A 19 foot long cigar has been sold for nearly $200,000, and yes, it's smokeable.
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A giant cigar sitting in a Clearwater warehouse has been sold for $185,000.
It's called the Gran Habano #5 El Gigante (Giant).
The cigar is 19 feet long and three feet wide. It's covered in 16,000 wrapper leaves _ enough to make 25,000 regular size cigars _ and weighs 1,600 pounds.
Juan Panesso runs an online cigar shop. He says a collector asked him to find the rare cigar, which was located in Miami. Panesso says the private buyer got a good deal on the cigar that had a recommended retail price tag of $200,000.
The cigar comes in its own carrying case _ a 900-pound round wooden crate. It's sitting in a warehouse in Clearwater until Tuesday when it will be shipped to its new owner.
Check out the size of El Gigante in the video above.