BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Louisiana Property Assistance Agency will sell 83 state vehicles at its auction April 11.
According to the Office of the Commissioner, 214 underutilized cars were sold at auction last month, generating $751,700 for the state.
The vehicles range from 1991 to 2010 models, and include two- and four-door passenger cars, small trucks and vans, as well as heavy trucks. Examples include a 2007 Dodge Ram, a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado and a 2004 Ford Explorer.
"There are some great deals for people hoping to buy a vehicle, but they move fast," said Steve Bice, Director of the LPAA. "We encourage people to register and inspect the vehicles early to save time."
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 LPAA office, 1059 Brickyard Lane, which is 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 also need a tax identification number – and should register under the name the car title will be in.
Winning bids can be paid with cash, check or a credit card. A five 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 vehicles will be available for inspection from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 through Friday, April 10 at the Brickyard Lane facility, as well as from 7 to 9:15 a.m. the morning of the auction. A valid driver's license will be required to get keys to the cars and crank them; test driving is not allowed due to insurance reasons.