MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Cars, Harley-Davidson motorcycles and engines are just a few of the items up for auction in one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for Memphis. Saturday is the city's semi-annual surplus sale.
The auction is expected to bring in about $300,000 to the city of Memphis, with most of that money coming from the vehicles. Nearly 90 cars will be on the auction block and all it takes is cash to drive one of them home.
The City's Director of General Services, Martha Lott says, "These are the vehicles that have exceeded the mileage that police officers can't use them any longer. We strip the emblems and everything and sell the vehicles whole."
Memphis police retires cars at 100,000 miles. The cars may grab big money but Lott says the attention will be on the 10 Harleys. "The motorcycles have expired the life expectancy of motorcycles for officers, they're Harleys and two Kawasakis from the motor division."
Copiers, engines, car seats, even ovens are also up for grabs, nearly 240 lots total. "All of this in the warehouse it's taking up a lot of space so we can't bring inventory in," Lott says, "It's kind of like a spring cleaning."
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning, June 2, and the auction starts at 9:00 a.m. Payments will only be accepted in cash. The auction will take place at 671 St. Jude Place, Memphis.