This Alleged Drug Kingpin’s Collection of Rare ’90s Sports Cars Is Up for Auction
Seized in a massive bust, many of these rides aren’t even street-legal.
It’s not everyday that you come across a 2000 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI Tommi Makinen Edition, a 1998 Subaru Impreza WRX STI, or a 1998 Toyota Celica GT-Four available for sale.
The cars were previously owned by Kong Meng Vang—the Oklahoma owner of Vang’s Dyno Performance Shop.
Vang is also an alleged drug dealer who happened to be in possession of 56 rare Japanese rides—and a few bikes—when he got busted by U.S. Marshals for smuggling 1,500 pounds of California marijuana into Tulsa.
Vang was forced to forfeit his business, residences and vehicles. The good news is that this would-be kingpin’s car collection is up for auction. Check it out below:
- 2009 Nissan GT-R
- 1997 Lexus SC300
- 2007 Toyota Tundra SR5
- 1991 Acura NSX
- 1972 Datsun 240Z V8-swap “pro-street” drag racer
- 1997 Lexus SC400
- 1991 Toyota Supra Turbo
- 1993 Toyota Supra Turbo drag racer
- 2000 Toyota Chaser Tourer V
- 2000 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
- 1999 Nissan Skyline GTR
- 2000 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI Tommi Makinen GSR
- 1996 Toyota Supra
- 1995 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III
- 1998 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Type R
- 1996 Honda Integra Type R
- 1996 Mazda RX-7 Turbo
- 1990 Nissan Cefiro Turbo
- 1997 Toyota Soarer GT-T
- 1998 Toyota Celica GT-Four
- 1998 Mitsubishi GTO Twin Turbo
- 2007 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe FLSTN
That’s only a partial list, according to Jalopnik. Other noteworthy models include a 1999 Kenworth T600 dump truck, a 2004 Cadillac Escalade EXT, a 2013 Volvo 3-Axle semi, and a 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 that currently has a leading bid of $65,025.
The bad news is many are imports that were never sold in the U.S. and therefore can’t be registered legally until they’re 25 years old, in accordance with federal regulations.
Car and Driver has further details:
Each auction listing comes with a warning that the cars don’t comply with US EPA regulations, and thus, are only approved for off-road or track use. Additionally, each listing says the cars are “never to be titled, registered, or operated on US roadways.”
[Car and Driver] reached out to the auction company to see whether any of these cars could be legally registered once they become 25 years old, the minimum age to legally import a non-US-market car and register it for road use.
Interested in acquiring one of Vang’s vehicles? You’ve got just over 10 days to put up a bid here.