October 21, 2014

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Elyria to auction cars, surplus items

Two cars — a Ford Mustang, front, and an Audi, are to be auctioned June 7 by the city of Elyria. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Two cars — a Ford Mustang, front, and an Audi, are to be auctioned June 7 by the city of Elyria. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — A supercharged 2001 Mustang GT convertible with a five-speed transmission and custom exhaust is the first thing listed on a multi-item auction list the city of Elyria hopes will bring in thousands.

It’s one of more than a dozen vehicles that will hit the auction block June 7, but not the only big ticket item city officials believe be a draw to the biennial event. There is also a 2001 Audi A6. Hundreds of other items will hit the auction block including salvaged and wrecked cars, snow equipment, lawn and maintenance equipment and small appliances.

“There are a lot of items we just don’t need anymore,” said Safety Service Director Mary Siwierka. “We don’t do this every year. The last auction was held in 2012, but we think we have enough stuff to make this worth our while this year.”

The auction will start 9 a.m. with a public viewing of items at 8 a.m. It will be at the city’s Central Maintenance Garage, 851 Garden St.

Superintendent Joe Strohsack said the best items will probably go fast and the hope is to bring upwards of $50,000.

“We were right around that amount last time, and I’m hoping we do just as good or better this time,” he said.

Strohsack said each vehicle is titled in the city’s name and after full payment is received, the title will be notarized to the new owner. Cash or check with proper identification will be accepted.

“We are selling everything as is, where is and what it is,” he said.

Appointments are available between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to view items by calling (440) 322-3184.


  • Phil Blank

    No link to a list of what is being auctioned?

    • Mark B

      Come on , do you want complete and accurate details ? Your at the wrong paper for that .

  • GreatRedeemer

    I looked on the city website, a lot of information is dated and stale.
    I did find the auction on the calendar of events.

    http://www.cityofelyria.org/parks/2014-city-of-elyria-special-events/

    The more information link opens your calendar program.

    City of Elyria Auction

    When Sat, June 7, 9am – 2pm

    Where 851 Garden Street, Elyria, OH, United States (map)

    Description Cars up for Auction can be viewed starting at 8am.

    more details» copy to my calendar

    I don’t know who maintains this thing but it needs some serious updating and take away the excuse our dust message that has been on there forever.

    • Pablo Jones

      Did the city ever hire that IT specialist back when Grace was Mayor? Or was it a part time position that they made full time. I guess this is what you get, the work that should be done never gets done. I said back then they should just have some interns from LCCC do this for them.

  • Brad Jones

    read the artical Phil Blank dont be a moron. Appointments are available between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to view items by calling (440) 322-3184.

    • Pablo Jones

      This isn’t the 1980′s. A link with a listing of items or even including pictures isn’t that hard to create. Plus it doesn’t require a city employee to be tied up answering phones all day. People can see what is available first if they are interested in any then they can take the next step.

  • Sis Delish

    Since its apparent that the monies raised for this year’s fireworks aren’t going to be spent on the same, is the Lockbox where the funds are stored up for auction?