Purdue to offer cars, vans for sale

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Lafayette Online) — The general public is invited to purchase used vehicles from Purdue University’s Transportation Service.

Transportation Service has scheduled a sealed-bid sale to dispose of cars and vans that have been replaced by newer vehicles. The vehicles will be available for viewing from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 5 and 6 and from 8-11 a.m. June 7. Vehicles will be parked at the Transportation Maintenance Building, 1175 Harrison St., West Lafayette.

Buyers may bid on more than one vehicle, but may make only one bid per vehicle. Bids must be submitted no later than June 9.

“We are always looking for ways to reduce costs and make the best use of our resources,” said Carol Cox, director of Transportation Service. “This sale is an effort to reduce the expenses associated with the rental fleet. We have received public inquiries wanting to purchase our used fleet vehicles, and we are pleased that we can again offer this opportunity.”

More than 30 2004-2007 model year Impalas, Tauruses and Astro passenger vans will be sold. Mileages range from 51,000-62,000 miles. A 2001 Astro cargo van with an estimated 15,000 miles also will be offered for sale. While looking at the cars and vans, potential buyers will receive additional information, including year, make, model, mileage, and estimated wholesale and retail values.

Successful bidders will be notified beginning June 10. Those with winning bids will be able to test drive vehicles before purchasing them. Every vehicle will be sold as is, without warranties of any kind. Payment will be due to the university within 48 hours of the bid’s acceptance.

Bidding instructions and a list of vehicles being sold will be posted on the Transportation Service Web site at http://www.purdue.edu/transportation.

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