Bernard Tomic’s Orange BMW Fails To Sell For $146K In Auction [Video]
by Tom Gainey | February 7th, 2012, 10:51 pm

The saga of Bernard Tomic’s car is finally over. The 19-year-old “bad boy of tennis” has been in hot water the last few weeks after getting hit with multiple traffic violations for speeding in his orange BMW on Australia Day last month.

Amid pressure, Tomic has given up his prized driving possession.

“It’s for sale and it’s up in an auction in Brisbane so that will take place whenever it does,” Tomic said.

“It’s a bit disappointing, but what can you do?” he added. “It’s all gone now. I’m playing tennis and sooner or later I’ll be out of the country.”

And the car reportedly sold earlier today for $146,000 AUS to a “mystery” buyer. The Tomic’s were hoping for $200K for the high powered luxury machine.

With the car controversy over, the young star joins Lleyton Hewitt, who turned down an initial offer on the BMW, for Australia’s Davis Cup tie this weekend against China.

Happy-go-lucky captain Patrick Rafter is also in good spirits, even taking a jab at Tomic’s sleeping habits. “We’re at the beach at 7am, Bernie’s just going to bed,” Rafter joked.

Tomic’s participation will force him out of San Jose next week. He is expected to be in the Memphis field later this month.

UPDATE: According to a new report from the Brisbane Times, Tomic’s BMW did not meet the reserve price and the offer was declined by Bernard’s father. The car did not sell and remains in the Tomic’s possession.

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8 Comments for Bernard Tomic’s Orange BMW Fails To Sell For $146K In Auction [Video]

Charlie Says:

If it sold, no one told me.

Wog boy Says:

Wrong…it fails to sell at 146K.

So Charlie, you still have chance to buy it. It was passed in at auction.

What a melodrama ;(

Charlie Says:

I know… I up’ed my offer but still wasn’t interested ;-(

Wog boy Says:

Mark Philippoussis came into my mind.
First money he got from sponsors he bought ferrari, then another one and his garage in Melbourne soon became small for those toys. He was chasing all those girls around the globe and waisting his huge talent.

Two years ago he went broke, even had to mortgage his mothers house in Melbourne. Ferraris are long gone.

I hope that Tomic is not going to waist his talent.

I don’t remember Federer, Nadal, Murray or Djokovic driving flashy cars and showing off when they were 19 years old and I am pretty sure they could afford it.

Wog boy Says:

“Waste” and “wasting” instead of “waist”, sorry, sounds same :)

Wog boy Says:

Charlie, it must be because it is celebrity car with personalized plates…..though he doesn’t have one single title against his name:)

Charlie Says:

It won’t take him long to get his first title cos he’s that good (my thoughts).

No offence to him but if the deal went through, the first thing to come off the car would have been the plates. 1. I have pretty good plates myself and 2. I don’t want the everyone knowing who use to own the car.

Thats pretty hard considering it’s been in the news and there are few in Orange – but she would have gone into hibernation for a couple of months before quietly resurfacing :-)

Wog boy Says:

He should have the same attitude and keep a low profile for a while.

Yes, he will get a title soon.

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