Today was the auction day for my old 2013 Cmax. It sat at this yard after the insurance totaled it due to body damage (no mechanical damage ran and drove perfectly) and finally they got the salvage title for it and it went up for auction, sold to someone in Hungary mind you!!
Here is a link of the listing:
It started out as no bids about a week ago, then someone bid $80, then it went to $100, then a couple of days ago it was $1200, then last night $1600, and then $2950 by this morning. The auction's opening bid was $2950, and people started jumping in left and right bidding it up. Mind you I watched many auctions before this one, many no-one even bid and cars went to the initial bidders of a couple of hundred bucks, one was $80. Looks like there was alot of interest in mine (5 new bidders coming in, "this is a a hot lot" the auctioneer saying, even giving bonus time), bidders from Hungary, New York, California, Texas, Maryland, New Jersey and Jordan. The winning bid was from Hungary at $5200, I'm going to miss her, I guess she's going to Europe! I was hoping it would stay in the US so I could see her again some day, oh well.
I originally thought about buying it back and fixing it to drive around for my wife, but I wouldn't have paid more than $2,900 for it as the insurance offered it to me for $2,900 to buy my own car back. As it stands now I'm very happy with the 2017 model, got myself a brand new HVB for not much money, and I'm sure the new owners of Maxie will be happy with her once they fix the body parts which should be very easy to do in my opinion.
Edited by rbort, 20 June 2018 - 06:03 AM.