On Wednesday, police auctioned a rare 1930s automobile for $2.3 million, breaking the record set last year when a vehicle for sale at auction sold for $3.3-million.
The auction of the automobile, owned by J.P. Graves, Jr., at the U.S. Marshals Service auction house in Dallas came as the Texas Rangers announced that they had acquired the team’s minor league baseball team, the Austin Missions.
The Rangers also announced plans to move the team to Oklahoma City.
Graves, who was an assistant for the team from 1933 to 1936, sold the 1930s Mercedes-Benz car, which had been used by the Texas Ranger baseball team from 1932 to 1936.
The Texas Rangers have not won a World Series since 1933.
They have not been to the playoffs since 1908.
The Graves vehicle was the third-oldest automobile ever auctioned for the Rangers, the team said in a statement.
The vehicle is believed to have been bought for $1.4 million at a Texas auction house on July 23, the last day of the season.
The auction house has been in the business of selling vehicles since the early 1900s.
The car, nicknamed the “Grave” for the location of the car’s driver, was purchased by the Rangers in 2010 for $25,000.
The team also sold a 1969 Dodge Charger used by a former Ranger, according to the team.
In 2011, the Texas team acquired the San Antonio Missions from former owner Jim Gray.
The San Antonio club won its first championship in more than 70 years, but was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.
The team will be based in Texas next season and will play in the Texas League’s Gulf Coast League.