ATLANTA – Manheim recently acquired the Southwest Florida Auto Auction in Fort Myers, Fla., making it Manheim’s 89th North American auction location.

Warren Young, Jr., former general manager of St. Pete Auto Auction in Clearwater, Fla., has been named general manager of Manheim’s Southwest Florida Auto Auction.

The auction, which began operating under Manheim May 1, had been privately owned and operated since 1985.

On May 19, Southwest Florida Auto Auction hosted a “party” sale, with more than 1,000 vehicles registered throughout the week. More than 400 dealers attended and participated in the event. The auction’s weekly schedule will include sales on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11 a.m.

Southwest Florida Auto Auction is located on 17 acres and has been upgraded by Manheim with new computers, paperless blocks and Simulcast.