Ever wonder what becomes of the seized cars, trucks, and vehicles seized by the Police, IRS, & FBI? Every month across the United States, thousands of cars are repossessed (repo'd) and auctioned off to the public at police auctions. These cars are listed up to 90% OFF their original value and often start at $100. Many great cars have been selling post-auction for $300 as a result of current recession. Also listed are government pre-owned vehicles, usually well maintained and not more than 2-3 years old.
What's important in finding police auctions? The most important criteria in selecting one of these sites are 1) Legitimacy; do they have access ALL police auctions for seized cars and trucks, or just a few? 2) Listings; do they list repossessed, or repo'd AND seized vehicles? and 3) Contact Information; do these sites give you the information you need to register at the auction, contact the sheriff or police departments or agencies, etc. Our top recommendation in this category is Gov-Auctions
Government Auctions has recently added vehicle auction listings for both online and live on-location auctions. To find your favorite car simply provide your ZIP code or car make/model to see a list of cars and on-line and live auctions in your area (Video shows a 1 year old Monte Carlo sells for $1,000). Once you have a membership you'll also have access to listings of the many cars that don't sell during the auction are sold afterward for $300.
Legitimacy - Just looking at their home page we see they've been featured and interviewed on CNBC, ABC News, CBS News, Barrons, and others. There was even a video posted of their CNBC feature. Watch the video - it was NOT a commercial. This site is as valuable and legitimate as they get. I know I bought my beemer using them.
Listings - Thousands of car/vehicle listings of all types with a new easy to find search engine. Find any car within any auction anywhere in North America (nobody else is tapped into all the auctions like these guys)! Afterall, when you're trying to make or save money, you want the largest number of choices.
Contact info - Too many of the auction sites don't provide enough detail; again, these guys get it right. Many listings have a picture of the vehicle as well as all contact and auction info.