See Sacra­mento pre­view of spe­cial cars to be auc­tioned in Wood­land

Lodi News-Sentinel - - LOCAL/STATE - By Michael McGough

U.S. Mar­shals will dis­play an as­sort­ment of 10 clas­sic, lux­ury and mus­cle cars in front of Golden 1 Cen­ter on Wed­nes­day morning, pre­view­ing a full set of nearly 150 fed­er­ally seized ve­hi­cles that will be auc­tioned off this week­end in Wood­land.

A 1978 Pon­tiac Trans Am owned by Burt Reynolds, a replica of the car fea­tured in “Smokey and the Ban­dit,” will join nine other unique cars be­ing shown off.

The cars will be at the Down­town Com­mons in Sacra­mento from 9 a.m. through about 1 p.m., with some of them be­ing revved up as part of a me­dia pre­view, the U.S. Mar­shals Ser­vice said in a news re­lease. The event is open to the public.

The col­lec­tion of 19 au­to­mo­biles be­longed to the own­ers of de­funct DC So­lar

So­lu­tions, a Beni­cia com­pany em­broiled in an al­leged $2.5 bil­lion Ponzi scheme. An ac­coun­tant and an elec­tri­cian for DC So­lar pleaded guilty to con­spir­acy charges in fed­eral court in Sacra­mento on Tues­day.

The full col­lec­tion is be­ing housed at the Ap­ple Tow­ing ware­house in Wood­land, where the ve­hi­cles will be auc­tioned off start­ing at 9 a.m. Satur­day. Auc­tion pre­views will take place Thurs­day and Fri­day, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the same lo­ca­tion.

On­line pre-bid­ding opened ear­lier this month through the Ap­ple Auc­tion­eer­ing Co. web­site.

As of early Tues­day af­ter­noon, the Reynolds-owned Trans Am had amassed 69 bids, peak­ing thus far at $65,050. One ve­hi­cle, a 2018 Prevost Feather­lite Out­law mo­bile home, has ap­proached $1 mil­lion in on­line pre-bid­ding.

Live pre-bid­ding and an on­line we­b­cast of Satur­day’s auc­tion are avail­able on the Ap­ple Tow­ing web­site.

In ad­di­tion to the Trans Am, the other nine ve­hi­cles that will be show­cased near Golden 1 Cen­ter on Wed­nes­day are:

• A 2017 Bent­ley Con­ti­nen­tal GT

• A 2014 Jaguar XKR-S

• A 2018 Dodge Chal­lenger SRT De­mon

• A 1967 Ford Mus­tang GT • A 2007 Ford Mus­tang GT500

• A 1969 Chevy Ca­maro SS • A 1969 Dodge Daytona RR

• A 1971 Dodge Chal­lenger RT

• A 1970 Dodge Bar­racuda

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