(A) New Car. When the iden­ti­ty of the reg­is­tered own­er, lien­hold­er, or oth­er per­son legal­ly enti­tled per­sons of an aban­doned, lost, or unclaimed vehi­cle of sev­en (7) years of age or new­er can­not be deter­mined by any means pro­vid­ed for in this Arti­cle, the vehi­cle may be sold as pro­vid­ed for in Sec­tion 24–7‑8 with­out notice to any per­son whose iden­ti­ty can­not be determined.

(B) Old Car. When an aban­doned vehi­cle of more than sev­en (7) years of age is impound­ed as spec­i­fied by this Arti­cle, or when any such vehi­cle is towed at the request or with the con­sent of the own­er or oper­a­tor and is sub­se­quent­ly aban­doned, it will be kept in cus­tody or stor­age for a min­i­mum of ten (10) days for the pur­pose of deter­min­ing the iden­ti­ty of the reg­is­tered own­er, lien­hold­er, or oth­er legal­ly enti­tled per­sons and con­tact­ing the reg­is­tered own­er, lien­hold­er, or oth­er legal­ly enti­tled per­sons by the U.S. Mail, pub­lic ser­vice or in per­son for a deter­mi­na­tion of dis­po­si­tion; and an exam­i­na­tion of the State Police stolen vehi­cle files for theft and want­ed infor­ma­tion.  At the expi­ra­tion of the ten (10) dayperi­od, with­out the ben­e­fit of dis­po­si­tion infor­ma­tion being received from the reg­is­tered own­er, lien­hold­er, or oth­er legal­ly enti­tled per­sons, the vehi­cle may be dis­posed of in either of the fol­low­ing ways:

  1. The law enforce­ment agency hav­ing juris­dic­tion will autho­rize the dis­pos­al of the vehi­cle as junk or salvage.
  2. The tow­ing ser­vice may sell the vehi­cle in the man­ner pro­vid­ed in Sec­tion 24–7‑8 of this Arti­cle, pro­vid­ed that the para­graph shall not apply to vehi­cles towed by order or autho­riza­tion of a law enforce­ment agency.

(C) Antique Vehi­cle. A vehi­cle clas­si­fied as an antique vehi­cle, cus­tom vehi­cle, or street rod may, how­ev­er, be sold to a per­son desir­ing to restore it. (625 ILCS Sec. 5/4–209)