Stock image of a Hyundai Tiburon
Stock image of a Hyundai Tiburon Campbell Gellie

51 cars impounded in Mackay heading to auction

THERE are 51 cars from a BMW to Nissan bluebirds about to be auctioned off after they were impounded by Mackay Regional Council.

The owners of the cars, or another person acting on the owner's behalf, have until November 25 to organise to get their car back.

The cars were impounded from all over the region but some streets had more cars impounded from them than others.

Three cars were taken from Bedford Rd at Andergrove, two from James St, Mackay and two from Adrian St at West Mackay.

Some of the cars listed to be auctioned off include a blue BMW 328 sedan, gold Ford fairmont sedan, green Holden Statesman sedan and a white Nissan pulsar sedan.

Some of the cars look pretty beaten up but other's like the silver Holden barina seem to be in good shape.
Some of the cars look pretty beaten up but other's like the silver Holden barina seem to be in good shape. Campbell Gellie

In July, The Daily Mercury reported that an impounded car auction was the cheapest way for Caitlyn Bonaventura to put four wheels on the road.

Her father bought her a 1993 Nissan Pulsar and with some mechanical work it cost her $500 and registration to get it on the road.

"I would definitely do it again it and I would recommend to anyone to try it, especially if you are mechanically minded or know someone who is," she said at the time.

"My dad bought one from an auction so he could finish a car he was rebuilding. It was a great way of getting some cheap spare parts."

Cars to be auctioned if they are not reclaimed by November 25

Some of the cars look pretty beaten up but other's like the silver Holden barina seem to be in good shape.
Some of the cars look pretty beaten up but other's like the silver Holden barina seem to be in good shape. Campbell Gellie

 

Impounded cars.
Impounded cars. Shakira Sellen

The council removes vehicles from roads if they are an eyesore.

If the council receives a complaint about a car, a council officer will inspect and if it is unregistered a, Abandoned Vehicle notice is stuck to the windscreen.

The owner of the car then has eight days to remove the car from the road.

The release fee for an abandoned vehicle is $290.



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