Bargain hunters look for abandoned cars in Gary, IN Police impound auction

There were 105 vehicles up for auction between the city’s three contracted towing companies. Bidding started at $350 for cars model year 2009 and older and $500 for model years 2010 and above. The first $350 goes to the towing company for their fees, the rest is returned to the city’s coffers.

Goldsby said you have to know what you are looking for, and about how much basic and likely necessary repairs would cost. Most vehicles will need a tune up, oil change and tires, among other basic repairs. Some need body work to repair crash damage.