This story is not for the faint of heart! 27 sports cars once owned by a drug dealer have been confiscated in the United States. Anyone who doesn’t have a problem with the car’s dubious history can now get a quote – as the vehicle will be auctioned off in June 2022. Let’s start for under 5000 euros!
Flashback: In August 2020, Cory Taylor from Massachusetts was arrested with more than 60 kilograms of marijuana during a routine police stop. A subsequent search of his warehouse, which has been converted into a luxury apartment, found $4 million in cash, weapons and large quantities of drugs.
In addition, the police found more than 30 cars neatly parked in the car lift in the warehouse. Taylor is definitely a petrolhead with great taste in cars.
In the end, the story didn’t turn out well for drug dealers: After Taylor filed for bail in August 2020, he didn’t appear for his indictment — and was found dead moments later.
Starting June 4, 2022, the carefully maintained cars will now be auctioned at Stanley J. Paine’s auction house in the US state of Massachusetts. The auction catalog shows that there is one series that Taylor has specifically picked up!
Among other things, Taylor owns 13 Toyota Supras
Among the 27 cars on offer are 13 (!) Toyota Supra MKIV generation. Twelve of these are the much sought after turbo model (2JZ-GTE), eight with a manual transmission. The Supra with the lowest mileage has just 13,147 kilometers (8169 miles) on the odometer, the highest mileage is said to be 199,127 km (123,732 miles).
Five BMW M3 E46s to be auctioned
Apart from Japanese cars, the drug dealer also clearly likes BMWs. The M3 E46 seems to be his favourite, as he has five of them.
The four coupés are in their original condition and painted in “Phoenix Yellow”, “Laguna Seca Blue”, “Melbourne Red” and “Interlagos Blue”. Also on offer: BMW M3 E46 Convertible in “Laguna Seca Blue”.
Or do you prefer the newer BMW models? How about the M3 E92 “Lime Rock Park Edition” in “Fire Orange”, limited to 200 copies? Or the BMW M4 F82 in “Yas Marina Blue”?
How much will the car sell for?
The starting price for each individual vehicle is the equivalent of only 4739 euros (5000 US dollars). At first it sounds as though you can make one bargain or another here – but especially Toyota Supra manuals should fetch a high price.
Just a few months ago, the fourth generation 1994 Supra with a time of 120,000 kilometers was auctioned on Bringatrailer.com for a record-breaking €123,000.
Even the BMW M3 E46 with manual transmission has repeatedly reached the highest prices, especially in the US. By the way: you can also enter auctions from abroad!