ODDBALL movie mastermind Allan “Swampy” Marsh has been ordered to pay $31,734 to Mercedes Benz in a civil dispute over a Fuso truck.
Mr Marsh appeared in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday after Mercedes Benz took action to recover money as a lender.
A solicitor on behalf of Mercedes Benz said Mr Marsh's issues were with Fuso and not her client and they were separate bodies.
She said Mr Marsh claimed the vehicle was defective, had ceased paying and refused to return it.
Mr Marsh said he bought the vehicle through Mercedes Benz because it was a highly respected company.
But, he said the day after he got it the radio, bluetooth and satellite navigation had to be replaced.
He said there were continual gearbox problems and the vehicle had been serviced 20 times.
The solicitor produced documentation which showed the companies were separate and the case was stood down so discussions could be held between the parties.
Mr Marsh failed to return to court.
Magistrate Cynthia Toose ordered Mr Marsh pay back $25,193.07, interest of $966.31 and costs of $5574.70.