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Warsaw. The city will earn half a million from the sale of abandoned cars

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Road builders settled a tender for the sale of cars and a motorcycle, which, after being towed away, were not picked up by their owners for half a year. According to the regulations, they became the property of the city. – 834 bids were received for 78 vehicles. Ultimately, 69 of them can find new owners. The total amount of the winning bids exceeds PLN 480,000.

This is the fourth time road builders have put up for sale vehicles unwanted by previous owners. Until the fall of 2021, cars that no one decided to pick up were sent for scrap after they became the property of the city. ZDM usually did it without regret, because in most cases it was about heavily damaged cars, which even a general renovation would not restore them to the roads.

But there are also exceptions. Many of the abandoned cars, although classified as wrecks, do not actually need to be scrapped. “Therefore, in the autumn of 2021, we put up for sale 8 such cars through a tender procedure, of which 7 found new owners, and the sum we obtained for them was PLN 92,700. In the spring of this year, 16 cars were put up for sale – 5 were sold for PLN 8 360. At the end of September last year, we announced another procedure, and as many as 47 cars were on the list – 41 of them found new owners, and over PLN 350,000 was transferred to the city’s coffers” – road workers calculated.

This year, 77 cars and a motorcycle went under the hammer

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The proceedings from March this year, which have just been settled, were another record – 77 cars and a motorcycle went under the hammer. “In total, we received 834 offers, 811 of them met the conditions of the regulations. After verifying the applications, we selected 69 bidders who submitted the highest, valid offers for individual vehicles” – said ZDM.

The Toyota RAV4 from 2005 enjoyed the greatest interest, with 58 people interested in purchasing it. In the end, the vehicle was sold for almost PLN 14,000. The most expensive vehicle turned out to be Skoda Fabia – the highest offer was almost PLN 33,000.

New buyers were also found for: Polonez Caro (PLN 6,350.99), Yamaha Virago motorcycle (PLN 5,000) and Foodtruck Mercedes MB 100 Cabe (PLN 12,590).

The bidders who submitted the best bids are now notified of further procedures. If all the vehicles will eventually go to new buyers, the city’s budget will gain about PLN 480,000. For this amount, it will be possible to renovate, for example, 400 meters of roadway.

Cars removed from the streets under the procedure of art. 50a of the Road Traffic Act. These are vehicles left without license plates or whose condition indicates that they are not used. Such cars – as in the case of any towing – are removed at the request of the city guard or the police and go to the car parks of companies with which road builders have signed relevant agreements. There they wait for the owner or the person authorized to collect them. If no one claims the car within six months, it becomes the property of the city by law.

We wrote about the first sale of abandoned cars on tvnwarszawa.pl:

ZDM puts towed cars for saleZDM

Main photo source: administration of cities roads

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