My first question is this: Why would anyone in Minnesota have this car?  It's not like you can drive it more than a few months out of the year, but maybe it's something that would just be a "cool thing to have".

When I say it's the "Magnum Car", I say that because it's the model that was made famous with the original "Magnum P.I."  So, yeah, it's like 36 years old, and it has issues.  Some dents, some dings and things that you would expect from a car that is that old.  But, it only has about 60,000 some-odd miles on it.  Probably because you can only drive it here for part of the year. Oh, and the key doesn't work in the doors, I guess.  But you could get that fixed or you could just skip the doors and get in and out "Dukes of Hazzard" style.

But you can bid on this car... how the state obtained this thing?  They aren't really saying.  But nonetheless, it is still up for bid.  Right now the bidding is a bit North of $48,000.  The bidding is set to go up in $100 increments.

There isn't a lot of information on the reason that the state has this vehicle, like where did it come from?  There is some information that was shown that it was something involving a drunk driving incident.  But the details are a bit sketchy.  Either way, it could be yours free and clear.  The Star Tribune did have this statement:

... its driver, a 73-year-old Minnetonka man who "smelled like alcohol and was slurring his speech," was arrested, and though he later fought in court to get his Ferrari back, a judge ultimately ruled against him and it became the property of Minnesota. 

By the way, this auction closes today by 10AM.  So, act fast if you're interested.

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