Nearly 200 vehicles, including more than 70 pickup trucks and SUVs, are being retired from the state motor pool and will be auctioned off May 24 at the State Service Garage, 513 Barrett Street in Frankfort.
The public auction begins at 10 a.m. Individuals can pre-register and inspect the vehicles from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 23 or register and view them the morning of the sale from 8 to 9:50 a.m.
“Each year the state turns over part of its vehicle inventory,” said Pete McDonald, director, Kentucky Division of Fleet Management. “Many individuals and organizations can benefit from buying a low-cost car, truck or van at the auction.”
Vehicles range over years, makes and models, from 1993 to 2007. Vehicles are categorized with a status of either “runners” or “non-runners.” One of the oldest vehicles on the runner list is a 1993 Jeep Cherokee 4x4 with 176,301 miles. One of the newer runner status vehicles is a 2007 Jeep Compass 4x4 with 107,582 miles. A 1999 Ford Taurus has the least amount of miles at 56,320. More than 30 vehicles are classified as non-runners and will be sold as salvage.
In 2015 the average sale price of running vehicles was $2,207.
“Over the years, we’ve seen businesspeople, churches, non-profit agencies and many others buy vehicles at our surplus property auctions,” said Dewey Blevins, director of the Division of Surplus Properties. “Whether you need a farm truck or a van, you may be able to find something suitable and affordable.”
Questions can be directed to Fleet Management Inventory at 502-564-9943.
Full payment is due within one hour after the last item is sold. Payment can be made with a credit card; cash; cashiers, certified, or travelers checks; money order or personal check with proper identification. Any check over $5,000 must be accompanied by a letter of credit from the bank; all out-of-state checks for any amount must have a letter of credit. Credit card transactions will incur a 2.5 percent fee. All items sold at the auction are subject to a 7 percent buyer’s premium. There is a $100 fee for returned checks.
Additional payment information and a list of vehicles are available online at http://finance.ky.gov/services/surplus/Pages/UpcomingPublicAuctions.aspx.