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149 Classic and Performance Vehicles to be Sold by Feds at Online Auction

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The U.S. Marshals are selling 149 classic vehicles at auction that were seized last December in a law enforcement raid of failed start-up energy company DC Solar which sold mobile solar power generators.

According to The Drive, the vehicles up for bid include:

  • 2017 Bentley Continental GT V-8
  • 2017 Cadillac CTS-V
  • 12 Chevrolet Camaros of varying vintages
  • 9 Dodge Challengers, including a 2018 SRT Demon
  • 1969 Dodge Daytona
  • 2002 Dodge Viper RT/10
  • 7 Ford Mustangs
  • 11 Plymouth Road Runners, three of them Superbirds
  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am owned by Burt Reynolds
  • 12 Cummins-powered Ram pickups

Federal officials are calling Benecia, CA-based DC Solar’s fundraising methods a Ponzi scheme. DC Solar owners Jeff and Paulette Carpoff are accused of raising more than $800 million in capital from large companies, including $340 million from Warren Buffet-owned Berkshire Hathaway, and then using the money to finance a lavish lifestyle.

Jeff Carpoff is a former auto mechanic and racing enthusiast. DC Solar even sponsored a Chip Ganassi NASCAR Xfinity Series race team.

The vehicle auction will be a live online webcast conducted by Woodland, CA-based Apple Auctioneering Co. Online bidding has already begun. A $1,000 pre-bid refundable deposit is required to bid.

This is the largest auction resulting from vehicle seizure in U.S. Marshals history, USMS officials said.

You can check out the cars, place bids, and learn more details about the auto action here.

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2 Comments

  1. How can a poor man it a car.

  2. Joseph Hanson says:

    Any way we can view the cars

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