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20 Popular Los Angeles Auto Auction Sites

eBay Sponsor

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If you are interested in purchasing a vehicle from an online auction, eBay.com may be a suitable choice. They have hundreds, sometimes thousands, of vehicles to bid on within a 100-mile radius of Los Angeles.
There are many ways to search for the vehicle you are looking for on this site. You are able to search by the body type, condition, transmission type, price, fuel type, mileage, exterior color, and more. You are also able to search by the date of the auction. This means you can see which auction is ending soonest, and get your last minute bids in before it is over.



Copart

Type: Public/Dealer

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Location: 8423 South Alameda, Los Angeles, CA 90001 *Other locations may have inventory – please see site for details.

Copart offers auto auctions for registered members. After you sign up with their company, you are able to participate in their auctions in and around Los Angeles, as well as across the country. Keep in mind, that some sales may require you to bid through a registered broker.
This company offers three different ways to participate in an auction. You are able to participate in their internet preliminary bidding, which allows consumers to place bids online before the auction begins. They also offer kiosk preliminary bidding, where members can place bids prior to the auction at a bidding kiosk located in one of their facilities. Members can also participate in virtual bidding, where they can attend virtual auctions and bid in real time.



Insurance Auto Auctions

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Location: There are 6 locations within 100 miles of Los Angeles – see site for more details.

Insurance Auto Auctions has six locations near Los Angeles where you can participate in auto auctions. Each branch features a weekly auction, some of which are open to the public, and others that are specifically for dealers.
While not all of the auctions are open to the public, they all are compatible with the company’s I-bid LIVE function. This allows users to log on from anywhere and place bids online. Additionally, you are able to preview the auction list online or in person before the big event.
Keep in mind, all vehicles that are purchase via auction must be picked up within two business days from the date of the sale.



Ken Porter Auctions

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Location: 21140 S. Avalon Blvd., Carson, CA 90745

Ken Porter Auctions offers bi-monthly consignment auction vehicles, heavy-duty trucks, construction equipment, etc.
If you are hesitant about bidding before seeing the vehicle, you can take advantage of their inspection opportunities. They allow prospective bidders to inspect their inventory for two days leading up to the auction.
In addition to their on-site auction, this company offers online bidding. This can be a good resource for anyone who is unable to make it to the physical auction. You must sign up with the company prior to the auction to participate. For the physical auction, be sure to a valid driver’s license with you, as you will need it to register.



General Auction Company

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Location: 7015 Knott Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90620

General Auction Company, located in Buena Park, auctions hundreds of various vehicles monthly to the public.
This company holds a monthly auction, where they sell hundreds of cars, trucks, SUVs, etc., to bidders. Prospective buyers are allowed to inspect the inventory at the designated times before the auction. Each vehicle is sold in an “as is, where is” condition, with all faults. This means that there are no warranties of any kind from the seller, auctioneer, MFG, distributors, or employees. Additionally, all sales are final. Keep in mind that they require a 25% non-refundable deposit on each lot purchased. Buyers have until 4:30pm of the following business day to pay the full amount.



OCPublicAuctions.com

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Location: 2114 East 1st Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705

OCPublicAuctions.com may be a good place to start for anyone who is interested in auto auctions near Los Angeles. They offer both online and in-person bidding for prospective buyers.
Bidding with this company can be simple. It is free and open to all members of the public over 18 years of age. All you need to register for the auction is a valid driver’s license. Registration begins before the auction. They also encourage bidders to familiarize themselves with the vehicles they want to bid on. They offer a 3-hour inspection period prior to the beginning of each auction. Bidders also have the option of purchasing a catalog of the vehicles, which includes its make, model, and year.



Kemark Tow, LLC

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Location: 620 East 111 Place, Los Angeles, CA 90059

Kelmark Tow holds an auction every Monday that is open to the public. They are an Official Police Garage for the City of Los Angeles. Their current location features 48,000 ft. of indoor storage, and an additional 3 acres of secured outdoor storage. All of their auctioned vehicles have been impounded and are unclaimed by their owners.
To participate in an auction, bidders must present a valid government issued ID to register. Once a vehicle is won, the bidder must make a cash deposit at the time of the final bid. Registration begins at 8am, viewing starts at 8:45am, and the auction begins at 10am.



