100+ non-flooded vehicles up for auction Saturday in Pasadena

The city of Pasadena says more than 100 vehicles that did not flood will be up for grabs at the city?s regular vehicle auction on Saturday, September 16.

PASADENA, Texas – Pasadena says more than 100 vehicles will be up for grabs at the city’s regular vehicle auction on Saturday, Sept. 16.

The vehicles include surplus city vehicles as well as confiscated and abandoned vehicles. 

All of the auction items may be viewed on Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturday, vehicle viewing starts at 7 a.m. and bidding will begin at 9 a.m. sharp. The auction will take place at 3124 Red Bluff RD. Pasadena, TX 77503.

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All vehicles are sold as-is, but a city spokesman confirms none of the vehicles were flooded during Harvey because they were already on the storage lot, which did not flood.

“My car made it fine through the floods, but I guess a couple of days after the floods someone decided they liked my car and they stole it right in front of my house,” said Alex Arceneaux of the crime that happened in West Chase, his Houston neighborhood. 

“My wife’s a teacher, I run a store. We’re paycheck to paycheck.” said Arceneaux.

Kareem Allaulu runs a used car lot in Pasadena, inventory of unflooded used cars is low, he says.  “It’s actually very difficult right now, especially for car dealers. Because our lots got flooded too,” said Allaulu.

Photos: Sept. 16 vehicle auction in Pasadena

“Literally, pun intended, it’s the perfect storm of things to make it hard to continue a normal life,” said Arceneaux.

The City of Pasadena sent out this press release regarding the auction. 

"The City of Pasadena’s public auction will  be held on Saturday, September 16, at the Maintenance Services Facility (3124 Red Bluff Road).

Over 100 vehicles will be up for bid, including surplus City vehicles, as well as confiscated and abandoned vehicles. All of the auction items may be viewed on Friday, September 15, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Saturday, vehicle viewing starts at 7 a.m., and bidding will begin at 9 a.m. sharp. Bidders can register on-site the day of the auction, beginning at 7 a.m., or fill out the online auction registration form on the City’s website and email it back for more convenience. 

Acceptable forms of payment are cash, MasterCard, Visa and American Express cards only. Checks will not be accepted. Items are sold “As Is, Where Is,” and there are no warranties. 

For more information, visit our website at www.ci.pasadena.tx.us and click on “Purchasing  & Auctions” in the “Resident” menu at the top of the page, or contact Worstell Auction Co. at (713) 946-8888. 

These vehicles were in our lot and DID NOT flood during the Hurricane."

“That’s really the main reason that got us to drive out here,” said Arceneaux.  “We, we changed our plans for the whole week to come out for this.” 

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. It might look bad right now, but after being worked on and everything it will go back to being a good car, you know,” said Allaulu.

Vehicles up for grabs are mostly older. You’ll find a wide variety of foreign and domestic cars and trucks along with a Jaguar, a BMW and a Mercedes.

More info on the web: http://www.ci.pasadena.tx.us/default.aspx?name=purch.auctions

LIST OF VEHICLES (some may be removed without notice):

CHEV/BLACK/COLBALT

GMC-GEN/BLACK/YUKON

KIA/TAN/SPECTRA

HONDA/BLACK/UNKNOWN

FORD/WHITE/RANGER

CHEV/BLACK/COLBALT

FORD/WHITE/RANGER

YAMAHA/BLACK/MOTORCYCLE

HONDA/WHITE/ACCORD

JEEP/GOLD/GRAND CHEROKEE

AUDI/WHITE/A6

PONTIAC/SILVER/GRAND AM

CHEV/BLUE/IMPALA

FORD/GOLD/EXPLORED

MAZDA/BROWN/B SERIES

GMC/WHITE/SIERRA 1500

NISSAN/SILVER/ALTIMA

JAGUAR/SILVER/XJ SERIES

DODGE/BLACK/RAM 1500

PONTIAC/WHITE/G6

NISSAN/SILVER/MURANO

BUICK/BLACK/RENDEZVOUS

SUZUKI/BLACK/UNKNOWN

HONDA/BLUE/ACCORD

SUBARU/WHITE/OUTBACK

INFINITI/WHITE/I30

TOYOTA/BROWN/TUNDRA

ACURA/BLACK/RSX

DODGE/BLACK/RAM 1500

PONTIAC/RED/AZTEK

FORD/SILVER/F150

CHEV/RED/LUMINA

DODGE/RED/STEALTH

DODGE/BLACK/STRATUS

SATURN/GRAY/ION

DODGE/BLACK/RAM 1500

FORD/GREEN/FOCUS

DODGE/BLUE/RAM 1500

HONDA/BLACK/ACCORD

CHEV/SILVER/TRAIL BLAZER

FORD/WHITE/E250

LINCOLN/RED/NAVIGATOR

FORD/WHITE/EXPLORER

MITSUBISHI/MAROON/MONTERO

DODGE/GRAY/DAKOTA

KIA/WHITE/OPTIMA

MITSUBISHI/RED/LANCER

PONTIAC/GREEN/GRAND AM

DODGE/BLUE/ RAM 1500

FORD/WHITE/F150

NISSAN/WHITE/ALTIMA

HONDA/TAN/CIVIC

JEEP/RED/CHEROKEE

ACURA/SILVER/MDX

NISSAN/BLACK/XTERRA

FORD/GREEN/F150

VOLVO/SILVER/S90

FORD/TAN/CROWN VICTORIA

TOYOTA/BLACK/COROLLA

FORD/RED/EXPLORER

DODGE/SILVER&BLUE/RAM 1500

FORD/WHITE/CROWN VICTORIA

CHEV/GREEN/TRAIL BLAZER

CHEV/WHITE/VENTURE

BMW/WHITE/3 SERIES

HONDA/BLACK/CIVIC

CHEV/WHITE/COBALT

TOYOTA/GOLD/COROLLA

CHEV/RED/MALIBU

DODGE/WHITE/RAM 1500

FORD/WHITE/EXPEDITION

FORD/BLACK/EXPLORER

FORD/BLUE/RANGER

UNKNOWN/WHITE/TRAVELTRAILER

GMC/WHITE/CK 1500

MERCURY/SILVER/GRAND MARQUIS

DODGE/RED/STRATUS

YUGO/WHITE/TRAILER

FORD/MAROON/F250

CHRYSLER/WHITE/TOWN &COUNTRY

HONDA/TAN/CIVIC

GMC/RED/SONOMA

HONDA/GRAY/ACCORD

HYUNDAI/BLACK/ACCENT

CHEV/BLUE/METRO

FORD/GOLD/F150

CHEV/BLACK/CAMARO

FORD/GREEN/WINDSTAR

CHEV/WHITE/CAMARO

MAZDA/RED/PROTÉGÉ 5

CHEV/RED/CK 1500

HONDA/BLACK/CIVIC

UNKNOWN/RED/UNKNOWN

JAGUAR/BLUE/S TYPE

OLDSMOBILE/BLUE/ALERO

MITSUBISHI/WHITE/MIRAGE

MERCEDES-BENZ/TAN/E CLASS

FORD/RED/F 150

MITSUBISHI/GRAY/ECLIPSE

CHEV/BLUE/CK 1500

CHEV/MAROON/CAMARO

BUICK/BLUE/LESABRE

FORD/WHITE/F 250

HYUNDAI/BLACK/ELANTRA

CHEV/GOLD/S 10

HYUNDAI/LGT GREEN/ACCENT

HONDA/WHITE/CIVIC

FORD/MAROON/EXPEDITION

CHEV/GRAY/MALIBU

CHRYSLER/SILVER/CONCORDE

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