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First Pontiac Aztek hits Ebay with the ugly stick

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     (Bonham Chrysler)

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     (Bonham Chrysler)

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     (Bonham Chrysler)

There’s no arguing it’s one of a kind.

The very first Pontiac Aztek is currently up for auction on Ebay.

Introduced in 2001, the uniquely-styled vehicle was the first crossover offered by an American automaker, offering an optional strap-on tent and air mattress to appeal to the kind of adventurous customers Pontiac expected to flock into showrooms to buy one.

Unfortunately for GM, they didn’t show up.

Widely considered one of, if not the ugliest car of all time, the Aztek was a certified flop and out of production by 2005.

In the years since, however, the Aztek has gained a small, but ardent following that appreciate it for, variously, its charms and irony.

This historic example has just 7,743 miles on the odometer and was last sold at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction in 2009 for $15,950, likely one of the lowest prices ever paid for a first-off-the-line car.

As of this writing, the bidding, has not yet met the undisclosed reserve, but the vehicle is also listed for sale on the website of its current owner, Bonham Chrysler of Bonham, Tex., for $16,999.

The auction ends on August 5th.