Hideous 'Incredible Hulk' drug dealer car heads to US Marshals' auction
Are you in the market for a super hero-themed car? Well you’re in luck, because a repossessed ‘Incredible Hulk’ car is currently being auctioned off by the U.S. Marshals Service. There is one caveat, however: a notorious drug dealer once owned it.
Previously owned by Ohio drug dealer Thomas King, the vehicle is a modified 1989 Chevy Caprice, equipped with a Corvette L7S engine. The ‘Hulk’ car also touts 30” custom-painted wheels, custom A/V system with 12 amps and four 15” subwoofers, 4 TVs, and an iPad for controls. Not to mention, it also includes a hydraulic hood. The starting bid is $49,900.
The car was initially repossessed in March during a massive drug bust in Fairfield, Ohio. Aside from the ‘Hulk’ car, cops also seized four other luxury vehicles, a machine gun and 500 pounds of marijuana. The seized cars and drugs totaled approximately $1 million, according to Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones, who called it one of the largest cases he’d seen in a long time.
King has been charged with drug possession, but more charges are expected to come. King was caught due to a joint investigation between the Butler County Undercover Regional Narcotics Task Force and the United States Drug Enforcement Agency.
The U.S. Marshals Service auction continues until Monday, November 12, 2012. If you are interested in bidding on the vehicle you can call (800) 824-7881 or email [email protected] Eligible bidders must provide a copy of their driver’s license and contact information. The winning bidder must also pay a $500 deposit. The current U.S. Marshall auction also includes a 1969 Chevy Camaro, which boasts a starting price of $49,900.
Although King may not be a household name, a vehicle once owned by one of the most recognizable criminal’s ever was auctioned earlier this year. In July, an armored 1928 Cadillac V8 Town Sedan once owned by Al Capone fetched $341,000 at RM Auctions at St. John’s event in Plymouth, Michigan.
Capone’s former ride features a V8 engine, which delivers 90 bhp and a three-speed manual transmission. At one time, the vehicle contained 3,000 pounds of bulletproof asbestos-wrapped steel plating and one-inch thick glass. Although the Cadillac has lost its armament, it still possesses a secret rear window compartment, for rifle storage.
The Marshals Service currently runs the Department of Justice's Asset Forfeiture Program by managing and disposing seized and forfeited properties by federal law enforcement agencies.