Our friend Ed Bolian created VINwiki to track and share the history of the world's greatest cars. Much like us, once he achieved a global audience he began to receive leads on amazing automobiles in unusual circumstances. Such was the case when VINwiki found siezed supercars in Brazil.
In his latest upload, we learn the story of an unscrupulous criminal who tried to illegally import US-spec cars without following proper procedures. The group consists of a Paint-To-Simple Porsche Carrera GT, Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, and the images show a Corvette and other toys.
The genius who tried to import them was also involved in money laundering, so he was given a lenient sentence of 50 year in Brazil's comfortable correctional institutes. If he is still alive, he will never see his cars again because the government wasted no time in seizing them. That was back in 2012, and the cars have been stored in a warehouse outside of São Paulo.
Tired of taking up space, the owner of the facility reportedly offered to sell each car for storage fees, but without titles. An option would be to take them apart and ship them to the U.S., or bring them here whole and place a Mechanic's Lien on them. Being a Native Floridian, it used to be easy to get a title with a Georgia Bill of Sale, not that I have ever done so...
Needless to say, it will take some negotiation with the Brazilian authorities and a few logistical hurdles to bring these cars home. So one of you will probably be able to do this. My Portugese is a little rusty, so someone please translate this and share it, you could be sitting on a gold mine!. Stay with us for all your VINwiki updates.