1960 Bentley S2 yields $107M in smuggled drugs
Judging from photos taken by the New South Wales Police Force in Australia, the headlights of a vintage 1960 Bentley S2 that just arrived on a ship from Canada probably did not work.
The reason: The fenders behind the headlights were a hiding place for where 161 kilograms of methamphetamine and 30 kilograms of cocaine were stuffed. That works out to 421.1 pounds of drugs, at an estimated street value of $107 million in U.S. dollars.
According to the Hagerty Price Guide, that’s about $106,968,000 more than a “standard steel” 1960 Bentley S2 in #3, or very clean daily-driver, condition would cost.
A statement from the NSW Police says the Bentley arrived in a shipping container from Canada earlier this month, and routine x-rays by the Australian Border Force revealed the stash. Rather than seize the drugs on the spot, the police maintained surveillance on the car and allowed it to be picked up, when they descended on the car and arrested two men, ages 22 and 23.
“As part of additional inquiries,” says a report from the NSW Police, authorities stopped a Toyota Prado and seized nearly five pounds of cocaine and $758,000 U.S. in cash, which is presumably related to the Bentley seizure. Two more arrests were made.