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City Hall’s Used Cars open for business: 3 cop cars, pickup with animal cages among hottest of 11 deals

In City Hall on April 21, 2008 at 9:44 pm

The city of Cedar Rapids is unloading 11 used vehicles, some recapped tires and a backyard golf game called Birdie Ball.

The sales are underway on, the eBay-like online auction for government property that the city has used for a few years now.

Interested bidders can get to the site by going to

The bidding closes on May 2.

Three Ford Crown Victoria police cruisers are the hot items to date. Two of the three are 2005 models; one is a 2003. All have mileages in the 80,000s.

As of late Monday afternoon, one of the Crown Vics had 10 bids with the high bid price at $1,550; one had 13 bids, with the high bid price at $2,250; and one had 19 bids, with the high bid price of $3,553.

The 2001 pickup with the Animal Control operation’s cages on it has had 12 bids to date, and the high bid stood at $800 by late Monday afternoon.

Among the vehicles is a 1998 Ford Escort, a parking meter enforcement vehicle that has one bid of $300 to date. Mileage is 58,052. It is described this way: “This vehicle starts, runs, (is) drivable.”


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