Alex Cretu, 20, of Bucharest, placed the advert on a used car website hoping to fetch 4 million pounds ($6.4 million), but later lowered the price to 3,000 pounds ($4,800) for a "quick sale," the news portal said.
His advert reads: "Wife for sale. Model 1983, good condition. Full option, nice suspensions, spacious boot, second owner."
"Price is negotiable, comes with three-year-old and five-year-old accessories. Seriousness demanded."
Alex said he got fed up with his wife who was grumbling all the time, and wanted to play a joke on her while she was working in Spain.
He received several offers, but accepted none of them, as either the price was too low or the purchasers wanted to pay in installments, Ananova said.