The British Government has reaped almost £1.2million by selling the seized supercar collection of a crime lord dubbed ‘Don Car-leone’. Alexander Surin, a fugitive currently living in Dubai, had a number of cars and houses seized in 2009 as part of a major operation. Among these was a Rolls-Royce Phantom which had £800,000 of cash in the boot, and a Ferrari Enzo thought to be the most expensive car ever seized and sold at a UK auction. The National Crime Agency (NCA) struck an agreement to sell the cars under the Proceeds of Crime Act earlier this year. A Ferrari Enzo, Ferrari 599 GTB, Ferrari California and the Rolls-Royce Phantom were auctioned off.
His old Enzo, which sold for a whopping £897,500, is one of just 400 ever built, was named after the company’s founder and is capable of 217mph. The ill-gotten gains ended up selling for for a total of £1,189,840 with the Phantom fetching £69,820, the 599 going for £124,700 and the California selling for £97,820. All four cars were sold by Bonhams at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Source: Mirror