Juan Carlos "Chupeta" Ramírez Abadía is a bad man. Arrested last year for crimes including drug trafficking and money laundering, it's estimated that prior to being caught he was worth somewhere in the region of $1.8 billion. Now, in order to recoup some of the cost of
making people like this rich the war on drugs the Brazilian government is putting Abadía's belongings up for auction, including this mystery SUV.
The most popular item at the auction isn't hotted up vehicles however; it's Abadía's underwear. You see, the notorious Abadía, a member of the Cali Cartel, was captured last august in only his skivvies, making owning an authentic pair of coke-filled Y-fronts a hot ticket collectors item amongst São Paulo's chattering classes.
The auction was such a hit that the police had to be called in to manage a crowd of 5,000 that tried to squeeze into a bidding space intended for just 200. It's estimated that 80% of Abadía's belongs went in the first three-hours.
But, getting back to this hot green SUV: what the hell is it? Our initial thoughts were modded FJ40 or a replica thereof, but the more we look, the more we're confused. Call us crazy, but the thought of owning an ex-drug lord, tri-fuel mud plugger with maybe, just maybe a hidden stash somewhere in its undercarriage gets our teeth grinding. Bonus points to any Brazilian readers who send in an authentic pair of Abadía's underwear. [Via BBC News]