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No E-Bay Bids for Berwyn's Spindle

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No E-Bay Bids for Berwyn's Spindle

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Berwyn’s Spindle sculpture didn’t get any nibbles on the internet auction site E-bay. The art piece was made famous in the movie “Wayne’s World” and is also known as the “Car Kabob” and “The Eight Car Pile-Up.” It was offered on E-Bay starting last Monday for an opening bid of $50,000. The auction expired yesterday without a single bid. Berwyn Mayor Michael O’Conner says he doesn’t think the city would spend money to keep the Spindle, but it’s never been asked.

O’CONNER: All we’ve asked is the aldermen for a straw poll, ‘Hey, would you want to support it with any monies,’ and they all said no. But because it’s on private property. Now if we moved it somewhere else, or put it on city land somewhere or something like that, that’s certainly an option we would consider.

Micheal Flight is the landlord of the property where the spindle sits. He says they haven’t made any decisions about what happens next. But he says the piece is in bad shape and it has to come down.

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