Dam­aged in the Chen­nai floods, Audis, Porsches, BMWs for ` 2 lakh

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - KV Lak­sh­mana klak­sh­mana@hin­dus­tan­times.com

If you wish to pick up a used fancy car at a throw­away price, maybe it is time to travel to the Tamil Nadu cap­i­tal for some bar­gain-hunt­ing.

Thou­sands of cars, in­clud­ing mar­quee brands such as Mercedes Benz, BMW, Audi, Jaguar, Porsche and Bent­ley, are go­ing un­der the ham­mer for as lit­tle as Rs2 lakh.

The only catch is th­ese were “dam­aged” in the un­prece­dented and dev­as­tat­ing De­cem­ber del­uge that sub­merged al­most all of Chen­nai.

Clas­si­fied by in­sur­ance firms as “dam­aged ve­hi­cles” be­yond re­pairs, auc­tion­eers are putting up for sale some 10,000 ve­hi­cles at cut-price rates.

Auc­tion site copart. in, a multi­na­tional com­pany with op­er­a­tions in 11 coun­tries, has l i ned up a mot­ley mix of cars at Kora Truck Park on the Chen­nai- Ban­ga­lore high­way that were sal­vaged from the floods.

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