15,000 Sandy flooded cars to be auctioned off

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Text: / Photos: | posted January 04, 2013 13:16

Caveat emptor courtesy of Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy, that superstorm that pummeled the east coast of the United States a few months back, left a lasting mark not just on homes, but on thousands of cars; 15,000 plus flooded cars, in fact.

All the cars are parked on the Calverton Airpark in Long Island, New York, and have all been ravaged by water -either through floods, rain or surges- that stemmed from Hurricane Sandy. The huge airpark was actually the original home of Grumman, makers of the famed F-14 Tomcat fighters for the U.S. Navy. Currently, Calverton's runway are fully occupied by row upon row of flood damaged autos from Insurance Auto Auctions Corporation.

The “least” damaged cars and trucks will be auctioned off, while some will be scrapped or parted out.

By NY's laws, the flood damaged vehicles must have their respective titles stamped “flood” so as to warn buyers of the possible problems that may arise.

Buy and drive at your own risk.