It wasn't a conventional car showroom, but the aim was to send a clear message to crime empire crooks that police are determined to strike at their operations.
Just some of the cars seized in the past few months were put on display in George Square yesterday.
They were among assets worth £18.3million taken from crime groups since April, including homes, cars and £500,000 in cash.
Police say expensive luxury cars have often been seen as a status symbol among serious and organised crime groups, leaving the communities shocked at the display of wealth stemming from crime and drug dealing.
From £50,000 Range Rovers to £70,000 Audis, the fleet of cars on display had previous colourful ownership histories.
Some of the cars belonged to crime gangs in the south of Glasgow and North Lanarkshire.
Deputy chief constable Campbell Corrigan, of Strath-clyde Police, said: "These vehicles represent our efforts in tackling serious and organised crime.
"Those involved in organised crime are synonymous with big fancy cars and people in communities are telling us they have had enough of the show of wealth.
"There is no doubt drugs and organised crime are paying for these cars.
"One way of disrupting these gangs and affecting their finances is seizing their cars and through Proceeds of Crime legislation feeding that money back into the community."
Since April, some 650 organised crime gang members have been jailed and police say they will relentlessly pursue those involved in criminal operations.
Mr Corrigan added: "This sends out a strong message to both criminals and the public. People ask why can't we take cars like these from criminals. Today we are showing the public we have.
"Scottish society is saying enough it enough. Not only are they seeing people in their communities killed by drug dealers and their trade, they are seeing them making millions in criminal assets.
"People are lying in mortuaries as a result of drug deaths at criminals' hands and communities need to make that connection.
"Some vehicles on display will have belonged to major players. However, some will be from some who have started at a pretty low level and can work up to cars like these relatively quickly.
"There will be some criminals who may recognise these cars and our message to other crime groups dealing in drugs, death and people trafficking and exploitation is that we will take it from you and you will end up in jail."
Among the cars seized was a £20,000 Audi A3 and a £35,000 Audi A4 convertible which was seized during an inquiry into a crime group that was defraud-ing innocent car buyers.
A £70,000 Audi Q7 was seized from a member of a crime group – who had no insurance – as part of a disruption tactic designed to target organised crime groups.
A £40,000 Landrover Discovery was seized by a crime group who were involved in the theft and resale of high value vehicles throughout the UK.
A £35,000 Ford Focus RS and a £42,000 Subaru Impreza were two of several vehicles seized by police following an inquiry into an organised crime group which had illegally obtained victims' personal details and used these to purchase vehicles throughout the UK.
A £16,000 Mini Cooper was seized following an inquiry into the theft and stripping of vehicles for their component parts.
The inquiry led to action being taken under the Proceeds of Crime legislation.