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Unclaimed and Abandoned Vehicle Auctions Columbia SC

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.

Goodwill Car Auction
(803) 407-5881
7138 Broad River Rd
Irmo, SC
 
Copart Salvage Auto Auctions
(803) 794-3252
4324 Highway 321
Gaston, SC
 
Palmetto Wholesale Auto Sales
(803) 735-8880
3801 Two Notch Rd
Columbia, SC

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South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association
(803) 252-0205
526 Hampton St
Columbia, SC

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The Automotive Advisor Car Buying Service LLC
(803) 261-7300
PO Box 50702
Columbia, SC
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Mid State Auto Auction
(803) 359-9437
5363 Augusta Rd
Lexington, SC
 
Jim Moore Cadillac Inc
(803) 779-3822
2222 Main St
Columbia, SC

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Five Star Automotive
(803) 799-0050
201 S Assembly St
Columbia, SC

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Auto Image Inc
(803) 227-3660
4967 Two Notch Rd
Columbia, SC

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United Car Sales
(803) 782-7190
5311 Forest Dr
Columbia, SC

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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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