Swanney & McDonald Towing Specialists

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Location: 1224 E 28th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90011

Swanney & McDonald Towing Specialists is an Official Police Garage of the City of Los Angeles. They have been an OPG since 1951. This company hosts a weekly lien sale auction, which is open to the public. On average, they auction off 30 to 50 vehicles during each event.
In order to bid on a vehicle, you must bring a valid driver’s license. All sales are “as is” and final. Also, keep in mind that no credit cards, debit cards or checks are accepted at these auctions. There are also no cash discounts available at the auction. Additionally, vehicles may be subject to LA City storage tax.



Keystone Towing

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Location: 16139 Stagg Street, Van Nuys, CA 91406

Keystone Towing holds a free public auto auction every week in Van Nuys, California. They are an Official Police Garage of the City of Los Angeles. They auction off all of the vehicles that are abandoned at their impound facility. All vehicles are sold “as is” to the highest bidder.
Auctions start at 7:30pm on each Thursday. The public is able to view the lot of vehicles starting at 6:30pm before the auction. Vehicle pictures and an auction list are posted on their website on every Tuesday before the auction date. Additionally, if you cannot make it to the physical auction, you can take advantage of their online bidding feature to bid from anywhere.



Black & White Towing

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Location: 11303 San Fernando Road, Pacoima, CA

Black & White Towing offers weekly auctions at their Pacoima facility. They are an Official Police Garage for the City of Los Angeles.
All vehicles sold at their auctions are sold “as is.” This means that there are no implied warranties, and it is the responsibility of the bidder to inspect the vehicle before the auction. Inspection is allowed starting at 8:30 on the day of the auction. The actual bidding begins at 10am.
Before you attend, keep in mind that there is a $100 non-refundable cash deposit or 10% for vehicles sold over $2,000. Additionally, not all vehicles listed on their site may be available at the time of the auction, as some owners may reclaim their property beforehand.



Howard Sommers Towing, Inc

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Location: Deering Avenue, Lot 1, Canoga Park, CA 91304

Howard Sommers Towing, Inc is an Official Police Garage for the City of Los Angeles, and they hold weekly auctions that are open to the public.
Their auctions are held at 10am, and they give bidders the opportunity to inspect the lot starting at 9am prior to the start of the auction. They require payment in full at the time of the purchase. However, this rule may not apply to individuals who have a pre-approved account. They accept cash, cashier’s checks, or money orders. They do not accept checks or credit cards.
Keep in mind that it is the responsibility of the owner to register the vehicle with the DMV and make sure all papers are up to date.



Absolute Towing – Hollenbeck Division Inc. & Viertel’s – Rampart Division

Type: Public

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Location: 4760 Valley Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90032
1155 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
*Location may vary – see site for more details.


Absolute Towing – Hollenbeck Division Inc. & Viertel’s – Rampart Division hold weekly auto auctions open to the public. They are an Official Police Garage for the City of Los Angeles.
All vehicles sold at their auctions are sold “as is.” Additionally, all sales are final. They state on their website that it is the responsibility of the bidder to verify the vehicle’s year and model prior to the bidding. A $200 non-refundable deposit must be paid after each vehicle is sold. The remaining balance of the vehicle must be paid no later than 5pm on the sale day. Please keep in mind that all sales are cash only, and no checks or credits cards will be accepted.



South Bay Auto Auction

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Location: 13210 S. Normandie Avenue, Gardena, CA 90249

South Bay Auto Auction features weekly auto auctions that are open to the public. They are an independently owned and operated business that has been open since 1993. Their marketing team has over 100 years of combined auction and financial services experience.
These auctions are held every Monday, with a specialty sale on the last Monday of each month. The auctions begin at 10:15am.
If you want to have your own car auctioned, this company may be able to help. They offer a client website that allows you to manage inventory and view auction results online. They can also help you transport your vehicle to their lot.



