Home / Auto News / News article: Government Seized Vehicles Auction Includes Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, Lamborghini - AutoGuide.com News
 |  May 04 2012, 2:15 PM

Welfare, food stamps and a revolving door of sex scandals are among the many things the U.S. government provides its citizens on a regular basis, but you might be pleased to know they have a hand in used exotic car sales too.

That’s right. When drug lords, smugglers other illegitimate businessmen are arrested, their assets are often seized. At some point, the high-end toys that inevitably collect are auctioned off — perhaps to buy hookers for the Secret Service.

In any case, one such auction is upon us and true to form there are some fantastic finds for sale. The list includes two Lamborghini Murcielagos, a Rolls-Royce Phantom, a Maserati Quattroporte and a Ferrari F430 among several others.

While most of them seem to be reasonably well kept, there are a few defects. For example, the Maserati’s instrument panel doesn’t work. There are also a couple of beaten-up Cadillacs: an Escalade with a leaking transmission among other problems, and and Escalade EXT with an inoperable dash panel. Most of the interesting cars seem fine, though.

The auction takes place May 16 in Riverside Calif. Have a look through our gallery below to see what’s available. Every one of the cars available was seized by a government agency including the U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Internal Revenue Service, and Secret Service.

GALLERY: Government-Auctioned Exotic Cars

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