Cars, trucks, lawn mowers and scrap metal are some of the items featured in Columbia County's auction this year.
"We've got patrol vehicles, pickup trucks, confiscated vehicles and more," said Greg Woodlief, procurement manager for Columbia County. "The auction is held at our fleet management department."
The county's surplus vehicle auction will be Saturday at 2263 County Camp Road, in front of the Columbia County Detention Center, in Appling.
Nearly 40 items will be included in the auction, including an 1984 S-10 4x4 Blazer, a 1988 Ford F700 Dump truck, a 1993 Grand Am, a 1985 Dodge Power Wagon, a pressure washer and a Murry lawn mower.
"We take excellent care of our vehicles, and 99 percent of them run and are in very good condition," Woodlief said. "It's just that they don't support the needs of the government anymore."
Woodlief said there were good deals to be made, like last year when the average selling price for former Crown Victoria police patrol cars was $1,200. Other deals from last year included the sale of a 2000 Harley-Davidson motorcycle for $10,700 and a 2001 Corvette for $28,500.
This is the sixth year the county has held the auction, and the amount of money collected has ranged from $50,000 to $100,000, Woodlief said. All profits go into the county's general fund.
Auctioned vehicles will be available for inspection beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, and the auction starts at 9 a.m.
All items are sold as-is. Wayne Evans Auctioneers will conduct the auction and will accept only cash, cashier's checks, certified checks, money orders or credit cards.
FIND OUT MORE
For more information, or to see pictures of some of the vehicles up for auction, visit www.co.columbia.ga.us or call 541-1924.
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