He says he has the Elite packaging, so I am inclined to believe it is not a prototype. Instead, it is one of the cars that they use to replace the damaged cars, if the run is sold out. I have had that happen to me before. I had a damaged car sent to me, and the run was all sold out, so they sent me a car w/the serial number 0000. I may be wrong, but every prototype I have seen, has NO packaging. If anybody has had a different experience, by all means post it. It's a great deal, and unique even if it isn't a proto w/the #0000.kspool said:This isn't too bad a deal for a prototype white gold elite....