U.S. Marshals auctioning off 149 vehicles from DC Solar scam
The largest single car collection that the USMS has ever sold!
Late last year, the FBI raided DC Solar and arrested the company’s founder and his wife, Jeff and Paulette Carpoff, for running a Ponzi scheme, and among the millions of dollars in assets seized from the couple were 149 vehicles. These vehicles ranged from plain Jane to over the top including hot rods, muscle cars, sports cars, trucks boats, a dirt bike and even a motorhome.
It’s a world-class car collection assembled by a world-class con artist, and all of them will be auctioned off on October 26.
In terms of late-model cars up for grabs, there will be high-performance luxury vehicles such as a 2017 Bentley Continental GT V8 S, 2017 Cadillac CTS-V, 2014 Jaguar XKR-S and 2008 Maserati GranTurismo. If trucks and SUVs are more your style, there is a fleet of Ram 2500 trucks, a Mercedes-Benz G500 and four AM General Humvees – before they were named the Hummer H1. The classic and vintage cars get even better ranging from pre-war cars like a 1930 Cord L-29 Brougham and 1932 Ford Roadster hotrod to legit muscle cars like a couple of ’70 ‘Cudas, a gaggle of Fiat 500s, four generations of Camaros and a tubbed and caged El Camino.
One of the coolest cars in this collection is a 1978 Pontiac Trans Am that was formerly owned by Burt Reynolds, and it comes with an expired Florida registration from 2017 that allegedly proves Reynolds’ prior ownership. There are also several Eleanor Shelby GT500 replicas as well as a trio Plymouth Superbirds and a Dodge Charger Daytona. Interestingly, all four of these Winged Warriors have body tags that are installed with sheet metal screws. As such, buying cars from the collection of a con artist might raise some red flags, so do your homework before bidding.
Pre-bidding for these cars started on October 11, and the U.S. Marshals Service will host the live auction event in San Diego on October 26.
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