Omsk region: Authorities auction decommissioned trucks and cars for giveaway prices
The Omsk Region is auctioning decommissioned cars with prices starting at 19 thousand rubles ($319).
Six cars manufactured between 1982 and 2004 are being auctioned with prices starting at 19 thousand rubles starting in June, including a GAZ, a Volga, a Chevrolet Niva, a Zhiguli, and a ZIL, according to the Russian Federal Agency for State Property Management local department.
“The starting prices of the cars were set according to an independent market valuation. Equipment or lack thereof and deterioration levels were factored in when calculating the prices,” the Department added.
A 1982 GAZ-53 is being sold for 19 thousand rubles; a 1984 ZIL – for 21 thousand rubles ($353); a 2004 Zhiguli’s starting price is 34 thousand rubles ($571); a 2000 Zhiguli’s starting price is 21 thousand rubles; a 2002 GAZ van is being sold for 39 thousand rubles ($655). The most expensive car is a 2004 Chevrolet Niva that is being sold for 94 thousand rubles ($1,581).
It is worth mentioning that everyone can participate in the auction: minimal bid is 500 rubles ($8.41), maximum – 2,000 rubles ($33.64). The auction ends on July 18.
Omsk Region governor Viktor Nazarov had supported reduction of the car fleet to reduce expenses. The old trucks sale is also a necessary measure, apparently.
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