The ‘Jennifer’s Body’ actress was searching the auction website with lover Brian Austin Green when she came across the classic red 1966 Mustang Fastback at a bargain price, although the vehicle needed a lot of repairs.

She said: "We were going through cars on eBay and I found one in really good condition that was beautiful and for a good price.”

The 23-year-old actress also revealed her mother banned her from learning to drive until she was almost 18 because she used to sneak out of home so often – but that didn’t stop her from driving.

She added to US TV talk show host Jay Leno: "I used to steal my mom’s car all the time when I was like 14 and 15 right before I got my license.

“She used to drive a teal Kia and I would steal it and sneak over to my boyfriend’s house. She didn’t let me get my license until I was almost 18 because she thought I would never come back once I had it.

“I was grounded constantly. She would put me in my room and then I would climb out the second-story window."