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What Do a Chevelle, Wurlitzer Organ, and Movado Watch Have in Common?

Public Date: 5/13/2013 12:00 AM
Contact: Bill Mullan, Media and Communications Officer
Phone Number: 248-858-1048

​Pontiac, Michigan -- A classic 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle is among more than five dozen vehicles up for bid Saturday, May 18 at the annual Oakland County Spring Auction. Other great items include a variety of Air Jordan shoes, Tiffany jewelry, men’s Movado and Rolex watches, a Wurlitzer Electronic Organ, and a pallet of miscellaneous cell phones and accessories. Auction items were confiscated during criminal investigations or previously owned by county and local governments. The auction will be held at the county’s Vehicle Operations Building, 1200 N. Telegraph, Building 16 East, in Pontiac.

We're expecting a large turnout again this year because of the unique items on our auction list," said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. "Last year we had record sales and long registration lines. So, we're urging people to pre-register because we think we'll surpass our 2012 totals."

Among the vehicles available are a silver 2007 Dodge Magnum; a red 1997 Ford Econoline Van equipped for a wheelchair; a green 1990 GMC tanker truck; and a yellow 1969 GMC five-yard dump truck with a 12-foot plow. Other items on which the public may also bid include Cartier glasses, widescreen Panasonic televisions, mowing tractors, and a Minimoto Maxii Motorcycle Electric Pocket Bike.

"The Oakland County Spring Auction really has something for everyone," said J. David VanderVeen, director of central services.

The public preview of all auction items will begin Saturday, May 18 at 8:00 a.m. Those who wish to inspect only the vehicles up for auction may do so Friday, May 17 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The general auction gets under way at 9:30 a.m. Saturday followed by the vehicle auction at 11:00 a.m. Gates close at 3 p.m.

To pre-register or for more information, go to oakgov.com/auction. Individuals may also pre-register on-site Friday during vehicle inspection hours. The auction information line is 248-858-1015.

Note to Media:
Media are welcome to preview the auction items for a story any time during business hours this week. Contact Bill Mullan, media and communications officer, at 248-858-1048 to make arrangements.