Dotcom's luxury cars up for sale
Wed, 05 Dec 2012 11:21a.m.
By 3 News online staff
Internet mogul and soon-to-be stage actor Kim Dotcom has sold a number of his luxury cars as his ongoing legal battles soak up more of his fortune.
Dotcom’s lawyer has confirmed that six vehicles – three Mercedes-Benz cars, two Mini Coopers and a Toyota Hilux – have been sold to North Shore motor dealer Tristram European, Fairfax reports.
Dotcom’s Rolls-Royce Phantom and Mercedes-Benz CL63 are meanwhile being sold at Auckland’s Continental Cars, and are listed at $399,900 and $189,000 respectively.
A ninth car, or pieces of it at least, will also be sold at Turner’s Car Auctions. Dotcom’s lawyer Greg Towers told Fairfax Dotcom ended up with this dismantled Mercedes as he was preparing to build a custom car before his Coatesville home was raided in dramatic style by police in February.
“He was putting together a ‘Merstang’ – which is a Mustang with a Mercedes chassis and engine inside," says Mr Towers, "and that was a project left uncompleted after he became occupied by other matters."
Dotcom’s car collection was seized by police during the raid, and while the dispute over the freezing of his assets is resolved the proceeds from the sale of the cars will be held by the official assignee.
Mr Towers advises that while the cars are for sale, a number of Dotcom’s infamous personalised plates – including 'GOD', 'HACKER' and 'GUILTY' – will not be.
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6/12/2012 1:17:40 p.m.
I think he should sue. Seems he has the right to now.
5/12/2012 5:49:28 p.m.
Shame, what does he need all those cars for anyway.
5/12/2012 5:47:38 p.m.
He and their companies have committed no crime in New Zealand or Germany. If David Bain had a collection of anything the 2 Judiths would be still holding that seeking 4th and 5th opinions too. Would really like to know how the decision-making processes are achieved. There are obviously a bunch of perverse 'advisers' behind all this. I like Brian's comparison of taxpayers versus suckering idiots. I hope Kim can shake the wood enough for a few to be exposed. Bring back stockades and tomatoes for effective punishment. The fact is that if English, Collins, Mander and Finlayson had simply pointed out that the Commissioner is not realistically in a position to underwrite the destruction of a billion-dollar business and hundreds of thousands of peoples' intellectual property, then Kim would still have his cars and everything else to which he is entitled under common law
5/12/2012 4:52:01 p.m.
High time our police and all the other petty bureaucratic spooks etc left him alone. To my knowledge he has committed no crimes here so therefore WE the TAXPAYERS - not the idiots suckering up to the yanks - nor the yanks themselves will be paying the damages when he goes for recompence and retrobution for the costs and damages.
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