Auction Types

  • Seized Vehicles

  • Police Impounds

  • Repo

  • Donations

  • Bank Repos

  • Private Party Impounds

  • Impounds

  • Dealer Trade In

  • Consignment


About Us

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Express Auto Auction in San Diego. With over 26 years of combined experience in the auto auction industry, we are confident we will meet and exceed your expectations.




Paul has been the General Manager of another auto auction company before starting Express Auto Auction. Prior to getting into the Auto Auction business, Paul was a San Diego County Deputy Sheriff.



Minerva, has been in the management field/customer service industry for over 25 years.  She has been the Manager of Express Auto Auction for the past 6 years and responsible for the day to day operations.  She also oversees all employees, subcontractors associated with the sale of Donated as well as consigned vehicles. Minerva also has a broad experience with all D.M.V. associated paperwork.  She has great people skills as well as being bi-lingual which is a tremendous asset to the company.


Our business model is based on integrity. We build positive relationships with all the components in the auction business by stressing open communication. We constantly strive to streamline the business by improving customer service, simplifying all transactions in order to be an industry leader. Our employees are trained to a high level of competence by continuous professional training in all areas related to donations, auto sales, and all the required DMV paperwork which are essential for proper vehicle transfers.

Express Auto Auction is fully licensed in the State Of California as a Vehicle Dealership (#46331). We are fully bonded and insured. Our auto auction is held every Wednesday at 10 am, rain or shine. We are the only auto auction that allows customers to start the motor, check under the hood, prior to the auction. You can even bring your own mechanic! (Due to insurance requirements, the vehicles cannot be driven or removed from our yard for a test drive.) Most auctions restrict viewing to approximately one hour prior to the auction and do not allow inspection of the vehicle’s motor or the engine compartment. Express Auto Auction want our customers to be satisfied with the vehicle(s) they purchase, therefore we permit inspections to be made. But, don’t forget that all vehicles are sold “as-is, where-is” basis (unless mentioned otherwise.) That is why there are some fantastic deals, each and every week.

Express Auto Auction can also sell your vehicle at little or no cost to you, with no hidden agendas and contracts are not required. These vehicles may be your own, a company/fleet vehicles, as well as donated vehicles to your non-profit agency. The vehicles can be running or not and we can also arrange a tow truck to have your vehicle(s) picked up by our towing service. We strive to maximize your profit whether it is personal, company or for a non-profit organization. This is a challenging economy, where every dollar is important to your success. We will be happy to show you how we can help you sell your vehicles.

Feel free to give us a call. (619) 661-1918



Robert our Lot Manager/Coordinator has been working with Express since the beginning.  Prior to working with us, he was in the Security business for four years as well as working with other Auto Auction Companies in the San Diego area.