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Unclaimed and Abandoned Vehicle Auctions Portland OR

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
4415 158th
Portland, OR
 
Portland Auto Auction
(503) 737-3100
3000 N Hayden Island Dr
Portland, OR
 
Toyota of Gladstone
(503) 655-7100
19375 McLoughlin Boulevard
Gladstone, OR
Services
Clutch Repair,Emissions Testing,Radiator Repair,Speedometer Repair,SUV Repair,Tune up Repair,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

Falcon Auto Inc
(503) 235-7555
910 E Burnside St
Portland, OR

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Rallitek Performance
(503) 309-8645
628 SE Mill St
Portland, OR

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Insurance Auto Auctions
(877) 550-1262
14335 Tualatin Sherwood
Sherwood, OR
 
Brasher'S Cascade Auto Auction
(503) 492-9200
23585 NE Sandy Blvd
Troutdale, OR
 
Tonkin Wilsonville Nissan
(503) 222-2277
26700 SW 95th Avenue
Wilsonville, OR
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,SUV Repair,Tune up Repair,Van Dealers,Auto Dealers

Cars
(503) 235-9223
521 SE Madison St
Portland, OR

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Convention Center Auto Whol
(503) 232-3100
419 E Burnside St
Portland, OR

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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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