Renowned Texas trial lawyer, John Maurice O’Quinn made his name in handling plaintiff’s litigation, including representing clients suing breast implant manufacturers, medical facilities, and tobacco companies. His biggest wins were a $1 billion verdict in 2006 against Wyeth Laboratory for its diet drugs, fen-phen, $17.3 billion tobacco settlement for the state of Texas, and $100 million for silicone breast implants made by Dow Corning. In the past decade, O’Quinn won, through settlement and/or verdicts, more than $20 billion for his clients.
His turbulent earned money, O’Quinn liked to spent on cars – he has been a passionate car collector, who paid world-record prices for some of the world’s rarest automobiles, and he often bought several high-end cars in a single weekend. Before died in a single car crash, aged 68, he owned hundreds of cars worth millions of dollars—and owed millions of dollars. Now, three years after his death, 200 of his cars, including the World’s Oldest Ford From 1903 will be offered for sale at the RM Auction in Hershey, Pennsylvania on October 11-12, to help pay financial obligations of his estate.
Along with 1903 Ford Model A – the oldest existing Ford, which is estimated $300,000-$500,000, other notable O’Quinn’s rare cars include: 1933 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan, estimated at $150,000-$200,000; 1937 Packard Twelve Seven-Passenger Limousine, estimated at $75,000-$125,000; 1919 Renault Type EU Torpedo, estimated at $50,000-$75,000; 1920 Premier Model 6-D Seven-Passenger Touring, estimated at $30,000-$50,000 and 1900 Milwaukee Steam Runabout, estimated at $20,000-$40,000.