See our Best of Detroit 2020 winners.

Monday, January 22, 2018

50 impounded vehicles to be sold during Detroit municipal auction

Posted By on Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 1:41 PM

click to enlarge SHUTTERSTOCK
  • Shutterstock

The city will sell off yet another fleet of impounded vehicles during a municipal auction that will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 24.

During the auction 50 abandoned, booted, and towed vehicles will be auctioned off to the highest bidder — but the winner must have a valid driver's license and be able to pay cash for the vehicle before driving off the lot. Vehicles must be paid for in full and picked up by 5 p.m. after which time storage fees will begin to accrue.



Owners must also pay to have the vehicles re-keyed.

These auctions happened periodically. The last time around, most of the vehicles were in pretty poor shape. The city assigns each car a rating of R1 (worst body condition) through R4 (best body condition). All vehicles auctioned off at the Jan. 10 auction were rated R1.

This time around, 40 of the vehicles are rated R1 (all abandoned), but nine vehicles (booted or towed) are rated R2 or R3.

None of the vehicles are available for inspection before the auction.

The auctions will begin promptly at 9 a.m. at 5997 Caniff between Mound and Mt. Elliot.

The vehicle lists are available below. 

Tags: , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 18, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2020 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation