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Plenty of Cheap Cars at Auction Today

Fri, 10 Aug 2007
This pristine 23k mile 04 Corolla T2 1.6 facelift automatic looked ready to fly off the forecourt for £6,995 tomorrow. Yet the £5,800 it sold for was around £400 under mileage-adjusted trade book.

And there were more where that one came from (Motability, actually). An 18k mile 04 Micra 1.2 S auto went for £3,550, a 24k mile 04 CR-V SE Sport for £7,000 and a 35k mile 04 Doblo 1.3 Multijet diesel for £4,100.

From other sources a magnificent 42k mile 04 Mercedes S600L twin turbo that originally listed at £90,000 sold for £27,900, £2,000 under trade book. A 37k mile 04 MGTF 1.6 was £5,125, a 78k mile 2003/53 Avensis 2.0 D-4D T3-X was £4,800, a 10k mile 06 Ford Sport Ka 1.6 with a/c sold for £4,750, a 22k mile 2005/55 Ka 1.3 70 heard the hammer fall at £2,500.

Bargain of the day had to be a 21k mile 2003/53 Rover City Solo with a scrape on the front wing and door. “Do I hear £1,200?” asked the auctioneer. Not a chance. It started at £700 and sold for £875.

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.

BMW 320d Compact, 03 reg, 61k miles £6,500s
BMW 530dE auto, 02 reg, 102k miles £5,400p
FIAT Doblo 1.3 Multijet Active, 04 reg, 35k miles £4,100s
Ford Sport Ka 1.3 70, 2005/55, 22k miles n/w £2,500s
Ford Sport Ka 1.6 SE, 2004/54, mnw £4,750s
Ford Sport Ka 1.6 SE, a/c, 06 reg, 10k miles n/w £4,750s
Ford Focus 1.6LX 5-dr. 04 reg, 61k miles £4,100s
Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec auto 3-dr. 04 reg, 4k miles £4,350s
Honda CR-V 2.0i SE Sport, 04 reg, 24k miles £7,000s
Mazda 5 1.8 TS2, 2006/56, 12k miles £10,050p
Mercedes S600L twin turbo, 04 reg, 42k miles £27,900s
MGTF 1.6 (115), 04 reg, 37k miles £5,125s
MGF 1.8VVC Anniversary, 1999T, 70k miles £3,050s
Mitsubishi Colt 1.1 Red 3-dr, 2005/55, 9k miles £3,900s
Nissan Micra 1.2S auto 5-dr, 04 reg, 18k miles £3,550s
Nissan Micra 1.2SE auto 5-dr, 2005/54, 4k miles £4,600s
Nissan Micra 1.4SVE auto 3-dr, 06 reg, 389 miles £6,300p
Nissan Almera 1.8SVE auto 3-dr, 04 reg, 50k miles £3,200s
Peugeot 607 2.2FHDI SE, satnav, 2004/54, 84k miles £4,775p
RenaultSport Clio 172, 02 reg, 48k miles n/w £4,250s
Rover City 1.4 Solo 5-dr (dmg), 2003/53, 21k n/w £875s
Toyota Corolla 1.6 T2 f/l auto, 04 reg, 23k miles £5,800s
Toyota Avensis 2.0 D-4D T3-X, 2003/53, 78k miles £4,800s
Vauxhall Astra H 1.4 Life, 04 reg, 62k miles £4,500s
VW Polo 1.2 Twist 3-dr, 05 reg, 16k miles £5,300s
Volvo S60 D5SE, 2003/53, 72k miles £6,550s

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe in August

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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