Three replica movie cars went on saleJuly 17, 2020
Copies of the Batmobile, DeLorian DMC-12 from Back to the Future, and Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1 have been seized by US law enforcement on fraud charges and will be up for auction shortly. The auction will take place on 1 August.
The first car is a replica of the 1995 production year 1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic, a rear-wheel drive Batmobile that has a 5.7 V8 engine. The alterations include a “turbine” air intake, overall fins, and a jet fighter-style interior with multiple instrumentation.
The next model is the Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1 car based on the 1959 Cadillac. According to the information, George Barris, an icon of American customizing, took part in the development of the copy.
The third copy is a 1981 DeLorean, which repeats in detail the car from the “Back to the Future” trilogy. Its interior has been completely redesigned, with a “time clock” and a sign warning that “serious shit” happens when it reaches 88 mph.
The vehicles were confiscated by the Federal Marshals Service, a division of the US Department of Justice, from Ryan Sheridan, who was the manager of Ohio’s rehabilitation centers. He was found guilty of health insurance fraud last year. Sheridan received $ 48 million from the government to provide medical services to drug and alcohol addicts, but he never did.
In October, he was sentenced to pay $ 24,479,939 in restitution. His property was also confiscated, among which there were also replicas of cars from legendary films.
All three cars will be up for sale at the Skipco auction on August 1st. The initial cost of the cars has not yet been disclosed.
In addition, it was recently noted that a rare BMW M3 Evo II of the 1988 model will be sold at auction. It is worth saying that this car is truly rare.
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