State of Michigan Vehicle Auctions

When I asked recently about auto auction stories, one person mentioned they knew someone who had gotten a good deal from Michigan’s state auto auction. When I Googled for it, I found auctioneer Gary M. Berry who actually serves as an auctioneer for these state auctions.

State auctions of “excess vehicles” occur 4 to 6 times a year. According to Berry, a person could expect a price of between $2500 and $5000 for a decent, well-maintained vehicle, although one that hasn’t been cleaned for sale. So, the bargain price may require a bit of elbow grease. Cars available range from 4 to 6 years old and are low mileage.

Mr Berry says some “satisfied customers” return every 2-3 years to buy cars and trucks through the Michigan State Auto Auction. Some purchase cars for sons and daughters heading to college, and others are just buying a family car.

Berry recommends visiting an auction and seeing how things work before participating in one. The next auction, noted on his web site, will be September 8 at 10 a.m. Inspection of vehicles to be auctioned is available from 8-3 on Friday, September 7, and the morning of the sale from 8-9:30. The auction will be held at 731 N. Canal, which is the MDOT garage located on Canal, just north of Saginaw in West Lansing. Berry’s web site provides sale arrangements.

The State of Michigan also hosts an on-line auction which, at the time of this writing, had 6 cars and 2 motorcycles available.  For those who may be interested, numerous other items are available for bidding on the same site.

Interstate 94 Vehicle Auction

Contact Information

11990 Norton Road
Parma, Michigan 49269 Map
PH: (800)343-3182
FX: (517)531-4114

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Important Information

  • Time: Every Wednesday at 3:00 PM
  • Dealer Only Auction

More Information

Interstate 94 Vehicle Auction offers a wide selection of new car trades, used car consignments, and off-lease or repossessed institutional vehicles. They also offer transportation services consisting of multi-car haulers, rollbacks, and drive services to meet all of your dealerships pick up and delivery needs. In addition, Interstate 94 Vehicle Auction offers complete mechanical repair and re-conditioning to prepare consigned vehicles for sale.

Interstate 94 Vehicle Auction is a member of the National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) and fully insured through Auction Insurance Agency (AIA) for check and title protection meeting all State and Federal requirements.

Michigan Auction Sales LLC

Michigan Auction Sales LLC
4624 South Creyts Road
Lansing, MI 48917
(517) 322-3090
Type: Public

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Adesa Lansing

Adesa Lansing Inc
6956 Lansing Road
Dimondale, MI 48821
(517) 322-2444
Type: Dealer Only
Time: Every Tuesday – Consignment sale at 9:30 a.m.
Every other Tuesday – In-Op sale at 9 a.m.


National Accounts

First American Fleet Auto Leasing, High conversion dealer consignment sellers; Grande ledge Ford, Hyundai of Lansing, Sonic Capital Cadillac, Team One Chevrolet, Art Moehn Chevrolet, LAFCU, MSU Credit Union, Lake Trust, PAR North America, SAFCO, VRS/Credit Acceptance
On-Site Services

Title Services
Paint and Body Shop
Full reconditioning services
Mechanical shop
Key services
5 sale lanes
Post sale inspection services
Transportation services
Airport pick-up service

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