More than 250 vehicles, including nearly 120 pickup trucks and SUVs, are being retired from the state motor pool and will be auctioned off April 24 at the State Service Garage, 513 Barrett Street in Frankfort.
The public auction begins at 10 a.m. Individuals can pre-register and inspect the vehicles from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, April 23 or register and view them the morning of the sale from 8 to 9:50 a.m.
“Each year the state rotates vehicles out of its inventory,” said Pete McDonald, director, Kentucky Division of Fleet Management. “This is an opportunity for individuals and organizations to buy a low-cost car, truck or van that still has a useful life.”
Vehicles range over years, makes and models, from 1996 to 2012. Vehicles are categorized with a status of either “runners” or “non-runners.” One of the oldest vehicles on the runner list is a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 4×2 with 70,800 miles. One of the newer runner status vehicles is a 2012 Ford Fusion with 220,400 miles. A 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4×2 has the least amount of miles at 22,000. More than 20 vehicles are classified as non-runners and will be sold as salvage.
In 2017 the average sale price of running vehicles was approximately $2,200.
“People from all over the state buy vehicles at our surplus property auctions,” said Dewey Blevins, director of the Division of Surplus Properties. “Whether you are an individual or a non-profit, if you need a farm truck or a van, you may be able to find something suitable and affordable.”
Questions can be directed to Fleet Management Inventory at 502-564-2260.
Full payment is due within one hour after the last item is sold. Payment can be made with a credit card; cash; cashiers, certified, or travelers checks; money order or personal check with proper identification. Any check over $5,000 must be accompanied by a letter of credit from the bank; all out-of-state checks for any amount must have a letter of credit. Credit card transactions will incur a 2.75 percent fee. All items sold at the auction are subject to a 7 percent buyer’s premium. There is a $100 fee for returned checks.
Additional payment information and a list of vehicles are available online at surplusproperty.ky.gov.