By Dan Howlett @DanHowlett85
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Videographer / Director: Ruaridh Connellan
Producer: Nick Johnson
Editor: Kyle Waters
Unassuming Cheri won a super car modelled on the GTA's Bravado Banshee when her young son bought the game with her credit card in 2012.
Cheri, 56 was automatically entered into a competition to win the high performance supercar and was stunned when the $180,000 (£115,000) beast was dropped at her home.
Cheri said: “It was very out of the blue I did not believe it for a minute – I thought it was a scam.
“It's a very fast car - I have never had my foot on the floor.
“It will go so fast so quickly that I've been told you need to keep it in a straight line to keep it on the road - It feels like you're flying.
“But it’s fun to drive, everywhere you go it turns heads – people want to look at it and talk to you.”
Despite the cars incredible performance the unassuming grandmother prefers a more modest means of getting around her home town of Havelock in North Carolina.
“It is not a practical car,” she added.
“I actually have a mini SUV that I prefer driving because this car has no space.
"You can probably get two people and maybe a purse in it - the entire trunk is filled with stereo equipment.
“It does not fit in our area at all - it's pretty rare to see a car like this.
“I get tickled when people see who is driving it – they’ll often speed up to get a good look and are always surprised when they see a 56-year-old woman behind the wheel."
The Bravado Banshee has featured in all of the modern Grand Theft Auto games.
The game’s designers – Rockstar – commissioned Pimp My Ride’s West Coast Customs - to immortalise the Banshee and modify a Dodge Viper SRT-10 for the competition.
But driving a customised car can make parts extremely expensive.
Cheri added: “The worst thing about owning the Banshee is costs, some of the parts are inaccessible, everything has to be taken out of the car because of the battery. Some of the upkeep is definitely the hardest part.”
With a heavy heart the family is looking to offload the Banshee to a collector who can afford to take care of it.
They are going to use the money so send Cheri’s son Austin to college.
“I’ll be happy and sad to see it go, added Cheri.
“It is a fun car I enjoy driving it but at the same time it takes up space in our home and it’s not practical to drive to the grocery store in it.
“According to West Coast Customs and Rockstar the car is valued at $180,000 dollars but I'd be happy getting $70,000 (£45,000) for it.”
The decision to sell the Banshee has taken a toll on Cheri’s 19-year-old son Austin.
“When I first got in the car it I felt like I was dreaming, said Austin.
“I have been playing Grand Theft Auto for most of my life, It is an amazing game - nothing else has anything on those games.”
Despite his disappointment he realises the car has got to go.
Austin said: “It's a really nice car but we need the money for other things we don't need the car to be happy.
"I would rather go to college than have this car - I'm sad to see it go but I know I had some good times with it."