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Auction Cars for Sale in California

Find cars for sale at auction in California online from your computer or cell phone. Note: Not all auctions put their inventories online. Be sure to visit the auction locations page for a complete list of used car auctions in California with directions and also the list of tow and police impound / government auctions in California.

These vehicles are from local car dealers in California and also from bank repos, title pawn repos, dealer trade-ins, for-sale-by-owner vehicles, surplus auctions, and more. They have clean titles and are ready for a new owner. Auctions are a fun way to buy a used truck or car – give them a try! Some locations also have online auctions for bidding.

All California auctions below are free public auto auctions that do not require any upfront fees or membership gimmicks in order to view the cars for sale. Also, these are mostly clean title car auctions, aka wholesale car auctions, click here if you wish to learn about salvage car auctions instead.

Public Auctions California

Why Buy an Auction Car in Cali?

  • Lower prices: Cars sold at auction in California often sell for less than their market value, known as their “wholesale value”.
  • Wide selection: Auctions in Cali offer a variety of used cars and trucks, including those that may be difficult to find on the regular market, giving buyers more options to choose from.
  • Competitive bidding: Auctions can be a competitive environment, which can help drive down prices for buyers who are willing to negotiate.
  • Efficiency: The auction process can be faster than traditional car buying, allowing buyers to purchase a car quickly and efficiently.

Most of the auction cars for sale to the public are via clean title auctions — meaning they are not salvaged or wrecked cars. However, these auctions will sometimes offer “inops”, but their history will be disclosed.

Use the links below to view auto auction cars in California with pictures

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Express Auto Auction – San Diego, California (Auctions on Wednesdays) 8920 Paseo De La Fuente Norte, San Diego, CA 92154

Contra Costa County Public Auto Auction

905 Auto Auction – San Diego, California 8205 St Andrews Ave, San Diego, CA 92154

Johnny Cash Auto Auction San Diego, California 92154 Cactus Road 1704, US – (619) 883-4600

Socal Auto Auction – Ontario, California 17050 Foothill Blvd Suite B –
Fontana, CA 92335

Otay Auto Auction – San Diego, California (Online Auctions on Saturdays) 8968 Siempre Viva Road, San Diego, CA 92154

High Desert Public Auto Auction 17235 Darwin Avenue, Hesperia, California 92345

Auto auctions in California offer a variety of cars for sale. These include trade-ins, which are vehicles given back to dealerships as part of a new car purchase.

Off-lease vehicles are cars returned after a lease period ends. Police seizures involve vehicles taken due to legal reasons, often from individuals who break the law.

Bank repos, or repossessions, are cars taken back by banks when owners fail to make payments. These auctions provide an opportunity for you to buy preowned cars at low prices.

Click here to view California Auto Auction sale dates, addresses, and phone numbers.

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