Schwarzenegger signed cars for sale

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is having a garage sale.

A collection surplus state cars are to be auctioned on eBay, and later in the 'Great California Garage Sale' on Friday and Saturday in Sacramento.

And Gov. Schwarzenegger has signed the visors of some of the cars to boost their value and help increase bids.

He reportedly got the idea from Twitter, according to a Los Angeles Times story.

"I look forward to selling these signed cars and making some $ for California," the governor posted on his Twitter page last week.

Cars signed by Schwarzenegger include a 2002 Crown Victoria with 97,349 miles on the clock. The top bid for the four-door saloon was $3,051.01 on Wednesday morning.

Aside from the signed cars, unneeded or unclaimed items being sold by the state of California include computers, coat racks, dolls and an abundance of office supplies and furniture.

However, anyone hoping that a car signed by Schwarzenegger will equal big money are advised to think again - or at least be prepared for a long wait.

Schwarzenegger's signature on the visor of a state car might add $400 of value at most, Darren Julien, Chief Executive of Julien's Auctions in West Hollywood, told the Los Angeles Times.

With memorabilia, significant items - like a signed prop from a Schwarzenegger film - will accrue more value than random objects like the Crown Victoria.

For instance, Julien Auction's once sold a Terminator jacket for $40,000.

"It's too early right now for him to be highly collectible as a governor or as a politician," said Julien.

"That could change in the future," he added.

Even if Schwarzenegger's signed cars don't guarantee high appreciation for collectors, the garage sale could at least throw-up a bargain or two for thrifty local buyers.

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