For whatever reason, 10 cars have been left at Pittsburgh airport and now they’re coming up for auction – alongside lots of snow sweepers and lost property
It’s surely quite difficult to forget a whole car, and leaving it at the airport would make it more difficult to get home. So we presume there are various complex reasons, although none are listed. Perhaps their owners went on holiday and decided to stay out there, or perhaps they couldn’t find the car when they returned and decided it wasn’t worth finding. Perhaps they got stuck somewhere, maybe they were arrested, or maybe the backstory is grim for other reasons. Some of these cars are damaged, so it’s likely that a couple were abandoned on purpose.
We’re also drawn to the 2003 E39 BMW 530i, which looks in reasonable nick besides faded badges and a missing mirror cover. It must have a story to tell, given its heavily tinted windows and no VIN.
Pittsburgh is also selling an entire fleet of snowploughs. Can anyone dump a load of snow on the UK so we’ve got an excuse to have one please? Or the cute New Holland sweeper, we’re not fussy. A vast Oshkosh fire truck is also up for sale, if you’d rather.
The cars are going up for auction on Saturday 23 October, but there are no prices for anything in the sale currently listed. Would you take the risk on any of these unclaimed cars?
Sources: CBS Pittsburgh, Jalopnik