Sydney Airport has a problem with people ditching vehicles in its long-term car park, and it has taken out an ad in The Sydney Morning Herald to try and clear them out.

    A full list of vehicles was published on Tuesday, including a handful of motorbikes and scooters, with the Sydney Airport Corporation giving notice of its intention to dispose or sell of the vehicles unless payment is made for parking fees.

    Proceeds of the sale, less the costs of moving, selling and storing the vehicles, will be given to the Federal Government.

    Owners have 14 days to claim their vehicles, but that mightn’t be enough to light a fire under some vehicle owners – some of these cars have been parked at Sydney Airport since 2018, after all.

    “Sydney Airport has made all efforts to locate the owners,” a spokesperson for the airport told The Sydney Morning Herald.

    Some of these vehicles aren’t exactly surprising to see on an abandoned vehicle list, and include a Dodge Caliber, Holden Epica, Chery J11 and Toyota Lexcen.

    But there are also some more surprising vehicles on the list, including a Mercedes-Benz X-Class and a Porsche Cayenne missing its number plates.

    The Cayenne is one of 31 cars on the list that has lost its plates.

    If you parked your car in the long-term car park and promptly forgot about it for a few years, you can contact Sydney Airport by emailing – better do it quickly, too, before they have your car sold or scrapped.

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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