Former Ministerial Cars To Be Auctioned Off Today - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Former Ministerial Cars To Be Auctioned Off Today

Published April 1, 2015

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Cars previously used as official government vehicles will be auctioned off today by the State Trading Centre.

RÚV reports that 39 cars will be auctioned off in all, including three ministerial cars, one presidential car (shown above), and the rest cars from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that were used for official business.

“We’re just following EEA regulations, which should have actually been followed two years ago,” purchasing manager Páll Sigfússon told reporters. “But we were unable to implement the process until now.”

Páll assured reporters the vehicles were in “fair condition”, despite having been driven repeatedly over the years.

“The only real prerequisite for anyone wishing to buy one of these cars is to have a valid driver’s license, and an insurance policy to cover them,” he said.

Those interested in attending the auction are encouraged to go to the State Trading Centre’s offices at Borgartún at 16:00 today.

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