SACRAMENTO — The state is trying to determine what to do with a $36,000 customized station wagon it bought last June for outgoing state Controller Ken Cory, it was reported Wednesday.
The Sacramento Union said the new GMC Suburban was delivered to Cory three months after he announced in March that he would not seek reelection. A spokesman for Cory, who leaves office Jan. 5, said the car was ordered before Cory decided not to run again.
The vehicle was customized by a Fort Worth, Tex., company that added a special mahogany interior, dual rear wheels, bucket seats, a special underdrive transmission adapter, a trailer hitch, a citizens' band radio, aluminum wheels and running boards and two-tone gray paint.
The cost of customizing the vehicle was estimated at $9,000 to $10,000 by Terry Harter, president of Western Hauler in Fort Worth.