What Happens to Ex Police Cars when they have served their time?
SAVE COPPERS BY BUYING AN EX POLICE CAR!
By tracking down police vehicles that have served their time, you can get an ex-pursuit car for lot less than it would normally be worth.
Every year ten million cars are sold in the UK. One and a half million of these are sold at auction.
Many people are put off vehicle auctions because they worry that the cars may not be legit.
One auction you can always guarantee the cars on display are exactly what they say they are – police cars.
Only around 5,000 ex-police motors are auctioned off each year but if you know where to look, you can nick yourself a bargain for a good set of wheels. There are several auction houses commissioned by police forces to sell-off their old vehicles.
Sales usually take place every couple of weeks, and they are held right across the country.
Once a car has served its time, it’s stripped of all Police markings, siren, radio and gun box and serviced, before going under the hammer.
These cars will have done more miles than your average family runabout but, Police cars are kept in tip-top condition. No expense is spared in keeping these motors immaculate, they receive the best parts, tyres, even oil.
The money raised from the sale of ex-squad vehicles goes back to the police forces involved. After the auctioneer has his fee, and decommissioning costs are taken into account, it’s believed to be the most cost effective method of the police renewing their fleet.
This is all good news for the consumer. If you’re willing to overlook some of the cosmetic scarring that can result from vehicles being decommissioned then you can drive off having made a tidy saving.