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Focus RS Sets New Auction Price

Mon, 06 Aug 2007
They don’t occur very often at auction, so there is an inevitable flurry of telephonic activity when one shows up, and if it sells there’s a chance it can upset the books.

This had the inevitable pebbledashed front of living in the fast lane with 63,500 miles under its low-profile tyres, and the final bid that secured it was £9,500. Actually more than £1,000 over mileage adjusted Glass’s trade. Someone must have wanted it badly.

ST 170s are obviously much more common, and there were two in today’s sale. A 75k mile 2003/53 5-dr with 75k unwarranted sold for £5,000, and a tidier 51k miles 03 5-door for £5,525, both bang on August book.

Unusually there were also two Audi S4s past the block today. The 23k mile 2004/54 cabrio went into the trade for £24,300, and the far less desirable 61k miles 2003/53 Avant went to £16,700.

You need the LCV book to get LandRover Defender prices right. So, for the benefit of those who don’t have one a clean but unwarranted mileage (29k?) 94L SWB TD5 station wagon kitted out for expeditions sold for £4,550 and I hope whoever bought it locks it up securely as a lot of Defenders are being stolen for parts export.

Cheapie of the day, I reckon, was an 89k mile 03 Mondeo 2.0 Zetec, driven away through the gates for £2,500.

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

Audi S4 4.2 Avant, 2003/53, 61k miles £16,700s
Audi S4 4.2 cabrio, 2004/54, 23k miles £24,300s
BMW 320iES, 06 reg, 6k miles £15,400n/s
Citroen C4.1.4HDI Desire, 2004/54, 32k n/w £4,225s
Ford Fiesta 1.3 Flight, 1991J, 79k miles n/w £150s
Ford Fiesta 1.2 LX 3-dr, 2000W, 60k miles £1,525s
Ford Fiesta Freestyle 1.2 3-dr, 02 reg, 69k n/w £1,975s
Ford Fiesta Style 1.6 3-dr auto, 05 reg, 14k miles £4,400s
Ford Focus 1.8LX, 03 reg, 67k miles £3,725s
Ford Focus ST170 5-dr, 03 reg, 51k miles £5,525s
Ford Focus ST170 5-dr, 2003/53, 75k n/w £5,000s
Ford Focus 2.0 RS, 2003/52, 64k miles £9,500s
Ford Mondeo 1.8i Verona, 1999S, 97k n/w £575s
Ford Mondeo 2.0i Zetec, 03 reg, 89k miles £2,500s
Ford Galaxy 2.3i LX 7-seater, Y reg, 68k miles £3,550p
Honda Accord 2.2i CDTI Exec, 04 reg, 119k miles £5,500s
Honda FR-V 2.0 Sport, 06 reg, 9k miles £12,200s
Jaguar XJ8 3.2, 2000X, 106k miles £3,850n/s
Land Rover Defender 90 TD5, 1994L, 29k n/w £4,550s
Mercedes E320CDI A/G pre-f/l, 06 reg, 34k miles £21,900s
Nissan Primera 2.2DCI 138 S, 04 reg, 64k miles £3,800s
Porsche Boxster 2.7 228 roadster, 04 reg, 20k miles £17,400p
Rover 25 1.4 Impression S 5-dr, 2003/52, 31k miles £2,750s
SAAB 9-3 1.8T Linear Convertible, 2006/55, 17k miles £13,500s
SAAB 9-3 2.0T Aero Convertible, 2004/54, 36k miles £13,000s
Toyota Corolla Verso 1.1 D-4D, 2006/55, 20k miles £11,600s
Vauxhall Astra 1.7DTI 16v LS, 03 reg, 107k miles £2,325s
Volvo S40 2.0D SE, 04 reg, 79k miles £7,050p
Volvo V50 2.0D SE, 2005/55, 66k miles £9,000p

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe in August

Wednesday 8th August 10.00am start
Prime Fleet, Citroen UK, Leaseplan, Black Horse, Lex, Bank of Scotland, General Section, Jardine p/x, Inchcape p/x, Snows p/x, Sytner p/x, Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 9th August 10.00am start
LCVs from Leaseplan, Vauxhall leasing, Peugeot, Citroen, Northgate, Fleet Direct.

Friday 10th August
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Lex, Bank of Scotland, Motability, General Section, Masterlease, Hitachi Capital, Peugeot Motor Co., Inchcape p/x, Charters p/x, Private Sure Sell.

Monday 13th August
Fleet Direct, Lex, Bank of Scotland, Inchcape Prestige, Porsche p/x, Mercedes Benz Retail p/x, TOP CAR, Franchised Dealer p/x, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Evans Halshaw p/x, Pendragon p/x.

Wednesday 15th August 10.00am start
Prime Fleet, Hitachi Finance, Leaseplan, Black Horse, Lex, Bank of Scotland, General Section, Jardine p/x, Inchcape p/x, Renault Financial Services, Sytner p/x, Snows Group p/x, Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 15th August 10.00am start
Light Commercials from XBG, Dagenham Motors, Royal Mail, Lex, Lloyds TSB, Northgate, Fleet Direct.

Friday 17th August 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Motability, Lex, Bank of Scotland, Masterlease, Vauxhall Leasing, General Section, Hitachi Capital, Inchcape p/x. Charters p/x, Private Sure Sell.

Monday 20th August 10.00am start
Fleet Direct, Lex, Bank of Scotland, Inchcape Prestige p/x, Porsche Retail p/x, Mercedes Benz Retail p/x, Franchised Dealer p/x, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Evans Halshaw p/x, Hartwells p/x, Ridgeway VW p/x, Pendragon p/x.

Wednesday 22ndAugust 10.00am start
Volvo Car UK Ltd., Leaseplan, Lex, Prime Fleet, Bank of Scotland, Black Horse, General Section, Jardine p/x, Sytner p/x, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x, Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 23rd August 10.00am start
Light Commercials from Leaseplan, Vauxhall leasing, Peugeot, Fleet Direct, Citroen, Northgate, Fleet Direct.

Friday 24th August 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Lex, Bank of Scotland, Motability, Citroen UK, Masterlease, Hitachi Capital, Peugeot Motor Co., General Section, Inchcape p/x, Charters p/x, Private Sure Sell.

Monday 27th August 10.00am start (Bank Holiday Monday)
Fleet Direct, Franchised Dealer, Inchcape No Reserve, Evans Halshaw p/x, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon p/x, Mercedes Benz Retail p/x, TOP CAR.

Wednesday 29th August 10.00am start
Prime Fleet, Hitachi Finance, Leaseplan, Black Horse, Lex, Bank of Scotland, General Section, Jardine p/x, Inchcape p/x, Renault Financial Services, Sytner p/x, Snows Group p/x, Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 30th August 10.00am start
Light Commercials from Lloyds TSB, Dagenham Motors, Royal Mail, Lex, Northgate, Non Runners.

Friday 31st August 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Masterlease, Motability, Hitachi Capital, Lex, Bank of Scotland, General Section, Inchcape p/x, Charters p/x, Private Sure Sell.

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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