Nearly 30 legendary cars are headed to auction in total.
These days, it's not uncommon to see a mint-condition Toyota Supra pull six figures at auction. However, what we're about to see on June 4 is staggering, even for jaded enthusiasts. A fleet of almost 30 cars is headed to auction, including 13 Mk IV Toyota Supras and several other drool-worthy performance models. The sale comes courtesy of a police raid on a suspected drug dealer, and the lots have to be seen to be believed.
Stanley Paine Auctioneers is handling the sale, and in total, 29 cars will cross the auction block. In addition to the fleet of Supras, the collection includes a 2003 E46 BMW M3 with 50,000 miles, a 2015 M4 with 17,000 miles, a 2004 Honda S2000, and a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo. The collection features a few low-mile mothballed cars, but most are drivers, so the winning bidder can use the car instead of putting it up for display only.
The list of Supras reads like a recap from a JDM enthusiast's wet dream. Out of the 13 cars, 12 are turbocharged, and eight have manual transmissions. Most have fewer than 50,000 miles on the clock, and all but a couple are unmodified. Because of the big power numbers their 2JZ engines can make with modifications, the number of Mk IV Supras left unmodified in the world is dwindling. Ten relatively unmolested cars is a big deal.
The cars are all part of a collection previously held by Cory Taylor, a man arrested by Massachusetts State Troopers for possessing more than 130 pounds of marijuana. A subsequent raid of his home and car storage garage turned up millions of dollars, some guns, and the cars we see here. News reports at the time referred to the Supras as "primarily older-model Toyotas in a large garage." If only the cars' auction prices reflected that worldview.
If you're reading this and think that you want a shot at one of the cars, you will have some competition. Beyond being widely reported by this point, the auction is packed with cars that people spend lifetimes drooling over, so people with money - and likely many without - will be waiting for the auctions with their eyes and wallets wide open. The auction house says that "all vehicles will be sold to the highest bidder regardless of price," so that's a good indication of the financial bloodbath to come. Even so, these cars won't hit the mark set by Paul Walker's legendary car from The Fast and Furious movie.
The auction opens on June 4 at 10 AM EST, but the auction house will offer inspections for two days prior. The auction requires a $5,000 deposit and final payment by cash or wire transfer - so no slipping a car onto a credit card here.