Benz, office equipment up for grabs
Parish trucks go for as little as a few hundred dollars
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.
Chevy Monte Carlo
Ford F-150 (new battery)
Ford F-150 (new fuel pump)
Ford F-250 four door
Mercedes E320 sedan
Dodge Ram 1500 V8
Dodge Ram 1500 V8
Dodge Ram 1500116,494
Ford extended cab
Ford Aerostar Van
139,794Vehicles (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 batteryVehicles (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 milesDump 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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