A “stunning” collection of nearly 150 cars seized by the FBI from a single suspect – including Teslas, dozens of classic muscle cars and a motor owned by Burt Reynolds – went under the hammer at an unprecedented public auction, raising more than US$8 million. All the vehicles were seized as part of an investigation into allegations DC Solar ran a “Ponzi-type” scheme – victims of which allegedly include Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and insurance giant Progressive. The impounded collection included two Teslas, eleven Plymouth Road Runners, a dozen Chevrolet Camaros, nine Dodge Challengers and a Pontiac owned by the late Hollywood actor Reynolds. The highest bid was for a 2018 Prevost Featherlite H3-45 motorcoach, which fetched US$1.05 million. The lowest lot was a 2015 Honda CRF250 dirt bike for US$4,000. The 149 cars were seized from DC Solar founder Jeff Carpoff and his wife Paulette's home and business in California and Las Vegas in December 2018. The company filed for bankruptcy soon after, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. 10 billionaires who chose to drive cheap, modest cars The vehicles were auctioned off by the US Marshals Service (USMS) and Apple Auctioneering Co, a family-owned auction company that “specialises in the liquidation of seized assets for government agencies”, according to its Facebook page. “It is rare for the US Marshals to hold an auction of such a stunning collection of vehicles,” chief deputy US Marshal Lasha Boyden said in a prepared statement. The proceeds of the sale, which took place on Saturday, October 26, in Woodland, California, will be deposited into the USMS's seized asset account while awaiting further court orders. And while the auction totalled US$8.23 million in sales – which calculates to an average of a little over US$55,000 per lot – many bargains were surely had. Take a close look at some of the beauties which were let go, often at well below list price. The only 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS up for auction fetched US$42,500 A 2014 Tesla Model S P85D sold for US$63,000 A 2014 Tesla S P85 was also up for auction and fetched US$37,000. This 2017 Bentley Continental GT V8 S went for US$128,100 14 celebrities with crazy expensive supercars worth up to US$40 million This 1978 Pontiac Trans Am – that Burt Reynolds owned as a memento of the car he drove in the 1977 film Smokey and the Bandit – fetched US$181,000 There were also nine Dodge Challengers up for auction, including this 1968 Dodge Challenger Super Bee that fetched US$102,000 This 1967 Ford Mustang GT500 SE, restored by Riley Performance M and auctioned off for US$206,000, was among seven other Ford Mustangs up for sale The FBI originally seized over 160 cars, boats, and motorcycles from the Carpoff couple, as well as millions of dollars in cash from their personal belongings and the DC Solar headquarters. This 1993 AM General Hummer sold for US$26,600 The couple used the money to splurge on properties such as a Las Vegas mansion, condos in Lake Tahoe, a holiday home in Scottsdale and cars that are now up for auction. What cars do billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg drive? This 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 was auctioned off for US$50,100 DC Solar has been accused of running an US$800 million “Ponzi-type” scheme selling mobile solar generators. This 1969 Dodge Daytona went for US$215,000 Investors included Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate, which invested US$340 million in DC Solar. This 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon went for US$105,000 “In December 2018 and during the first quarter of 2019, we learned of allegations by federal authorities of fraudulent income conduct by the sponsor of these funds,” Berkshire Hathaway stated in its quarterly report to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The 1951 Chevrolet Thriftmaster 3100 was acquired for US$37,900 How the ultra-rich are turning their supercars into marble “As a result of our investigation into these allegations, we now believe that it is more likely than not that the income tax benefits that we recognised are not valid,” it continued. This 2013 BMW 328i was released for just US$15,600 Other investors also include Progressive, Sherwin-Williams and multiple regional banks, Bloomberg reported. This 2002 Dodge Viper RT-10 went for US$42,500 Progressive recorded a US$156 million loss in the first quarter, while Southern Californian bank East West Bancorp took a US$7 million hit, The Observer reported. This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS sold for US$66,100, while the other example went for US$47,700 Why the US$3.8 million Pagani Huayra beats Mark Zuckerberg’s supercar DC Solar claimed they were making money by leasing the solar generators to end users and paying investors back with the proceeds. This 1968 Plymouth GTX fetched US$92,000 However, investigators said that more than 90 per cent of the funds DC Solar claimed to be lease revenue was actually money from other investors. This 1965 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback auctioned for US$111,000 This made the company “appear successful, and the leases appear legitimate, when, in reality, leasing the equipment generated little income and early investors were paid from funds contributed by later investors”, according to a federal complaint. This 1962 Ford F-100 sold for US$100,500 This US$1m bulletproof hypercar beats the Batmobile The company claimed it had 12,000 generators in use. In reality, only 3,000 to 5,000 units were actually built, according to the complaint. This 1968 Plymouth Road Runner sold for US$105,000 The other two examples fetched US$37,000 and US$43,000. Each unit had an upfront price of US$150,000. However, federal investigators said the investors typically paid US$45,000 and then claimed US$45,000 in tax credits on their investments and tax deductions for its depreciation. This 2014 Jaguar XKR-S GT went for US$104,000 Can the electric Bollinger truck go where the Tesla Model X SUV can’t? “While we completely disagree with the FBI agent's claim that DC Solar was a Ponzi scheme and with any assertion that Jeff Carpoff acted improperly, we have been working closely with the government lawyers to provide resources to reimburse investor companies and banks to try to see that they do not suffer a loss,” Malcolm Segal, the Carpoffs' lawyer, said in June. This blue 1970 Plymouth Superbird fetched US$107,500 The yellow example realised US$155,000, while the orange one fetched US$157,500. A prized 1964 Austin Mini Cooper was pulled from the auction because of a paperwork issue but will be resold at a later time. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . 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