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Unclaimed and Abandoned Vehicle Auctions Coralville 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.

Plaza Motors
(319) 895-6232
320 Highway 30
Mount Vernon, IA
 
Mercedes Benz Chezik Sayers
(319) 358-2122
2331 Mormon Trek Blvd
Iowa City, IA

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Deal Connect
(319) 330-8681
1017 N Summit St
Iowa City , IA
 
C R Cars
(319) 362-5080
2702 6th St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA

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Heiken Garage
(319) 363-9208
1791 16th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA

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Kelly's Auto Ctr
(319) 337-0500
510 S Riverside Dr
Iowa City, IA

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All Iowa Auto
(319) 354-0081
605 Highway 1 W
Iowa City, IA

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Boulevard Automotive
(319) 365-9971
2455 Williams Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA

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D J Auto
(319) 390-1100
3815 16 Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Jim Miller's Buy-Rite Used Car
(319) 362-9747
600 3rd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, 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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