City of Ithaca selling abandoned vehicles this week at towing lots

The City of Ithaca has over three dozen cars and trucks for sale this week pursuant to New York State’s “abandoned vehicles” law. Sales will take place at three towing lots the morning of Wednesday, October 11, and included in the car auctions this week are sedans, trucks, and SUVs.

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.

This week’s vehicle sales will be auctions, handled through a bidding process. According to the Ithaca Police Department, terms of sale will be cash, cashier’s check or certified check. The City has listed the vehicles available and the times and places as follows:

Charlie’s Towing, 1941 Elmira Road
10:00 am
1. 2003 Toyota van
2. 2006 Ford van
3. 2008 Dodge van
4. 2005 Ford sedan
5. 1993 Ford truck
6. 2000 Honda sedan
7. 2008 Chrysler
8. 1998 Ford suv
9. 2007 BMW sedan
10. 2005 Ford sedan

Ryan’s Towing, 221 Elmira Road
10:30 am
1. 2006 BMW sedan
2. 2007 BMW sedan
3. 2004 Ford truck
4. 1986 Ford truck
5. 1994 Dodge truck
6. 2002 Ford truck
7. 2001 Acura sedan
8. 1993 Volvo sedan
9. 1989 Buick sedan
10. 2002 Buick sedan

Fingerlakes Towing, 520 Esty Street
11:00 am
1. 1997 Chevrolet sedan
2. 2004 Nissan sedan
3. 2002 Honda sedan
4. 2005 Hyundai sedan
5. 2005 Dodge sedan
6. 2014 Dodge truck
7. 1998 Dodge suv
8. 2008 Mazda sedan
9. 1999 Chevrolet sedan
10. 2001 Chrysler suv
11. 2001 Pontiac suv
12. 2005 Toyota van
13. 2002 Pontiac sedan
14. Isuzu sedan
15. 2004 Land Rover suv
16. 1997 Chevrolet suv

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