A 60-YEAR-OLD man took a potential car buyer for a test spin - and found himself staring down the barrel of a gun.
The man was selling his Subaru Impreza when the buyer suddenly turned nasty on a moorland road above Huddersfield, pointed the silver revolver at him and ordered him to get out.
He then drove off in the high-powered prestige motor.
The victim from Birkby had advertised his car for sale in the Auto Trader magazine.
A man phoned him on Thursday afternoon saying he was interested in buying the Subaru and wanted to call around later.
He turned up just after 9pm that night in a white pick-up truck which he left outside the man's home.
The two set off for a test drive in the Subaru and drove through Outlane to the Nont Sarah's pub car park above Scammonden.
The victim was about to let the buyer have a go behind the wheel when he suddenly got the gun out, pointed it at the victim and ordered him from the car.
The robber sped off on New Hey Road towards Rochdale and the victim ran to the pub to raise the alarm.
A spokeswoman for Nont Sarah's said: "The victim was a bit dazed but quite calm when he came in.
"We phoned the police and a couple of officers arrived around 10 minutes later to pick him up."
The blue car - registration number X503 NWU - is still missing.
Det Con Steve Shaw, of Huddersfield CID, said: "We have seized the white pick-up truck the thief abandoned at the victim's home for forensic examination.
"The buyer seemed plausible and turned up in a vehicle at the victim's home rather than arranging to meet him elsewhere.
"This kind of crime is rare, but it is always best to take a friend or relative with you if you are taking a stranger on a test drive."
The robber was white, aged 25 to 30, 5ft 7in and stocky with cropped blond hair.
He wore a yellow fluorescent jacket and blue jeans.
Anyone with information should contact Huddersfield CID on 01484 436582.