By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Kanye West’s fleet of cars sold for nearly $435,000 this week, which was a pretty good deal, according to a Cheyenne city councilman and car salesman.
The winning bids for the seven cars, which were sold through Nampa, Idaho-based Musser Brothers Auction, totaled $434,780, according to TMZ. The fleet included a 2016 Ford F-350, a 2017 Ford F-250, a 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor, a 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor, a 2020 Ford Expedition XLT Max and a 2020 Ford Expedition Limited Stealth edition.
“If you do dirty math, those vehicles are about $55,000 a piece, plus buyers’ fees,” councilman Scott Roybal told Cowboy State Daily on Tuesday. “With the used car market right now, it’s pretty reasonable. We’re selling some cars with 200,000 miles on them for $10,000 right now.”
The outlet also reported that the 2019 Raptor sold for $86,900, including the 10% buyer premium, which made it the most expensive Ford Raptor ever sold.
“I’m just saying, I have a 2017 GMC 2500 lifted sitting in my lot with 100,000 miles on it and it’s going for $70,000,” Roybal said. “The price is going to vary depending on the vehicle, but I will also say that a fool with money is welcome everywhere.”
He also explaind that the vehicle likely was selling for around $77,000, but the auction house added an extra 10% premium, allowing it to pocket more than $8,000 from the sale of just one truck.
Roybal joked that he wanted the name of the buyer who purchased the 2019 Raptor, as he had more cars to sell them.
More than 800 people bid on the vehicles, a number Roybal was not surprised to hear.
“You’re sitting around, got a couple hundred thousand in the bank and you see this go up for sale?” he said. “Some of the bids are going to be pure boredom, some will be because he’s a world-famous rapper and some will be because these are ranching vehicles and they can get beat up more.”
Originally, West sold the vehicles back to Fremont Motors in Cody where he originally purchased them. He has also placed his ranch, Monster Lake, up for sale for $11 million.
It was not clear whether it was dealerships or private buyers, or both, that purchased West’s vehicles.
Last month, West’s “Psalm Cody Commercial” LLC listed seven commercial properties within Cody’s city limits for sale at a total price of $3.2 million.