A person can find impounded cars for sale at government auction sites. They can also be found in the newspaper, magazines and other types of print media.
Government car auctions take place around the country on a periodic basis. To determine when an auction will take place, a person can contact their local sheriff or police department. They can also check different auction sites to find a schedule. When a car is used for a criminal act, it is often impounded and if the original owner does not pay to get the car out of impound, it is sold at an auction.