The old saying goes that if you can't do the time, don't do the crime. But being a criminal can involve more than just taking a trip to the big house; it can also mean losing possessions purchased from any ill-gotten gains. Still, one man's loss is another's gain, and if you're in Lodi, NJ, on September 12, you stand the chance to buy some of the ultimate muscle cars from the US Marshals in what is being gruesomely nicknamed the Blood Muscle auction.

The grisly moniker was earned because all of the vehicles belonged to the president of a blood testing company who is facing prison time for alleged bribery, according to Hemmings. After all, they are muscle cars bought with actual blood money. The seven-vehicle collection includes some of the ultimate muscle cars ever made, and the original buyer clearly had an eye for rarity.

This cornucopia of V8 power includes a teal 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429, a 1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang, an orange 1970 Plymouth Superbird, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS convertible and perhaps most prized of all – a trio of 1969 Yenko Chevys with a Chevelle, Nova and Camaro all represented. From the included photos, all of them look to be in fantastic condition.

A.J Willner Auctions, which is coordinating the sale, has authenticating documents for all seven vehicles on its website. "This is a live auction, all bidders will need to attend and bid in person with the required $10,000 cashier's check as a deposit on them," the company says about the event. If you can get past how the cars were purchased, there could be some bargains here.


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      Philip Kozakieiwcz
      • 4 Months Ago
      my oh my, i can't believe the condition of these gems, the term "mint" would still be a vast understatement. as a big enthusiast of classic American Muscle this gives me a big smile and makes me happy to see. hopefully they'll all get the homes they deserve.
      Jaclock LaGlock
      • 4 Months Ago
      I could most definitely get over how they were purchased.
      Bimbo Watcher
      • 4 Months Ago
      The 70 Superbird is making my balls rumble. Unfortunately I can't take out a second mortgage.
      IBx27
      • 4 Months Ago
      Grabber green '70...absolutely beautiful car in a perfect color. My dad had a '70 Mach 1 with a Hurst transmission package and a 351 Cleveland. Unforgettable, iconic car.
        IBx27
        • 4 Months Ago
        @IBx27
        Edit: Dad had a *Grabber Green* '70 Mach 1.
      Ryan Marshall
      • 4 Months Ago
      ELEANORRRRRRRRR!!!!!!
      Lab Rat
      • 4 Months Ago
      Holy F!*$... Eleanor.
      krshndsntagr8
      • 4 Months Ago
      ok who's got a million dollars to start
      pickupmiami
      • 4 Months Ago
      We have moved into an era of cars that park themselves, drive themselves and i am sure the manufactures are working on cleaning themselves. Let the revolution never die. BOSS 429 Hell yes. these are the true meaning of American muscle.
      Dave
      • 4 Months Ago
      Is that '70 Chevelle vert a LS6? If so, that baby is ultra rare. Gotta love the BOSS 9 though.
      81waldron
      • 4 Months Ago
      dat GNX tho...
      Avinash Machado
      • 4 Months Ago
      Paradise for classic car lovers.
      buk53
      • 4 Months Ago
      I must say his taste in cars is impeccable.So sorry about his luck or lack of.What is the world coming to when you cant even bribe for business.He didn't do any thing that hasn't been done many times before in all kinds of businesss
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