Council sells abandoned cars on eBay

From The Guardian:

A council has come up with a new way of disposing of abandoned cars – selling them on the internet.
Westminster city council has auctioned a Range Rover on the UK online marketplace, eBay, with the vehicle fetching £6,600. It is now offering a 1962 Rover P5 which was owned by European aristocrat Countess Renee de Vismes and which has been in a car park for six years following her death.

“The countess’s son who lives in New York did not want the car so we have put it up for auction on eBay,” said a spokeswoman for the council.

She added: “We get a lot of cars left in car parks and we have now decided to see if internet auctioning is the best approach.

“We always try to track down the owners of these abandoned vehicles, but sometimes we are not successful.”

Around 200 cars are abandoned in London each day and the capital accounts for 40% of abandoned cars nationally.