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Powell Auction & Realty, LLC

Other Organizers

Brian Phillips | Lic #4365
Joe Vanover | Lic #4846


Powell Auto Auction
6723 Pleasant Ridge Road | Knoxville, TN 37921


Jul 22 2023


9:00 am




Buy like the dealers do the 2nd and 4th Saturdays in July!!!  This is for July ONLY!!!  August, we will be back to 1st and 3rd Saturdays!!  



Saturday, July 22
at 9:00AM (ET)

Friday, July 21
from 9:00AM to 5:00PM (ET)

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Buy like the dealers do the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month, Powell Auto Auction conducts car auctions with both live and online bidding. Our auto auctions are open to both the general public and dealers. YOU DO NOT NEED A DEALER LICENSE TO ATTEND OR BID IN OUR AUCTIONS!
At our auctions, you will find quality used vehicles of all makes and models being sold for prices that typically only dealers see. The vehicles being sold come from individual consignors, estates, dealers, repossessions, bankruptcies, and charitable donations. We do not just specialize in individual vehicles, but also allowing companies to quickly dispose of a fleet of vehicles when no longer needed.
Our auto auctions allow you to bid on vehicles live in person or online from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Vehicles being sold in the next auction will be uploaded to view online by 5:00PM (ET) on the Thursday before the auction. You may come to our facilities located at 6723 Pleasant Ridge Road, Knoxville, TN 37921 (located behind the Clinton Highway
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Wal-Mart) between the hours of 9:00AM to 5:00PM (ET) on the Friday before the auction to view the vehicles being sold on Saturday. Doors open at 8:00AM on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month to view the vehicles again prior to the auction starting at 9:00AM. When the auction starts, the vehicles are driven through the sale lanes just like they do on collector car auctions you see on TV.

Powell Auto Auction was the 1st Public Auto Auction in the state of Tennessee and is the only Public Auto Auction in the Knoxville area. Since its start, Powell Auto Auction has sold over 30,000 vehicles at auction. With over 100 vehicles offered in each auction, there is no lack of inventory to choose from. We sincerely appreciate your business!

Did you know that it only costs an individual $50 to sell their vehicle at Powell Auction? The deadline for bringing a vehicle to be sold is the Thursday before the auction at 12:00PM – Noon (ET); however, we recommend that sellers get their vehicle(s) to be sold to our facility as soon as they can before the auction. We want to have the greatest amount of time to market and advertise your vehicle prior to the auction. Powell Auto Auction wants to ensure you get the top dollar for your vehicle(s).

Please contact our dedicated auto auction staff to discuss your selling needs. Call our office today to reserve your sale numbers for our next auction!

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If you have never registered to use HiBid, our online bidding platform, this short video will walk you through the process of setting up a username and registering to bid online.


All bidders are required to make a $500.00 cash deposit for bidding approval for both live and online bidding until you are an established customer. Dealers can setup a permanent account.


The publicized Buyer’s Premium fee, applicable sales tax, and a $15.00 doc fee (to cover title preparation and a 30-day drive-out tag) will be added to all vehicle purchases.

Payment to be cash (U.S. currency), cashier’s check, personal check with certified bank approval letter, or wire transfer. An approved check may be written with a bank letter of guarantee specifying that the check is good for the exact day of the auction. No credit card payments will be accepted as payment for purchasing a vehicle. If you are obtaining financing for a vehicle, we must speak with the lender by the Friday before the auction by 5:00PM (ET).

Vehicle titles will be ready for pickup (local buyers) or sent in the mail (out of area buyers) on the Thursday following the sale.

Buyers please remember that it is the Buyers’ responsibility to view & inspect the vehicles and verify all information to their satisfaction prior to bidding. Powell Auction does not own the vehicles being sold. Auctioneer will announce the information that we know on each vehicle. We want each buyer to have a great experience at Powell Auto Auction. PLEASE read the attached Auction Rules & Regulations BEFORE bidding.

Based on Tennessee Law, the Auctioneer reserves the right to bid on behalf of the vehicle owner up to any reserve price set on the vehicles being sold. All items are sold with reserve unless otherwise noted.

For additional terms, questions or comments, please contact our office at 865-938-3403 ext. 239.


For all onsite purchases, payment is due in full the day of the sale. Failure to make payment will result in being banned from Powell Auction & Realty and the loss of the Bidder’s $500.00 cash deposit. No vehicle(s) will be allowed to leave the auction premises without full payment.


A 3% fee will be added to the purchase price of all vehicles purchased online. All out of state bidders and new bidders registering to bid online must submit a bank letter of guarantee (a sample letter may be viewed in the “Important Information” section on this webpage) to our office by 5:00PM (ET) on the Friday before the auction in order to receive bidding approval. No online bidders will be approved on Saturday mornings.

All online buyers must pay for any vehicle(s) purchased before 12:00PM – Noon (ET) on the Monday following the auction. If vehicle(s) are not paid for by that time, a late payment fee of $100.00 (per vehicle) will be added for each day that the payment is not received. Failure to make payment will result in being banned from Powell Auction & Realty and the loss of the Bidder’s $500.00 cash deposit. No vehicle(s) will be allowed to leave the auction premises without full payment.


On all vehicles sold as “GREEN LIGHT”, the buyer will have 2 hours after the last car sells, the day of the auction only, to check the vehicle out. IF there is a problem, it must be concerning the engine or transmission only and be a repair cost of $600.00 or more.


On all vehicles sold as “RED LIGHT”, ALL are sold and purchased “AS-IS, WHERE-IS, WITH ALL FAULTS” and are NON-REFUNDABLE – ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS.


 $1-999.00 $100.00
 $1,000.00 – 1,999.00 $200.00
 $2,000.00 – 2,999.00 $300.00
 $3,000.00 – ABOVE $350.00