Manheim Puerto Rico Hosts First Post-Hurricane Sale

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October 17, 2017
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<p><em>Photo courtesy of Manheim.</em></p> Manheim Puerto Rico Hosts First Post-Hurricane Sale

Manheim Puerto Rico hosted its first post-hurricane sale on Oct. 12 — 200 vehicles were offered for sale, the auction announced. Of those, 70 sold and an additional 30 vehicles are pending sale.


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