Vastavam web:Good times have begun for Hubballi businessman Hanumantha Reddy as he purchased two cars belonging to liquor baron Vijay Mallya, at Rs 1.58 lakh through an online auction. The original cost of those cars were Rs 53 lakh, when Vijay Mallya purchased them years ago. He paid Rs 40,000 for a 2002 Hyundai Sonata (MH 01 DA 7227), while the 2003 Hyundai Acord 2.4 AT(MH 01 DA 1235) was purchased at Rs one lakh. Remaining amount was paid as taxes. Both the cars are said to be in good condition, and with news of him purchasing Mallya car spreading like a wildfire in the city, there has been a demand for those cars now. “People are asking me to resell those cars and they are ready to pay higher price than what I paid for them,” he said. He said people are ready to pay Rs 2.5 lakh for the Hyundai Sonata, which is golden colour and the second car is currently fetching him Rs 4.5 lakh. However, he has not yet made up his mind to sell these cars.