December 20, 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.