Car for sale in Garage Sale Trail

Bev McKelvie with the 1963 Vanguard.
Bev McKelvie with the 1963 Vanguard.

A 1963 Vanguard V6 car will be up for grabs at this weekend’s Garage Sale Trail.

Bev McKelvie is hosting a sale on October 19 and 20 on Rees Drive in Quinns Rocks with her mother Rosetta as they prepare to downsize.

Ms McKelvie said they hoped to get about $4000 for the car, which worked but was not registered.

The pool table for sale.

She said they were selling all her late father Brian’s tools, his collection of car memorabilia, household furniture, appliances, a pool table, sewing machines and an electric mobility scooter.

“Even the house is for sale,” she said, adding it was not yet listed but they were open to offers.

“Anyone can come along and go through every room and make an offer.”

The McKelvies hope to clear out the garage in this weekend’s sale.

With family, friends and neighbours helping to run the garage sale from 9am to 2pm on Saturday and Sunday, Ms McKelvie said they would also throw on a sausage sizzle to entice buyers.

Mrs McKelvie said her husband died three months ago, so they decided to take part in the trail to sell off many of the items he had collected in their 30 years in Quinns Rocks.

“We had already talked about having a garage sale and when we saw that, we thought it was a good opportunity,” she said.

Rosetta McKelvie with outdoor furniture that is for sale.

There are more than 100 garage sale sites listed in the City of Wanneroo for this weekend’s trail, including one in Two Rocks with more than 5000 items for sale.

“We buy storage units from the auctions as a hobby and have over 5000 items for sale,” site host Eva Putzka said.

“It is a mix of our storage unit items, a big clean out of our own after close to 10 years of collecting, as well as the clean outs of several family members.”

Tools will be for sale in the Quinns Rocks garage sale.

There are also more than 60 site registered in the City of Joondalup and about 5000 listed across WA.

Garage Sale Trail co-founder Andrew Valder said over the past few years he had seen a positive shift in the way people think about their waste and the event encouraged people to think twice about throwing out items that no longer ‘spark joy’.

Quinns Rocks garage sale.

“The idea is simple by putting second-hand first and selling unwanted belongings or buying a pre-loved item, you’re extending the life of useful goods, taking pressure off the world’s diminishing resources and reducing the waste headed to already crowded landfills,” he said.

“It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved – sellers get to clear out their clutter and, in the process, make some money, while shoppers get a bargain and give unwanted items a second lease on life.”

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Quinns Rocks garage sale.