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Demand Floods In To Auctions

Mon, 23 Jul 2007
With so many cars destroyed by the recent change of climate, astute dealers are stocking up to meet demand once insurance payouts start floating through letterboxes.

The cars fetching strong money split into two types: those likely to sell to third party flood victims and those to be bought with comprehensive settlements.

So cheapies that were really little more than scrap were fetching hundreds. Escorts that a few weeks ago would have been £400 were £800. And anything in decent shape attracted strong bidding however old it was, like a Peugeot 2003L Peugeot 405 sold for £325.

Newer cars were strong too. A 17k mile 05 Passat TDI 100 Trendline made full Glass’s Guide Retail of £8,525. And though the auctioneers were trying to push 06 Fiesta 1.2 Climates towards the £5,600 mark, they were really selling for £5,100 to £5,200.

A snatched back 6k mile 2006/56 Porsche Cayman 2.7 showed up in the Bank of Scotland sale and didn’t sell to a top bid of £32,750, about £4k short of list for a car in strong demand.

Oddballs included a 22k mile 06 Proton Gen-2 1.6GSX, sold for £5,250, a 63k mile 03 reg Hyundai Sonata 2.0CDX sold for £2,450.

Bargain of the day had to be a new shape but 89k mile Toyota Corolla Verso 1.8MMT 7 seater, sold for just £4,700

Here’s the list. As usual, ‘s’ means sold. ‘p’ means provisional bid. ‘n/w’ means miles not warranted. ‘dmg’ means damaged. ‘d/r’ means damaged/repaired.

Audi A4 2.8 quattro Avant Tip, 1998R, 122k miles £2,200s
BMW Z3 1.9. 1999T, 72k miles £5,450s
Citroen AX 1.0 Elation 3-dr, 1995N, 153k miles n/w, £100s
Citroen AX 1.0 Debut 5-dr, 1995N, 127k miles n/w, £140s
Citroen AX 1.1 Memphis, 1995N, MNW, £400s
Citroen C3 1.1 Desire, 04 reg, 22k miles £4,900s
Ford Ka 1.3 pushrod, 1998R, 93k miles £675s
Ford Ka 1.3 ohc 70, 2003/53, 34k miles n/w, £2,100s
Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style Climate 3-dr, 06 reg, 10k miles £5,100s
Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style Climate 3-dr, 06 reg, 11k miles £5,200s
Ford Fusion 1.6 Zetec Climate auto, 06 reg, 9k miles £6,500p
Ford Escort 1.6 Si 3-dr, 1997P, 82k miles n/w £425s
Ford Escort 1.6iLX 5-dr, 1998S, 59k miles n/w £850s
Ford Focus ST170 estate, 03 reg, 42k miles n/w £5,250p
Honda CR-V SE Exec auto, 03 reg, 57k n/w £6,800s
Honda Prelude 2.2 CTI auto, 1997R, 57k n/w £1,425s
Hyundai Sonata 2.0CDX, 03 reg, 63k n/w £2,450s
Jaguar S-Type R (s/c), 03 reg, 96k miles £11,050s
Jaguar XJ6 3.0 V6, 03 reg, 25k miles £13,200p
Mazda MX5 1.8 with hardtop, 02 reg, 48k miles £6,300s
Mazda MX5 1.8 Icon, 05 reg, 16k miles £9,600s
MGTF 1.8 135, 03 reg, 40k miles n/w £4,600s
Peugeot 405 2.0GRI auto, 1993L, 82k miles n/w £325
Porsche Cayman 2.7, 2006/56, 6k miles £32,750p
Proton Gen-2 1.6 GSX, 06 reg, 22k miles £5,250s
Rover 25 1.4 Impression, Y reg, 30k miles £1,600s
Rover 416LE, 1998S, 47k miles £700s
Skoda Fabia 1.2 Classic 65PS a/c, 05 reg, 16k miles £4,500s
Toyota Corolla Verso 1.8MMT, 2004/54, 89k n/w £4,700s
VW Passat 1.8CL estate, 1995M, 113k miles n/w £400s
VW Passat 1.8 S 20v, 2000W, 125k miles n/w £1,500s
VW Passat 1.9TDI 100 Trendline, 05 reg, 17k miles £8,525
Volvo V40 2.0XS auto, 2000W, 63k miles £3,300s

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe in July

Tuesday 17th July

Tuesday 24th July 10.30am start
Peugeot Approved Sale (includes 207s)

Wednesday 25th July 10.00am start
Volvo Car UK Ltd., Prime Fleet, Leaseplan, Black Horse, Lex, Bank of Scotland, General Section, Jardine p/x, Sytner p/x, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x, Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 26th July 10.00am start
Light Commercials from Leaseplan, Vauxhall leasing, Peugeot, Fleet Direct, Citroen, Northgate, Non Runners .

Friday 27th July 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Motability, Lex, General Section, Citroen UK, Masterlease, Bank of Scotland, Hitachi Capital, Peugeot Motor Co., Charters p/x, Private Sure Sell, Inchcape p/x.

Monday 30th July 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, Lex, Bank of Scotland, Inchcape Prestige, Porsche Retail p/x, Mercedes Benz Retail p/x, Franchised Dealer, Inchcape No Reserve, Evans Halshaw p/x, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon p/x.


As always the best way to look for a specific car coming up at a BCA auction or to pre-check a day’s sale is to visit www.auctionview.co.uk If you are a BCA account holder this service also now gives composite price information (average auction price, CAP and Glass’s) and now allows you to buy a selection of cars directly on-line.

Please Note BCA Now Charges All Private Buyers a £23.50 VCA New Keeper Transfer Fee. On behalf of the vendors, BCA is required to notify DVLA via the V5C of changes of ownership.

For sales at BCA Edinburgh, click here for full details: www.british-car-auctions.co.uk/main.asp?page=60

For BCA online auctions go to www.bca-online-auctions.co.uk. Two types of sale: Live Online and Open Tender. These are only available to BCA MyBCA Loyalty Card holders.

For future police sales at West Oxfordshire Motor Auctions. Visit www.woma.co.uk, click on ‘stocklist’, then click on search, or use the faxback on 0906 3080 953 at 60p per minute. Sales are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5.30pm.

Brightwells HUGE WEEKLY 4x4 SALE takes place every Tuesday at Easter’s Court on the A49 by-pass, Leominster, Herefordshire, start time 11.00am, phone: 01568 611325, website: www.brightwells.com



As always the best way to look for a specific car coming up at a BCA auction or to pre-check a day’s sale is to visit www.auctionview.co.uk If you are a BCA account holder this service also now gives composite price information (average auction price, CAP and Glass’s) and now allows you to buy a selection of cars directly on-line.

Please Note BCA Now Charges All Private Buyers a £23.50 VCA New Keeper Transfer Fee. On behalf of the vendors, BCA is required to notify DVLA via the V5C of changes of ownership.

For sales at BCA Edinburgh, click here for full details: www.british-car-auctions.co.uk/main.asp?page=60

For BCA online auctions go to www.bca-online-auctions.co.uk. Two types of sale: Live Online and Open Tender. These are only available to BCA MyBCA Loyalty Card holders.

For future police sales at West Oxfordshire Motor Auctions. Visit www.woma.co.uk, click on ‘stocklist’, then click on search, or use the faxback on 0906 3080 953 at 60p per minute. Sales are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5.30pm.

Brightwells HUGE WEEKLY 4x4 SALE takes place every Tuesday at Easter’s Court on the A49 by-pass, Leominster, Herefordshire, start time 11.00am, phone: 01568 611325, website: www.brightwells.com

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