Auctions Pluss

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Location: 13631-D Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92842

Auctions Pluss holds frequent auctions on behalf of government agencies, banks, credit unions, finance companies, and more. They hold Tuesday night auctions, as well as Saturday afternoon auctions. The Tuesday night auctions begin at 7pm, and the Saturday afternoon auctions begin at 12pm.
If you want to inspect their lot of vehicles before the auction, be sure to take advantage of their viewing times. They are 9am-12pm on Saturdays, and 5-7pm on Tuesdays. All of their vehicles are sold with clean titles, and all DMV/licensing paperwork is handled onsite and completed in the new buyer’s name. You can learn more about each auction by visiting their website. They also offer online bidding for consumers who cannot make it to the actual auction.



Bill & Wag’s Inc

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Location: 1516 South Bon View Avenue, Ontario, CA 91761

Bill & Wag’s Inc holds a free public auto auction every two weeks for vehicles abandoned at their impound facility.
Their auctions start at 9am. They give bidders the opportunity to view their lot of vehicles starting at 8am before the auction starts. To register, you must bring a valid government issues ID. Also, keep in mind that a $200 deposit is required at the time of the final bid. Additionally, the rest of the balance must be paid by 1pm on the day of the sale. All vehicles are sold “as is” and the company does not take responsibility for any damages/faulty parts that the vehicle may already have.



Auto Buyline Systems

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Location: 7817 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91402
16037 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower, CA 90706
16790 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92704
1630 Fairway Drive, Colton, CA 92324


Auto Buyline Systems offers weekly auctions for buyers at its four locations within a 100 mile radius of Los Angeles. To register with this company, you must be an authorized buyer.
Their website states that an average of 100 buyers attends each auction. Additionally, the entire bidding program is also offered online with any internet connection. Bidders are able to view book sheets and photographs of each vehicle and submit their bids in a secure environment.
They are a full service auction, and they provide everything for their clients including pre-auction marketing, valuation assistance, transportation, wash services, security, arbitration and DMV paperwork.



Prime Auto Auction

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Location: 20151 South Main Street, Carson, CA 90745

Prime Auto Auction offers two weekly auctions open to dealers only. They have a Frontline online sale, every Tuesday afternoon. The live portion of the sale is held at the AutoNation Western Regional Office in Cerritos, CA. They also offer a car auction for dealers at the Carson facility every Friday.
To view the vehicles before the sale, you can take advantage of their online run lists. Additionally, you can receive an emailed copy of the booksheet for the Frontline vehicles on the day before the sale. If you plan to participate in the Carson consignment sales, they offer a preview day on the Thursday before the auction from 8am to 5pm.



All Valley Dealers Auto Auction

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Location: 7331 Laurel Canyon, N. Hollywood, CA 91605

All Valley Dealers Auto Auction holds two auto auctions every week, open to registered dealers only.
Every Tuesday at 2pm, they hold a REPOS, fresh dealership trades, and consignment sale. These sales are open to dealers only, and also can be accessed via the internet. Every Friday, they offer a REPOS, fresh franchise dealership trades, and consignment sale starting at 9:30am. This sale is also offered to dealers only, and can be accessed via the internet.
Keep in mind, the type of auction may vary from week to week, and they may even offer a public auction at some point. You can view the upcoming list of auctions on their website.



Norwalk Auto Auction

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Location: 12405 East Rosecrans Avenue, Norwalk, CA 90650

Norwalk Auto Auction is an auction company that has been independently owned and operated since 1979. They feature several dealer-only auto auctions each week. They also offer several auctions online for individuals who do not have time to make it to a physical auction.
If you are interested in their upcoming auction inventory, take a look at the selection of pre-sale lists. There you will find a variety of different auction lists. These lists offer critical information, such as the vehicle’s make, model, mileage, VIN, color, etc. You may also be able to find a photo of the vehicle you are interested in.



ADESA

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Location: 11625 Nino Way, Mira Loma, CA 91752

ADESA offers frequent auto auctions to dealers only at their Mira Loma facility. They also offer online bidding for individuals who cannot make it to the live auction.
Every other Thursday they offer a Gm closed sale, starting at 1pm. Every Friday they have several auctions including: a consignment sale at 9am, TD Auto Finance sale at 9am, Toyota Financial Services sale at 10am, InOp/Salvage sale at 8am in lane B, Enterprise Holding Scratch and Dent sale at 8:30am in lane A, and an Ally sale at 10am. Additionally, they offer a Lexus Financial Services sale at 10am every other Friday. They also feature auctions daily. You can find more information about the type of sales they have coming up at their website.





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