City of Ithaca selling abandoned vehicles this week at towing lots

August 18, 2015 by Rachel Cera

The City of Ithaca has fifteen vehicles for sale this week pursuant to New York State's "abandoned vehicles" law. Sales will take place at three towing lots the afternoon of Wednesday, August 19th.

Abandoned cars or cars with multiple unpaid tickets might be booted or towed. 14850 file photo.Abandoned cars or cars with multiple unpaid tickets might be booted or towed. 14850 file photo.Under New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, Section 1224, local authorities may take ownership of a vehicle, and dispose of it as they see fit, under a variety of circumstances including a vehicle parked on a public road without license plates, a vehicle parked illegally for a certain length of time, or a vehicle left at a towing company lot or other impound facility for a certain length of time.

The vehicle sales will be auctions, handled through a bidding process. The City has listed the vehicles available and the times and places as follows:

August 19, 2015 1:00pm
Charlie’s Towing Yard, 225 Elmira Road (behind Hunt’s Auto)
1. 1998 Chevrolet Malibu  
2. 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee  
3. 1996 Mercedes Benz C280  
4. 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer  
5. 2001 Audi A6  
6. 1998 Toyota T100 truck

August 19, 2015 1:30pm
Ryan’s Towing Yard, 221 Elmira Road (behind Trux Outfitters)
1. 2005 Nissan Maxima 
2. 1998 Toyota Camry

August 19, 2015 2:00pm 
Fingerlakes Towing Yard, 520 Esty Street (behind Countywide Appliance)
1. 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2. 2003 Honda Odyssey  
3. 1998 Audi A6  
4. 1997 Mercedes Benz E420  
5. 2008 Nissan Rogue 
6. 2013 Toyota Corolla  
7. 2004 Pontiac Aztec

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