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Unclaimed and Abandoned Vehicle Auctions Bainbridge Island WA

In some cases, the sales are held by towing companies who are authorized to pick up and sell the vehicles at auction. In some cases, the sales are held by towing companies who are authorized to pick up and sell the vehicles at auction. Learn how to buy cheap cars at unclaimed and abandoned vehicle auctions held by cities across the country.

Insurance Auto Auctions
(877) 550-1262
8801 Marginal
Tukwila, WA
 
Amado Towing Services
(425) 745-1627
8398 Spring Creek Rd SE
Port Orchard, WA
 
Seaview Chevrolet Pontiac Gmc
(425) 742-1920
17909 Highway 99
Lynnwood, WA
Services
Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers

Affordable Used Cars & Marine
(360) 373-3333
3890 Wheaton Way
Bremerton, WA

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Carter Motors
(206) 783-4877
5221 15th Ave NW
Seattle, WA

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Stokes Auction
(866) 273-8102
8398 SE Spring Creek Rd
Port Orchard, WA
 
Lynnwood Dodge
(425) 771-2255
20612 Highway 99
Lynnwood, WA
Services
Clutch Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

Good Chevrolet Inc Parts Department
(425) 235-2000
325 SW 12th Street
Renton, WA
Services
Clutch Repair,Radiator Repair,SUV Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers

Magnolia Motors
(206) 283-1546
2410 34th Ave W
Seattle, WA

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Jantz Engineering
(360) 598-2773
20555 Pugh Rd NE
Poulsbo, WA
 
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Unclaimed and Abandoned Vehicle Auctions

Special weekly or monthly car auctions are held in larger cites across the U.S. to sell vehicles that have been left on the side of streets or in parking lots and abandoned by owners. These unclaimed vehicles are regularly sold by municipalities at public auctions.

In some cases, the sales are held by towing companies who are authorized to pick up and sell the vehicles at auction. Sales revenue is often shared with the local government.

Although many of the vehicles have been abandoned because they have broken down and no longer run, some can be restored to good operating condition at minimum cost and effort. However, other vehicles, some in excellent condition, have been left unclaimed for reasons we can only imagine. Was the owner a spy who had to leave the country quickly? Was it someone who passed away unexpectedly and had no heirs? Or was it a case of terrible forgetfulness?

The city or towing service does everything it can do to try to locate the owner of these vehicles, but after a period of time will give up and place the vehicles on the auction block. In some cities, the cars must be listed in a public media such as a newspaper for a specific time before it can be declared as unclaimed. Here is an example of the process for a Washington county:

10.72.080 Unclaimed vehicle--Sale--Disposition of proceeds.
If, after the expiration of fifteen days from the date of mailing of notice to the registered and legal owner, the vehicle or automob...

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