City Auctioning Excess Cars on Saturday
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 • 9:19am
PATERSON, NJ – Municipal officials are putting more than 50 city-owned vehicles up for auction on Saturday.
These are not exactly dream cars. Some are missing their engines or have mechanical problems. Many have scratches and dents. They all have many miles of wear and tear on them.
But the auction is popular among mechanics and folks looking for a cheap vehicle to fix up to drive back-and-forth to work.
“We sell them all in as is condition,’’ said Harry Cevallos, the city purchasing agent.
The auction begins at 10 am on Sat., Aug. 20 at Paterson’s Police Motor Pool at 266 Ellison Street. Bidder buying cars for less than $100 must pay in full with cash, certified check or money order. Personal checks will not be accepted. On cars that go for more than $100, bidder must put down at least a 50-percent deposit and pay the balance within 72 hours.
Many of the vehicles are Ford Crown Victorias that were used by the police department. The newest of the cars are 2007 models, while the oldest is from 1988.