Newport Auctions has won a contract with DVLA to auction off cars seized for road tax evasion which were previously scrapped.
More than 100,000 untaxed vehicles are seized every year and held at impounds for up to 14 days. Until now, vehicles not claimed within that time have been sent to the crusher, regardless of value.
Following an eight-month trial, Newport Auctions, an independent auction house in south Wales, has now won a nationwide contract to save the most valuable vehicles from the scrap heap.
A fortnightly auction will feature around 150 of the most valuable cars, motorbikes and commercial vehicles.
Jon Collingbourne, managing director at Newport Auctions, said: “When we started the trial last year, we didn’t know what to expect. Since then, we have been staggered at the quality and variety of the stock available to us,” he says.
“We have access to all makes and models, and the majority of stock is clean, tidy and less than eight years old. Each vehicle is fully valeted and supplied with a V5 document. The majority will also be supplied with a new set of keys.
He added that the auction would also be available online.
“Our catalogues are updated continually with information and multiple photographs of each vehicle. People can review each vehicle in detail before placing an online bid.”