Mexican Gov Auctioning Off 82 Luxury Cars, Including Lambo And Porsches, To Help The Poor

The Mexican government is set to auction off 82 vehicles seized by police and is promising to invest the money raised in poor communities.

Channel News Asia reports that the auction is scheduled for this Sunday and will include a first-generation Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster, three Porsches, and dozens of armoured trucks. There are also a number of Corvettes, Mercedes-Benzes, and a Ford Mustang Convertible. The registration to participate in the auction is only a little over $5.

While speaking with members of the media, President Andres Manual Lopez Obrador said that the auction will be run by the newly-launched ‘Institute to Return What Has Been Robbed to the People.’

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“Everything that is seized (from criminals) will now be given to communities, especially the country’s poor communities,” the president said.

“They were robbing from the poor and giving it to the corrupt. Not anymore. Now (the president’s) instructions are to give back to the people, the legitimate owners of these resources,” added Ricardo Rodriguez, the man heading up the new institute hosting the auction.

Officials believe at least $1.5 million USD can be raised through the auction of the vehicles.

Money raised will benefit two municipalities in the southern state of Oaxaca which the president says are among the poorest in the country.

In addition to the cars being sold, a separate auction will aim to sell three homes worth at least $7 million with funds raised going to a youth drug rehabilitation program. A third auction is also penciled in to sell jewelry seized from organized crime groups across the country.

  • robotlogic

    The Mexican Gov must have a very different definition of “Luxury Car” than I do. Other than the grey Lambo nothing else in that video approached “Luxury” level. And a BMW 328I is NOT a luxury car in my book, must be a 5 series or above.

    • TrevP

      I was thinking the same thing looking at a RAV4 and Passat in the video.

      • robotlogic

        What about that sweet Mustang II, Smart car or Fiat 500? Those could be worth upwards of $4400 each! The very definition of opulence and Luxury!

        • TrevP

          Don’t forget about the F-150’s especially the one with front end damage. That Yukon Denali seems to be the closest thing to “Luxury” I can see in the entire video

    • Ben

      I think they meant luxury as in “more than what is adequate”. In the same way certain countries call indoor plumbing a luxury.

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    • europeon

      I’m not sure you understand what a “luxury” car is either.
      That Lambo is a sport/super car, not a “luxury” one.

    • helloWorld

      they normally buy used imported vehicles from the US, so it is luxury

  • TrevP

    Why are they all dusty?! Ya’ll couldn’t clean them before displaying them?

    • Mr. EP9

      Ain’t no one got time for that.

      • TrevP

        Guess not haha

  • READING THE HEADLINE I WAS EXPECTING TO SEE A VIDEO OF ,WELL LUXURY CARS, NOT A USED CAR LOT.

  • Benoît Etienne

    let’s hope they removed all the cocaine from inside the luxury cars. ^___-

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  • helloWorld

    i wouldn’t want to own a cartel members car. you can get confused and shot at, unless it’s the Cherokee blindada

  • SteersUright

    Nice idea. Hope it works out as planned.

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