Weekend vehicle auction to bring in hundreds of thousands for the city

Weekend vehicle auction to bring in hundreds of thousands for the city

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - It’s that time of year again when you can get a deal on a vehicle at the City of Jackson Auction.

Clunkers to late model vehicles will go to the highest bidder Saturday at the Jackson Impound lot on Michael Avalon Street.

"This is probably one you could put a key in and drive it off," said Nick Clark with Clark Auctions pointing to a late model silver GMC Denali.

The auctioneer was showing off one of the better looking SUV’s among the hundreds of vehicles the city will auction off at the impound lot.

Nick Clark has conducted the City of Jackson vehicle auction for about 10 years. Source: WLBT
Nick Clark has conducted the City of Jackson vehicle auction for about 10 years. Source: WLBT

Some of the cars have been wrecked and damaged, others have a little wear and could use some TLC to be road ready, but Clark said they all have value, even if it’s just for the metal.

"Some will run. Some don't," said Clark. "They come without warranty. There's no title. We'll give you an affidavit, but you've got to get your title".

That affidavit will cost you $7.00.

There is a $10.00 entry fee to bid on more than 300 cars on the lot.

Wednesday the Jackson Police Department and auction staff were cataloging and placing stickers on the vehicles which have been cleared through the courts for sale.

They were either abandoned, seized or stolen.

Wednesday Jackson Police Command Staff and the Clark Auction staff finished placing stickers on vehicles for Saturday's auction. Source: WLBT
Wednesday Jackson Police Command Staff and the Clark Auction staff finished placing stickers on vehicles for Saturday's auction. Source: WLBT

“If you don’t know a lot about vehicles, and it’s your first time, probably be wise to bring somebody that’s got some experience,” added the auctioneer. “Somebody you trust that knows something about vehicles. You can bring a jumper cable, whatever if you want to try to jump something off.”

Money raised from the auction will go to the City of Jackson's General Fund.

Last year’s auction brought in about $230,000.

The auction is Saturday at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 7 a.m.

No one under 18 is permitted.

A second auction will be held May 25th for City owned assets like vehicles from the police and fire departments and public works.

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