One of the best places to get your hands on used cars is at a police auction. They’re usually packed full of vehicles that have been impounded and never claimed, which means you can get your hands on a real bargain. However, it seems as though Michigan Police held the car auction of the century when they got their hands on this 1969 Plymouth GTX Convertible.
An Abandoned Car
It seemed like an episode of Storage Wars when the Leelanau County Sheriff came across this beauty abandoned in a storage unit. Located near Traverse City, the private storage unit was abandoned and so the authorities decided to search the VIN to see who the owner was… Unfortunately for them (and fortunately for us), nothing came up. The car was as abandoned as the storage unit, meaning it was fair game for the authorities.
Going Up For Auction
The 1969 Plymouth GTX Convertible is a real find, as it’s pretty much in perfect condition. The paintwork looks like it has been well kept, as it looks like a cover has been keeping it safe. The clock shows an impressive 21,000 miles, but there is one drawback… The battery is missing, which means that they are unsure on the working condition of the engine. However, if it really has only done 21,000 miles then it could be almost the perfect muscle car to nab at an auction.
The auction for this 1969 Plymouth GTX started on June 5 with bids open until June 18, and it seemed like it was going to fetch some serious dollar. However, On June 17, Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office posted a message on social media to say that a potential owner had come forward and the auction had been cancelled.