Luke Aker, a movie industry professional and founder of Ikonik Films, not only managed to draw the attention of the web, but the brand of the car itself, in this case, Nissan, which says it had such a blast with Aker's Craigslist ad and professionally made YouTube video for his 1996 Maxima V6, that it decided to purchase the vehicle.
"We saw Mr. Aker's video ad yesterday and couldn't pass it up, once we finally stopped laughing," said Nissan’s Director of Interactive & Social Media Marketing, Erich Marx. "We know a good deal when we see one, especially on such a classic, so we jumped on it. We commend Mr. Aker for his creativity and wanted to celebrate it by taking him up on his extraordinary offer."
Marx pointed out that Nissan, which will also pledged to donate $1,000 to the Wounded Warriors Project (Aker's charity of choice) in his name.
"We’re currently exploring several possibilities for what the future holds for this majestic vehicle," he said. "Right now, we’re making arrangements to pick it up from Mr. Aker, and it will be housed temporarily at a local dealership."