Ever wonder what happens to those cars you see in neighborhoods and on the side of the highway with the big orange stickers on them? If nobody claims them, they go to auction.

The next Missoula Police Department abandoned vehicle auction is this Thursday, September 28th at Pro Towing, 1922 South 3rd Street West. The auction will begin at 10 a.m. Unless reclaimed, the following vehicles will be sold.

You may preview the vehicles starting at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday and payment can be made by cash or check only. The Missoula Police Department lists the following reasons that abandoned vehicles eventually get removed.

  • Abandoned vehicles are not only an eyesore but also a hazard.
  • They are unsafe to play in or around, rodents and other animals nest in them.
  • Abandoned vehicles have a negative effect on neighborhoods, contributing to the "broken window" problem.

Turn somebody's trash into your 'new to you' ride at an affordable price. Many times, these abandoned rigs only need a few small repairs to get them up and running again.