This news may seem too good to be true, but as Egon Spangler, a.k.a. Harold Ramis, said in Ghostbusters, “I’m always serious.” If you’ve ever wanted the DeLorean from the Back to the Future franchise, a Batmobile or the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters, this upcoming public auction could be your chance, of course, if you just happen to have thousands of dollars just hanging around!
And if that wasn’t enticing enough, there’s a bit of a backstory here too. Ryan Sheridan, an Ohio man now imprisoned for fraud, must have had a penchant for expensive replica cars because he bought a 1981 Delorean that he reworked to uncannily resemble the Back to the Future time machine, a 1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic that he made into an enviable Batmobile and a 1959 Cadillac he turned into the famous Ghostbusters hearse.
When he went to jail for overbilling Medicaid due to a phony rehabilitation center that he ran for several years, he had to forfeit a treasure trove of expensive cars, including the movie replica ones above. So now they’re all going on sale at a public auction on August 1, Cleveland.com reports. In a press release, U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said “These three flashy cars are an example of the ill-gotten gains obtained with the tens of millions of dollars that Ryan Sheridan stole from Medicaid, and therefore American taxpayers,” adding, “The U.S. Marshals routinely sell vehicles, real estate and other assets in order to return proceeds to victims of federal crimes.”
The auction will be held at Skipco Auto Auction in Canal Fulton, Ohio, at 9 a.m. on August 1, but people can also register online by July 31 since it’ll also be simulcast online, so you won’t have to miss a thing!