The Jindal administration will sell another 201 state vehicles at auction Saturday.
It’s the third auction in recent months as the state tries to generate money through the sale of under-used motor vehicles. Since March, the state has sold 243 vehicles generating $809,000, according to a news release issued by the Division of Administration.
On Saturday, the vehicles will range from 1981 to 2012 models. Two- and four-door passenger cars, small trucks and vans, dump trucks, bucket trucks and specialty vehicles are being put up for sale..
Examples include a 1998 Volvo dump truck, 2001 Dodge Ram, a 2005 Dodge Caravan and several 2008 Dodge Chargers.
The auction begins at 8 a.m., while bidding on the vehicles begins at 10 a.m. To avoid long lines, bidders can register before the auction during business hours at the Louisiana Property Assistance Agency office, 1059 Brickyard Lane. The office is off South Boulevard in downtown Baton Rouge between St. Philip Street and River Road. Bidders need to bring a valid driver’s license – businesses also need a tax identification number – and should register under the name the car title will be in.
The vehicles will be available for inspection from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Brickyard Lane facility, as well as from 7 to 9:15 a.m. the morning of the auction.
Winning bids can be paid with cash, check or a credit card. A 5 percent processing fee for credit cards and checks will be applied. However, those planning to pay with a check can visit Brown’s Auction website to find out how to avoid the processing fee. Title services will be offered at no additional charge, and two notaries public will be on site to assist with the sales and title transfers.
The auction will also include computers, printers, file cabinets, office furniture, metal lathes and welders. All of the items up for sale can be viewed at http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/lpaa/auction listing.htm.