Update: This auction has been postponed due to inclement weather. It has been rescheduled for Friday at 9 a.m.
If you are looking for a used vehicle or possibly a classic to restore, you might find one at Fort Benning when 50 abandoned vehicles are put up for auction on Feb. 11.
Sponsored by the Fort Benning Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, the 9 a.m. auction will feature cars, trucks, vans and SUVs, said Janice Jemison, chief of the Non Appropriated Funds property warehouse at Building 2384, Prussman Street. The list includes a Mercury Mountaineer, Dodge Dakota, Dodge Ram pickup, Honda Accord, Ford Crown Victoria and even a classic 1969 Lincoln Continental, a car now sought by collectors.
"All of these were left on post," Jemison said. "It's what we call abandoned. Soldiers go off and leave them or the wife goes off and leave them."
The 45-year-old Continental is described as a vehicle that someone would have to restore.
Perspective bidders on the vehicles may preview the items from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Feb. 10 and to register.
Jemison said the auction is an open bid.
"It's open to everybody," she said.
She couldn't state how much any of the vehicles would cost at auction.
This is the first sale the post has held this year for abandoned vehicles. Jemison said sometimes the post will hold two events during the year.
Bidders may purchase the vehicles with cash, Master and Visa cards. Checks also will be accepted with a bank letter guaranteeing the check up to a specific amount.
Anyone who has questions or needs more information should call 706-626-2936 or 706-545-2348.