board price-cuts to its local 370Z range.