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Vintage Cars Abandoned in Washington Mini-Storage Facility

by Tony Gonzalez March 23, 2010 3:51 PM
When port facility workers in Pasco, Washington, cleaned out the port’s old mini-storage facility to prepare the building for demolition, they found a surprise: two vintage sports cars dating from the 1970s. One of the cars is a 1974 Aston Martin, while the other is a 1972 Jaguar E V12 Coupe.

Both cars were abandoned in the mini-storage, according to the port director of finance and administration, Linda O’Brien, who spoke with Tri-City Herald reporter Kristi Pihl over the weekend. She said the port had tried repeatedly to contact the former tenant who left the cars there, with no luck. Consequently, the port is auctioning the cars to make up the money that is owed in back rent on the storage space. Bids will be accepted until 10:30 a.m., Pacific time, on March 31, at the port’s administrative building (904 E. Ainsworth St., Pasco, WA, 99301, or P.O. Box 769, Pasco, WA, 99301). The minimum bid for the Aston Martin is $750, while the minimum for the Jaguar is $500. [More]