Soft-tops cheap at auction today

Wed, 10 Oct 2007
Confirming Glass’s write down of roadsters and convertibles for the winter, a 64k mile 2000X MR2 was £100 under book at £4,950, an 81k mile 1999T MGF 1.8 was £2,000 and a virtual collector’s piece, last off the line 16k mile 05 reg MGTF 135 Sunstorm sold for £7,100.

Plenty of ups and downs today. Confirming the advice of a trader friend that no one wants 5-door Focus STs a 9k mile 07 bid to a mare £12,000 and didn’t sell. Yet a 17k mile 05 reg Focus 1.6 Ti-VCT 114 Titanium made a massive £7,400. That’s actually £600 below book, but still a huge amount of money for a two year old Focus 1.6.

A 62k miles 2000V Mercedes A170 Classic autoclutch started at a realistic £1,500, but climbed relentlessly to £2,425. A 17k mile 03 reg (3 year old) Daewoo Kalos in environmental green made a substantial £2,650. An 85k mile 2004/54 Passat 1.9 TDI PD 100 Highline sold for a colossal £6,100s.

But there were the odd bargains. A mileage of 76k wasn’t warranted on a 1996N Citroen ZX 1.4i Elation, yet it was obviously well cared for and had 8 stamps in its service book so at £400 looked a good buy to me.

Here’s the list. As usual, ‘s’ means sold. ‘p’ means top provisional bid, ‘n/s’ means not sold. ‘n/w’ means miles not warranted.

Audi A4 1.8SE Avant, 1998S, 163k miles £1,000
BMW 525iSE auto, Y reg, 59k miles £5,600s
BMW E60 525D SE man, 04 reg, 64k miles £12,000s
BMW X5 3.0i Sport auto, 2002/52, 65k miles £13,600s
Citroen C2 1.6VTS, 2006/56, 11k miles £6,500s
Citroen ZX 1.4i Elation, 1996N, 76k miles £400s
Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.8SX, Y reg, 76k miles £2,000s
Daewoo Kalos 1.4SX 5-dr, 03 reg, 17k miles £2,650s
Ford Focus 1.6 Ti-VCT Titanium, 05 reg, 17k miles £7,400s
Ford Focus 2.5ST 5-dr, 07 reg, 9k miles £12,000p
Honda Civic 1.6VTEC S 5-dr, 2001X, 61k n/w £3,050s
Jaguar X-Type 2.0D SE, 04 reg, 48k miles £8,800s
Jeep Cherokee 2.5TD, 1997R, 103k n/w £1,875s
MGF 1.8 roadster, 1999T, 81k n/w £2,000s
MGTF 135 Sunstorm, 05 reg, 16k miles £7,100s
MB A170CDI Classic autoclutch, 2000V, 62k miles £2,425s
MB C220 CDI A/G auto, 2004/54, 43k miles £13,200s
MINI Cooper 1.6, 2002/52, 23k miles £6,600s
Peugeot 307 2.0HDI 90 S 5-dr, 04 reg, 87k miles £3,950s
Rover 75 2.5V6 Club SE auto, 02 reg, 58k n/w £3,100s
Smart ForTwo Pure, 2004/54, 16k miles £3,400s
Toyota Previa 2.4CDX 7-seater, 2001/51, 66k miles £7,300s
Toyota MR2 1.8 roadster, 2000X, 64k n/w £4,950s
Vauxhall Tigra 1.4 Chequers, 1999V, 106k n/w, £1,500s
VW Bora TDI PD 130, 2001/51, 75k miles £4,600s
VW Passat 2.0 petrol 130SE, 2002/52, 67k miles £3,075s
VW Passat 1.9TDI PD 100, 2003/52, 66k miles £4,300s
VW Passat 1.9TDI PD 100 HL, 2004/54, 85k miles £6,100s
VW Passat 2.0TDI PD 140 Sport, 06 reg, 25k miles £11,950s
Volvo V40 1.9SE TD Estate, 1998R, 95k miles £1,575s
Volvo 850 2.5 10v Estate, 1995N, 143k miles £675s

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe in October

Thursday 11th October 10.00am start
Light Commercials from Lloyds TSB, Dagenham Motors, Royal Mail, Lex, Vauxhall Leasing, Fleet Direct, Northgate, Peugeot.

Friday 12th October 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Motability, Lex, Bank of Scotland, Masterlease, General Section, Hitachi Capital, Peugeot Motor Co., Inchcape p/x. Charters p/x, Private Sure Sell.

Monday 15th October 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, Hartwells p/x, Ridgeway VW p/x, Pendragon p/x.

Wednesday 17th October 10.00am start
Prime Fleet, Hitachi Finance, Leaseplan Live Online, Black Horse, Lex, Bank of Scotland, General Section, Jardine p/x, Inchcape p/x, Renault Financial Services, Sytner p/x, Snows Group p/x.

Thursday 18th October 10.00am start
Light Commercials from Leaseplan, XBG, Citroen, Fleet Direct, Northgate.

Friday 19th October 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Motability, Lex, Bank of Scotland, Vauxhall Leasing, Masterlease, Hitachi Capital, General Section, Inchcape p/x, Charters p/x, Private Sure Sell.

Monday 22nd October 10.00am start (Bank Holiday Monday)
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, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon p/x.

Wednesday 24th October 10.00am start
Volvo UK, Leaseplan Live Online, Black Horse, Lex, Bank of Scotland, Prime Fleet, Jardine p/x, Inchcape p/x, Sytner p/x, Snows Group p/x, Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 25th October 10.00am start
Light Commercials from Lloyds TSB, Dagenham Motors, Royal Mail, Lex, Vauxhall leasing, Fleet Direct, Peugeot, Northgate, Non Runners.

Friday 26th October 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Lex, Bank of Scotland, Motability, Citroen UK, Masterlease, Hitachi Capital, Peugeot UK, General Section, Inchcape p/x, Charters p/x, Private Sure Sell.

Monday 29th October 10.30am start
Fleet Direct, Lex, Bank of Scotland, Inchcape Prestige, Porsche Retail p/x, Mercedes Benz Retail p/x, TOP CAR, Franchised Dealer p/x, Inchcape no reserve, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon p/x.

Wednesday 31st October 10.00am start
Leaseplan Live Online, Black Horse, Lex, Bank of Scotland, Jardine p/x, Inchcape p/x, Sytner p/x, Snows Group p/x, Trident Honda 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

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