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Unclaimed and Abandoned Vehicle Auctions Clinton IA

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.

Rotti Motors
(563) 243-4520
1641 S Bluff Blvd
Clinton, IA

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Insurance Auto Auctions Inc
(877) 550-1262
5403 Rockingham
Davenport, IA
 
Quad City Salvage Auction
(563) 285-2100
3601 S 1st St
Eldridge, IA
 
Copart Inc
(515) 262-1900
3300 Vandalia Rd
Des Moines, IA
 
Plaza Motors
(319) 895-6232
320 Highway 30
Mount Vernon, IA
 
INSURANCE AUTO AUCTIONS INC
(877) 550-1262
1914 Euclid
Des Moines, IA
 
Adesa
(515) 986-5532
1800 Gateway Dr
Grimes, IA
 
Des Moines Auto Auction Llc
(515) 285-8911
1530 E Mckinley Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Qcsa Auto Auctions
(563) 391-6400
7300 N Brady St
Davenport, IA
 
West Central Auto Auction Inc
(515) 987-1700
3277 Ute Av
Waukee, IA
 
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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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