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Who wants to bid on a seized Cadillac?

Written by Mary Wilson, Former Capitol Bureau Chief | Oct 10, 2012 11:41 AM

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The Department of General Services, better known for the dispersal of crows and its tolerance of Occupy Harrisburgers, is auctioning off cars hauled in by state agencies next Monday.

Consider yourself invited to preview the goods:

Public Sale to Feature Assortment of Seized Vehicles

Harrisburg – The State Department of General Services invites the public to visit the Manheim Auto Auctions, located at 488 Firehouse Road, Grantville, Dauphin County, later this week to preview the more than 570 vehicles that will be available for bid on Monday, Oct. 15.

Prospective bidders are invited to inspect the vehicles from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, through Sunday, Oct. 14.

The auction will feature an assortment of seized vehicles from state law enforcement agencies including manufactures such as Land Rover, Mercedes, Cadillac, Toyota, Oldsmobile and others. In addition, vehicles no longer used by state agencies from manufacturers such as Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, and Jeep will be up for bid.

The auction will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and closes at noon. All revenue generated will be returned to the commonwealth. Buyers may purchase with cash or certified funds in the form of money orders, cashier's checks, certified checks or bank checks – all made payable to “Manheim Central Penn Auto Auction.”

For more information on this auction, payment conditions and a complete listing of vehicles, visit DGS online at; click on “Bid on an Automobile” under the “How Do I?” section of the website; scroll down to “Next Auction” and select “Click here for the pre-sale listing.”

Media contact: Troy Thompson, 717-787-3197

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