Foundation Cars to Purchase


Remaining inventory from the December 2021 sale Gaithersburg HS is here.




The MONTGOMERY COUNTY STUDENTS AUTOMOTIVE TRADES FOUNDATION, INC. is a nonprofit organization established cooperatively by the  Montgomery County business and professional community and Montgomery County Public Schools to provide a unique method of training high school students for skilled positions in the automotive field: the Mini Dealership, a licensed used car dealership.  Students receive valuable on-the-job training that will prepare them for higher educational opportunities or direct entry into the automotive industry. 

All vehicles are Maryland State Inspected prior to delivery and vehicles with less than 90,000 miles come with a 30 day or 1,000 mile powertrain warranty. All vehicles with 90,000 or more miles are discounted and sold in “as is” condition. Tags, title, fees, and sales tax are in addition to the vehicle price.  A $100 deposit (checks preferred; cash accepted) is required to hold a vehicle. The balance of the purchase price is due when you receive the vehicle. All deposits are non-refundable one week (5 working days) after sale.

Individuals who choose to test drive sale vehicles must be at least 21 years of age, wear a mask (required), have a current car insurance policy, and have a valid drivers’ license.


Remaining inventory from the December 2021 sale Gaithersburg HS is here.





Please contact Mike Snyder at for more information about the cars.


Description of Lottery Drawing for Vehicle Purchase

  1. From 9-11 a.m., customers may view and test drive cars. Students will work with customers to ensure that the test drives run smoothly and answer any questions about the cars prior to the lottery drawing.
  2. If a customer wants to purchase a vehicle, they must complete one lottery ticket per household (address). Neatly, complete the information on the lottery ticket. The car will only be titled in the name provided on the ticket. Place the lottery ticket in the lottery box provided.
  1. The lottery drawing will begin at 11 a.m. Requests for test drives will end by 10:45 a.m. to ensure that all cars and customers are present for the lottery. Customers must be present at the time of the drawing to be eligible to purchase a vehicle. Starting the week after the sale, any remaining inventory is available for sale to the public.
  1. As each lottery ticket is drawn, the customer is asked which vehicle they would like to purchase. If the customer is interested in a car that has already been chosen, there are three options:
      • Add name to the Back-Up List (in case a deal falls through).
      • Choose a different car.
      • Visit a future sale.
  1. Once the customer has made their selection, they must complete a Customer Information Sheet. The customer may choose to:
      • Place a $100 deposit (cash or check made payable to MCSATF) to hold the vehicle until the balance of the payment (includes purchase price, 6% tax, and tag and title expenses) is made within five (5) business days. Customer MUST arrange an appointment to take delivery of the car during normal operating hours of 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
      • Pay in full and take delivery of the vehicle (if the vehicle is ready to be driven off the lot).
  1. Following the customer’s decision, the next lottery ticket is drawn and the process continues until all lottery tickets are drawn.
  1. All interested customers should stay for the entire drawing to get a lottery number, even if they want to be placed on the Back-Up List. The ATF will use the Back-Up List if a deposit falls through to determine which customer gets the next right of refusal.





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