Ludwigshafen: the hammer has fallen! The balance of the great car auction

As here in 2014, many vehicles are again ready for auction at the city of Ludwigshafen. (Archive photo)

Ludwigshafen – The city has been auctioning off deregistered and towed vehicles that simply went unclaimed by their owners. The balance of the auction:

Update from 1. OctoberThe final hammer has fallen! The large auction of the city of Ludwigshafen, which auctioned off a total of 44 vehicles that had been towed away and never collected by their owners on Thursday, has come to an end. LUDWIGSHAFEN24 takes stock: Of the 44 cars and motorcycles, 33 were ultimately sold to the man or woman in question. have been brought to the woman. The biggest bargain was a knockdown for 121 euros. With 3.500 euro at the most another of the 53 present Bieter for the new vehicle had to leaf out. A little disappointing the response to the East German cult car: the Wartburg brought only 300 euros.

The auction bids were placed in sealed envelopes in this box. (archive photo)

But what actually happens to the vehicles that were not sold at the auction?? „The apparently and by the appraiser as ‘scrap value’ The vehicles with a higher value will go to the next auction, but then with a lower minimum bid“, explains a city hall spokeswoman opposite LUDWIGSHAFEN24.

By the way: The money collected remains with the city for three years. Only if the owner does not announce itself up to then, it flows into the city purse. However, expenses due to towing and storage are deducted.

Ludwigshafen: Towed away and forgotten – city auctions off over 40 cars

First news from 27. SeptemberAre you by chance looking for a ‘new’ car?? May it also be something used? Then LUDWIGSHAFEN24 has a very hot tip for you: Because the road traffic department of the Ludwigshafen city council is auctioning off a car for sale on Thursday (30. September) once again cars and motorcycles from 2. Hand. From the rust bucket up to the genuine bargain is here everything possible! Highlight of the auction with more than 40 vehicles this time: a car of the East German cult brand Wartburg.

City Ludwigshafen on the Rhine
State Rhineland-Palatinate
Population 172.253 (as of 31. Dec. 2019)
Area 77.55 km²
Mayor Jutta Steinruck (SPD)

Interested parties can view the ‘forgotten’ vehicles between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the custody grounds of the Road Traffic Division at Achtmorgenstrasse 9 and Robert-Mayer-Strasse 6 (next to the Fire Department’s Disaster Control Hall). Written bids will be accepted until 1 p.m., from 3:30 p.m. onwards it will be announced who was the highest bidder in each case. The terms and conditions of the auction are posted on the spot.

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Ludwigshafen: Towed away and forgotten by the owner – city auctions off vehicles

It concerns deregistered and/or not to the traffic registered vehicles, which were removed by the city administration after months before some time from the public traffic area. The owners simply did not pick up their cars despite parking tickets and requests to do so. Accordingly, the vehicles are sold among other things without vehicle documents and keys, test drives are not possible. The condition of use of the vehicles is unknown, no guarantee or warranty is provided.

Auction 2014: The forgotten cars of the Ludwigshafeners

Important auction rule: The submission of bids obliges the bidder to take delivery of the vehicle and to pay on the day of the auction.

Due to the restrictions caused by the Corona pandemic, the City Council asks visitors to respect the hygiene rules in force when viewing and auctioning the vehicles. (PM/pek)

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