US Marshals Auctioning Off Rare Muscle Car Collection, Including a Superbird
David Nicoll was a crook. He bribed and cheated his way to amass an incredible fortune. And like most schemers – his bubble burst. Why does that matter? Because now his collection of vintage muscle cars is going up for auction, and it’s bound to fetch some big bids. PHOTOS: See More of the 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Convertible
As president of New Jersey’s Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services (BLS), Nicoll bribed over a dozen doctors to send blood samples to his company to test, all while billing Medicare for the bogus work. Between 2006 and 2012, Nicoll’s scheme bankrolled an astounding $200 million for BLS, and earned him a reported $33 million, which he spent on cars, strippers, and season tickets to the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets.
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Crook or not, Nicoll knew how to pick a muscle car.
The highlight of the auction appears to be Nicoll’s 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird, which looks to be an immaculately restored example, sporting its signature 426 cubic-inch Hemi V8 and only 63,000 miles on the odometer.
It’s joined by a pair of vintage Mustangs – a ‘70 Ford Mustang Boss 429 and a ’67 Shelby GT500 – as well as a mid-restoration 1971 Hemi ‘Cuda and a slew of fast Chevrolets. Get ready, they're a doozy: a 1969 Yenko Chevelle Two-Door Hardtop; 1969 Yenko Nova; 1969 Yenko Camaro; 1970 Chevelle Convertible; and a 1970 Chevelle Super Sport 454. A whole boatload of pristine muscle.
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The sale, conducted by AJ Wilner Auctions, will be held on Sept. 12 in Lodi, New Jersey. Learn more about these vintage muscle cars and view the auction details here.
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