The U.S. government has the ability to seize property from someone convicted of a crime. Or someone who was unable to pay their federal income tax. It also has the right to auction off said property.
There are several types of auctions you can check out that are sanctioned by the government and include all sorts of vehicles like cars, trucks, airplanes, and boats. You can also find sweet deals on land, homes, jewelry, computers, and more. If you happen to be in the market for a yacht, government auctions are a good way to make your money stretch further.
You may have heard earlier this year of a collection of 29 cars that were seized by U.S. Marshals from a car enthusiast, Kong Meng Vang. You can read more on his legal troubles here. Here’s the full list of cars that have been auctioned off and here’s the photo gallery.
- 2009 Nissan GT-R
- 1997 Lexus SC300
- 2007 Toyota Tundra SR5
- 1991 Acura NSX
- 1972 Datsun 240Z V8-swap “pro-street” drag racer
- 1997 Lexus SC400
- 1991 Toyota Supra Turbo
- 1993 Toyota Supra Turbo drag racer
- 2000 Toyota Chaser Tourer V
- 2000 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
- 1999 Nissan Skyline GTR
- 2000 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI Tommi Makinen GSR
- 1996 Toyota Supra
- 1995 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III
- 1998 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Type R
- 1996 Honda Integra Type R
- 1996 Mazda RX-7 Turbo
- 1990 Nissan Cefiro Turbo
- 1997 Toyota Soarer GT-T
- 1998 Toyota Celica GT-Four
- 1998 Mitsubishi GTO Twin Turbo
- 2007 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe FLSTN
These are super cool cars, but they were never originally sold in the U.S. They also happen to be less than 25 years old and can’t be registered here. Therefore the lucky new owners of these beauties aren’t allowed to cruise in them on the open road (yet). They can, however, be driven -off-road or on a track.