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Iowa DOT vehicle auction Oct. 19

iowadotlogoAMES – Nearly 100 vehicles and pieces of equipment will be sold by the Iowa Department of Transportation at an auction Saturday, Oct. 19, beginning at 9 a.m.

Photos of some of the items up for auction have been posted on the Iowa DOT’s website at A more complete listing of items can also be found on this site, along with a form to request an auction handbill via email.

The sale will be held at the Iowa DOT’s auction lot, located at South Fourth Street and Oak Avenue in Ames. Vehicles and equipment to be sold are from the Iowa DOT, Iowa State University, cities, and counties.

Vehicles to be sold include sedans, station wagons law enforcement vehicles, minivans, pickups, and single- and tandem-axle trucks. Other equipment includes tires, snowplows, toolboxes, mowers, wheel loaders, pumps, tanks, routers, and much more.

Auction items may be inspected at the sale site from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, and from 7 to 9 a.m. the day of the sale. All items are sold “as is” with no warranties or guarantees. When needed, “in transit” paper license plates will be furnished by the Iowa DOT after final settlement has been made.

Bidders must be at least 18 years of age and will be assigned a permanent bid number that must be displayed when purchasing an item. Persons who already have permanent bid numbers should bring those numbers to the auction.

Buyers are encouraged to make final settlements on the day of the sale. Each successful bidder must furnish a $200 deposit for each vehicle that is not paid for in full on the day of the sale. Final payment must be made no later than 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25.

Payment can be made with cash, personal or company check, traveler’s check, postal money order, cashier’s check, or bank draft. The Iowa DOT reserves the right to request certified funds. Political subdivisions can use requisitions or purchase orders.

Lynch Auction Co. of Boone will conduct the sale. Coffee, sandwiches, and cold drinks will be available for purchase at the auction site.

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