Auction Subcategory Definitions.

At Manheim we have a huge variety of vehicles for auction every week. The vehicles are classified into subcategories which are explained below.


Clearance vehicles can be any passenger vehicle with an estimated value under $10,000. A typical clearance vehicle would be an older model or higher mileage used car.

End of Lease

End of Lease vehicles are cars that have been used by fleet and lease companies. They are generally less than 3 years old, well maintained, come with service history and books and have had only one owner. These vehicles can be any make or model.


Government vehicles are vehicles that have been used by a state or federal government department or a local council. Government vehicles are often late models and some even have the balance of new car warranty. These cars are generally sedans, hatches, SUVs and station wagons.


Repossessed vehicles are owned by finance institutions and banks. They can be any make or model.


Commercial vehicles are predominantly utilities (utes) and vans. Normally used for trade and commercial use. Commercial vehicles include single and dual cab utilities, cab chassis, tray tops, those with canopies, mini buses and transit vans.


SUV and 4WD now covers 4x2 and 4WD vehicles with maximum power, towing capacity and off road capability, SUV vehicles that list maximum passenger and cargo capacity, comfort and style among their features and people movers designed to seat 7 or more.


Prestige auctions include late model luxury vehicles (2005 onwards) from prestige makes. Makes vary but can include: Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Range Rover.

Dealer Only

These auctions are only open to Licensed Motor Vehicles Dealers.


Salvage vehicles are damaged cars, they can be sedans, hatches, station wagons, utes, SUVs and commercial vehicles. The type and degree of damage varies and can include accident damage, storm, hail or flood damage.

Truck, Trailers & Machinery

Truck, Trailers & Machinery auctions include trucks, trailers, plant & equipment and general goods.


Motorcycle auctions include all types of motorcycles, such as postie bikes, quad bikes, road bikes, cruisers and dirt bikes.

Recreation Vehicles and Marine

Recreation Vehicles and Marine auctions include all types of caravans, boats and Jet Skis.

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