A Trade Me auction for the first car to be crushed under boy racer laws is gaining momentum.
Lower Hutt scrap metal recyclers Macaulay Metals is auctioning the Nissan Laurel to raise money for Youthline.
After being listed on Friday, the car had attracted nearly 45,000 page views by this morning.
Bidding was not as high though. With 75-bids, the car was at $355. The auction closes at 9am on July 9.
The car was destroyed in Lower Hutt on June 21 under the Vehicle Confiscation and Seizure Bill after its owner, Paraparaumu Beach digger operator Daniel Ronald Briant, was found guilty of driving while suspended, sustained loss of traction and dangerous driving.
Police Minister Anne Tolley pushed a button to start the crushing machine, with national media looking on.
Briant's father complained at the time that Tolley had publicly humiliated his 19-year-old son by standing on his crushed vehicle and posing for photos.
He said his son understood he was at fault and had accepted his punishment of being disqualified from driving for 21 months.
Tolley said at the time that the driver had found out "the hard way" the Government would not tolerate illegal street driving.
"Our communities have no time for boy racers and their dangerous behaviour, excessive noise and public disorder," she said.
The law, which came into effect in December 2009, means anyone caught street racing three times within four years will have their cars confiscated and possibly destroyed.