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Cheap and Not So Cheap at Auction Today

Wed, 07 Nov 2007
This 2001 BMW 530i SE Touring auto was a lot of car for £3,300, but it had done 171k miles. An 85k mile 03 reg KIA Sorento that hadn’t sold at its last couple of appearances went for £6,600, which looked cheap but, mileage adjusted, the book said £5,900.

A 2003/52 Focus ST170 was dear at £4,800, but a 99V 1.8LX was more like it at £1,550. A 2001/51 MG ZS 180 was definitely a lot of car for £2,900, though, and the chilly weather meant an 04 MINI Cooper convertible was the cheapest I’ve ever seen at £8,400, never mind the miles.

Private buyers seem to go crazy for low mileage Yaris yet miss the more sensible buys. A 14k mile Y reg 1.0GS 5-dr sold for a plain silly £3,200, while a much more useful 27k mile Y reg 1.3 GS Verso went for only £2,550 and an admittedly high 95k miles 2002/52 Corolla Verso 1.8 sold for £2,650.

A 94M LandRover Defender County SWB 7-seater TD5 held up the way LandRovers do to sell for a strong £5,600. But the auctioneers (rightly) wanted more than the £1,000 bid for a lovely 101k mile 94M Mercedes E280.

Better get down there on Friday if you want the car.

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. ‘dmgd’ means damaged.

BMW 318i 2.0SE (white), 02 reg, 65k miles £5,550s
BMW 325CI Sport auto, Y reg, 71k miles £8,300s
BMW 530iSE Touring auto, 2001X, 171k miles £3,300s
Ford Focus 1.8LX, 1999V, 79k miles £1,550s
Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec 3-dr, 2000W, 100k miles £2,125s
Ford Focus ST170 5-dr, 2003/52, 59k miles £4,800s
Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 115 Ghia, 02 reg, 108k miles £2,350s
Ford Maverick 2.0XLT, 2003/52, 44k miles £3,500s
Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0CRDT CDX, 2005/55, 22k miles £8.500s
KIA Sorento 2.5CRDI XS, 03 reg, 83k miles £6,600s
LandRover Defender 2.5TD5 SWB 7st, 1994M, 57k miles £5,600s
Mercedes W124 E280 auto, 1994M, 101k miles £1,000p
MG ZS 2.5 (180PS), 2001/51, 34k miles £2,900s
MINI Cooper S, satnav, 03 reg, 35k miles £9,500
MINI Cooper convertible, 04 reg, 63k miles £8,400s
Nissan Micra 1.0 Tempest 3-dr, 2002/52, 29k miles £1.900s
Renault Megane 1.6 Expression, 02 reg, 63k miles £2,025s
SEAT Altea 2.0FSI Sport, 05 reg, 32k miles n/w £7,000s
Toyota Yaris 1.0GS 5-dr, Y reg, 14k miles £3,200s
Toyota Yaris Verso 1.3GS, Y reg, 27k miles £2,550s
Toyota Corolla Verso 1.8, 2002/52, 95k miles n/w £2,650s
Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 16v Comfort, 2001X, 73k n/w £2,000s
Vauxhall Astra 2.0Sri 3-dr, 1999V, 82k miles £1,700s
VW Fox 1.2 Urban Fox, 2007/56, 11k miles £4,825s
VW Beetle 2.0i convertible, 03 reg, 15k miles £9,200s
VW Passat 2.0i Sport estate, Y reg, 88k miles £2,700s
Volvo V40 2.0i auto, 1997R, 77k miles £1,600s
Volvo V70 T5 auto, Y reg, 116k miles £4,650s

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe in November

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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