Tax Break Bargains at Auction Today

Wed, 31 Oct 2007
This 20k mile Sunset Orange 2004/54 350Z had matching leather but no satnav. Mileage-adjusted, the book said £17,600, but it went for £1,000 under. And, of course, being registered before 23rd March 2006 it gets away with Band F annual tax, which means £210 next year instead of £400.

Another neat little tax saver didn’t get picked up by the crowd. This was a 59k mile 05 reg Renault Modus 1.5DCI 86 Dynamique, which just happens to slip under 121g/km and gets away with £35 a year tax. That went to a man in the know for a paltry £3,200 against mileage-adjusted trade book of £4,725. If I’d had my wits about me I’d have bought it for my mum.

It could have replaced her Yaris. An identical 23k miles unwarranted 2002/52 1.0GS just like hers sold for an astronomical £3,050.

MGFs seem to have made a comeback. Someone bid £1,500 for a 104k-mile 99S VVC, and quite a nice 59k mile 97R plain 1.8 sold for £1,675.

There were plenty of other cheap cars at all levels. Change-of-reg part exchanges seem to have filtered through late this year because too many new cars were chasing too few buyers, and buyers held out until October for better deals.

A 59k mile 2002/52 BMW 318i 2.0 convertible was £1,500 under mileage-adjusted book, selling at £10,175. A rare new-shape 9k mile 05 reg Focus 1.6 Ghia auto saloon went for £6,900, £1,000 under book for a hatchback. An 83k mile 98S Peugeot 306 2.0 convertible with a coat of many colours didn’t sell to a bid of £1,600, but a 109k mile 95M 306 2.0ST sedan did sell for £275.

There was some price confusion in the Peugeot Contract Hire sale. A 76k mile 2004/54 407 1.6HDI 110 S definitely did sell at £5,125, but some of the other prices, especially for 207s, could be taken as an indication of what Peugeot wanted rather than what it could get.

Mercedes E Class diesels seem to have taken an odd turn. The Leaseplan 90k mile 2003/53 E220CDI Avant Garde auto did have the Panoramic sunroof, but £13,600 was a lot of money to pay for it.

Nevertheless, car of the day had to be a 19k mile 1994L Aston Martin Virage Volante that caused a bit of a stir and eventually sold for a massive £28,400.

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. ‘MNW’ means unknown mileage.

Aston Martin 5.3 Virage Volante, 1994L, 19k miles £28,400
BMW 318i 2.0 convertible, 2002/52, 59k miles £10,175s
Ford Focus 1.6LX est auto, 2000X, 105k miles £1,425s
Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec 2003/52, 43k miles £3,600s
Ford Focus II 1.6 Ghia auto saloon, 05 reg, 9k miles £6,900s
MGF 1.8 roadster, 1997R, 59k miles n/w £1,675
MGF 1.8 VVC roadster, 1999S, 104k miles £1,500p
Mercedes A140 Avant Garde, 2001/51, 42k miles £3,650s
Mercedes E220 AG auto, Panorama, 2003/53, 90k miles £13,600s
Mitsubishi Shogun 2.8TD LWB, 1995M 93k miles n/w £2,450s
Nissan Primera 1.6GX 5-dr, 1998S, 92k miles n/w £525s
Nissan Serena 2.3D Occasion, 2000W, 80k miles £850p
Nissan 350Z GT, sunset orange, 2004/54, 19k miles £16,600s
Peugeot 206 1.4 Verve 3-dr, alys, 06 reg, 13k miles £4,900p
Peugeot 206 1.4 Verve 3-dr, alys, 2006/56, 10k miles £5,500p
Peugeot 207 1.4S 5-dr, alys, a/c, 2006/56, 15k miles £6,700p
Peugeot 207 1.4SE 5-dr, 2006/56, 15k miles £7,100p
Peugeot 307 HDI 90 S 5-dr, 2004/54, 52k miles £3,300p
Peugeot 307 HDI 90 S 5-dr, 2004/54, 65k miles £3,750s
Peugeot 407 1.6HDI 110 S, 2004/54, 76k miles £5,125s
Peugeot 306 2.0ST Sedan, 1995M, 109k miles £275s
Peugeot 306 2.0 convertible, 1998S, 83k miles £1,600p
Porsche Boxster 2.7, 2003/53, 21k miles (3 stamps) £17,700p
Renault Modus 1.5DCI 86 Dyn, 05 reg, 59k miles £3,200s
Rover 618iS, 1998S, 96k miles n/w £240s
SEAT Leon 20VT Cupra, Y reg, 89k miles £3,300s
Toyota Yaris 1.0 VVTI GS 3-dr, 2002/52, 23k miles n/w £3,050s
VW Passat 1.8 20v Sport, 2000X, 143k miles £1,150s
VW Passat TDI PD 130, 04 reg, 141k miles £4,900s
Volvo V40 2.0 auto, 2000W, 64k miles £2,300s
Volvo V70 2.4 Special Edition auto, 2000V, 83k miles £2,550s

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe in November

Thursday 1st November 10.00start
Light Commercials from Bank of Scotland, Leaseplan, Citroen, Fleet Direct, Northgate.

Friday 2nd November 10.00 start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Lex, Bank of Scotland, Motability, General Section, Vauxhall Leasing, Masterlease, Hitachi Capital, Inchcape p/x, Charters p/x, Private Sure Sell.

Monday 5th November 10.30am start
Fleet Direct, Lex, Bank of Scotland, Inchcape Prestige, Porsche Retail p/x, Mercedes Benz Retail p/x, Franchised Dealer p/x, Inchcape no reserve, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon p/x.

Wednesday 7th November 10.00am start
Prime Fleet, Leaseplan Live Online, Black Horse, Lex, Bank of Scotland, Renault Financial Services, General Section, Jardine p/x, Inchcape p/x, Sytner p/x, Snows Group p/x, Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 8th November 10.00am start
Light Commercials from Lloyds TSB, Dagenham Motors, Royal Mail, Lex, Vauxhall Leasing, Fleet Direct, Northgate, Peugeot.

Friday 9th November
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 12th November
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, Ridgeway p/x.

Wednesday 14th November 10.00am start
Prime Fleet, Hitachi Finance, Leaseplan Live On line, 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 15th November 10.00am start
Light Commercials from XBG, Leaseplan, Citroen, Fleet Direct, Northgate.

Friday 16th November 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Motability, Lex, Bank of Scotland, Vauxhall Leasing, Masterlease, General Section, Hitachi Capital, Inchcape p/x, Charters p/x, Private Sure Sell.

Monday 19th November 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, Pendragon p/x.

Wednesday 21st November 10.00am start
Volvo Car 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 22nd November 10.00am start
Light Commercials from Lloyds TSB, Dagenham Motors, Royal Mail, Lex, Vauxhall Leasing, Fleet Direct, Northgate, Peugeot, and Non Runners.

Friday 23rd November 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Lex, Motability, Bank of Scotland, Citroen UK Ltd., Masterlease, Hitachi Capital, Peugeot Motor Co., General Section, Inchcape p/x, Charters p/x, Private Sure Sell.

Monday 26th November 10.00am start
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 28th November 10.00am start
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 29th November 10.00am start
Light Commercials from Dagenham Motors, Lex, Fleet Direct, Peugeot, XBG, Citroen, Northgate, Leaseplan.

Friday 30th November 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Motability, Lex, Vauxhall Leasing, Masterlease, Hitachi Capital, 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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