Vehicle Auction

The next vehicle auction will be sometime in the late spring or early summer of 2014. Check back here for details.


Yale University, from time to time, will be disposing of vehicles for sale to the general public. All vehicles have been owned by the University and used exclusively here on campus. All vehicles are sold “as is” along with any known defects. Vehicles may or may not have a minimum reserve. Bidders may submit a bid that is lower than the minimum reserve amount. However, Yale reserves the right to accept or reject any offers below the minimum bid.  

Interested parties will be given an opportunity to view, in person, the vehicle(s) for disposal. However, they will not be allowed to be driven.

Bids will be accepted electronically, for four (4) calendar days, following the date of the viewing. If a viewing is on a Friday, the weekend days are included in this submission period. Notification of the award by the University will be made within 24 hours of the bid period closing, excluding weekends.

Payment must be made within 24 hours after notification of the bid award. A cashier’s check or bank check made out to Yale University is the only form of payment allowed. Anyone purchasing a Yale vehicle will need to fill out and sign a QuitClaim Bill of Sale Form.

Bid Procedure 

The auction will be a sealed-bid auction meaning that prospective buyers will view all vehicles first, and then submit bids during the 4-day open bid period on this website–a page with information about the vehicles to auctioned and a link to submit bids will be available. Yale Fleet will begin accepting online bids immediately after the viewing. Bids received before or after the designated times, will not be considered. Winning bidders will be notified by Yale Fleet and payment must be made within 24 hours after notification of bid award–cashier’s check or bank check only.  

Check this page periodically for announcements about the future auction dates.