While most 16 year-olds are happy to snag the keys to dad’s car, Matthew Kennedy of Alberta, Canada scraped up a few bucks to by his very own used pick-up truck. But that’s not why he’s having the Best Week Ever.
The black 1950 GMC truck he bought wasn’t used by just anyone, it was driven by Jake Gyllenhaal’s character Jack Twist in Brokeback Mountain. Kennedy, who bought the truck at an auction with the intention to fix it up, won’t say what he paid for it. But after starting the bidding on eBay at $8000, he walked away today with $61,000 in cold hard cash.
Kennedy says he didn’t know what a huge impact the movie would have when he originally bought the truck. But his mega profit has earned him the Best Week Ever, an honor he’ll have to share with Randy Quaid, who will promptly be suing him for a cut of the profits. (mad props to ONTD)