Benz, office equipment up for grabs

Parish trucks go for as little as a few hundred dollars


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Benz, office equipment up for grabs
Numerous items from vehicles to office furniture and computer hardware will be up for grabs when the parish government holds their annual auction next week.

The auction will take place on June 9 at 8 a.m. at the old Winn-Dixie at 1313 Paul Maillard Rd. in Luling. The public will get a chance to view the items for sale prior to the auction on June 7 and 8 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The parish holds the annual auction to unload items they no longer use. This year they will also be auctioning off items for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, including seized vehicles like a 2001 Mercedes-Benz and an airboat with a minimum starting bid of $10,000.

In addition, the parish is offering items from government offices closed in St. John and St. James Parishes.

"Because of those two offices closing we’ll have more furniture and it will be in a bit better shape than last year," Parish Procurement Agent Susan Wilson said.

Wilson said last year the auction raised more than $121,000, however, most of that came off of the sale of a mud buggy that went for more than $100,000 on its own.

"The biggest item this year will probably be the airboat," Wilson said.

Wilson said she also expects the dump trucks to go for higher amounts, but that pickups will range from a few hundred dollars if not running to more than $1,000 if running.

Parish employees were scrambling in the weeks before the auction trying to get as many vehicles running as possible. They said some of them had been sitting idle for up to two years before being started again and that minor repairs to get them in working order would raise the price considerably.

In addition to vehicles and dump trucks numerous pieces of office furniture including desks, chairs, bookshelves, close to 100 computers, laptops and printers will be available. However, all computers are being sold without hard drives.

Tractors, backhoes, excavators, lawn mowers, other outdoor heavy equipment, numerous trailers, cargo containers and various pumps and engine parts will also be up for auction.

Year

MakeMileage

2004

Chevy Monte Carlo

62,294

2003

Ford Windstar

82,359

2003

Ford F-150 (new battery)

122,926

2003

Ford F-150 (new fuel pump)

115,812

2003

Ford F-150

100,381

2002

Ford F-250 four door

102,021

2002

Kia Sedona

66,619

2002

Buick Century

129,609

2002

Ford F-250

182,049

2001

Mercedes E320 sedan

162,448

2000

Ford Explorer

152,461

2000

Dodge Ram 1500 V8

120,329

1999

Dodge Ram 1500 V8

113,845

1999

Dodge Ram 1500

116,494

1999

Ford pickup

220,406

1998

Ford F-150

205,516

1998

Ford extended cab

175,157

1997

Ford Aerostar Van

73,377

1997

Ford F-250

198,960

1995

Ford Ranger

139,794

 Vehicles (not running) 

2006 F-150 (wrecked)

2002 Ford F150 without a battery with 229,966 miles

1997 Ford F-250 without a battery with 192,369 miles

1993 Ford pickup without a battery with 152,673 miles

1993 Ford pickup without a battery

 Vehicles (running) 

2004 Chevy Monte Carlo with 62,294 miles

2003 Ford Windstar with 82,359 miles

2003 Ford F-150 (new battery) and 122,926 miles

2003 Ford F-150 (new fuel pump) and 115,812 miles

2003 Ford F150 with 100,381 miles

2002 Ford F250 four door with 102,021 miles

2002 Kia Sedona with 66,619 miles

2002 Buick Century with 129,609 miles

2002 Ford F250 with 182,049 miles

2001 Mercedes E320 sedan with 162,448 miles

2000 Ford Explorer with 152,461 miles

2000 Dodge Ram 1500 V8 with 120,329 miles

1999 Dodge pickup

1999 Dodge Ram 1500 V8 with 113,845 miles

1999 Dodge Ram 1500 with 116,494 miles

1999 Ford pickup with 220,406 miles

1998 Ford Taurus

1998 Ford F150 with 205,516 miles

1998 Ford extended cab with 175,157 miles

1997 Ford Aerostar Van with 73,377 miles

1997 Ford pickup

1997 Ford F250 with 198,960 miles

1995 Ford Ranger with 139,794 miles

1994 Chevy Suburban LL.

1992 Ford CB with 84,503 miles

 Dump trucks  

1998 International Dump Truck with 18,464 miles

2003 Ford F-750 with 84,405 miles

1999 International with 112,241 miles

1997 International Dump Truck with 40,025 miles

2000 International Dump Truck with 124,649 miles

1998 International Dump Truck with 140,253 miles

2003 Ford F-750 with 93,796 miles.

 




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