Government Car Crushing Waste Scandal must end

It seems that every day we hear of vehicles being seized and crushed by various government departments including police, customs and excise, local authorities and trading standards. The ABD asks why these vehicles are not being auctioned off to raise funds.
Recent examples of 'seize and crush' include:

45,000 uninsured vehicles nationally in the first nine months of this year
10,000 cars crushed by Manchester Police alone.
A £30,000 classic Bristol crushed by Lambeth council