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State to auction off more than 200 'underutilized' vehicles

2 years 2 months 2 weeks ago March 09, 2015 Mar 9, 2015 Monday, March 09 2015 March 09, 2015 2:14 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brock Sues

BATON ROUGE - 217 underutilized state vehicle will be up for auction later this month, according to The Louisiana Property Assistance Agency.

The vehicles set to be auctioned on Mar. 14 range from 1988 to 2012 models and include two and four door passenger cars, small trucks and vans. The vehicles are considered underutilized because they have not been driven more than 15,000 miles since the state acquired them. LPAA said vehicles up for auction include a 2006 Jeep Liberty, a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe and a 2012 Ford Fusion.

The auction kicks off at 8 a.m. with bidding beginning at 10 a.m. In order to avoid long lines, visitors are urged ti register before the auction at the LPAA office during regular business hours. The office is located at 1059 Brickyard Lane, off of South Boulevard in downtown Baton Rouge between St. Philip Street and River Road. Bidders need to bring a valid driver's license, businesses will need to bring along a tax identification number, and should register under the name the car title will be in.

The LPAA says there will be no minimum bids, but winning bids must be paid with cash, check or credit card. There will be a five percent processing for credit cards and checks. However, the processing fee for those intending to use checks can be avoided by visiting Brown's Auction website to find instructions on how to dodge the fee. Notaries public will be on site to assist with title transfers at no additional cost.

Vehicles will be available for the public's inspection from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 11 through Friday, Mar. 13 at the Brickyard Lane facility. An additional chance to check out the cars will be offered to 7 to 9:15 a.m. on the morning of the auction. A valid driver's license will be required to get keys to the cars to start them, but test driving is not allowed due to insurance reasons.

In addition to vehicle, the auction also includes computers, printers, file cabinets and other pieces of office furniture and decorations. All of the items up for sale can be viewed by clicking here.

 

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