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Still some cheap cars at Auction

Fri, 30 Nov 2007
This 05 reg Focus 1.6TDCI 110 LX estate had aircon, a perfect set of wheeltrims and not a mark on it. But a small matter of 88,000 miles on the clock saw it knocked down for just £4,500.

I’d say that was probably bargain of the day. Though an almost brand new Mitsubishi Lancer 1.6 station wagon with a mere 283 miles under its wheels ran it close, selling for a mere £6,450 in the Motability section.

Generally, though, we’re now only a month away from the new year, so the fleets and now some retail groups too are hanging on for close to the sort of money they know they can get in the new year. As a result, some cars, such as a 69k mile 03 Audi A4 S3 4.2 V8, continually circulate, giving their batteries a bashing, but at least being woken up several times a week to grace us with their presence.

So you’re unlikely to nick a car like that because the vendor won’t be getting desperate in the run-up to Christmas. But prices for more ordinary cars are still less than they will be in January, assuming the economy doesn’t completely collapse.

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.

Audi A4 S4 4.2 V* quattro, 03 reg, 69k miles £13,150p
Audi A8 4.0 TDI V8 quattro, 03 reg, 100k miles £18,300p
BMW 318iSE 1.9, 1999S, 134k miles £1,975s
Ford Puma 1.7. Y reg, 80k miles £2,400s
Ford Focus 1.8TDCI 100 Ghia est, 3003/53, 74k miles £3,800s
Ford Focus 1.6 TDCI 110 LX estate, O5 reg, 88k miles £4,500s
Hyundai 2.0SE Coupe, Y reg, 104k miles £1,875s
MGF 1.8 VVC Trophy 160, Y reg, 18k miles £3,700s
MINI One, alloys, 2002/52, 52k miles £5,750s
Mitsubishi Lancer 1.6 Equippe SW, 2007/57, 28s miles £6,450s
Renault Grand Scenic 1.6 Exp, 2004/54, 26k miles £5,500s
Toyota Yaris 1.3 T-Spirit 5-dr f/lift, 2004/54, 94k miles £2,500s
Toyota Corolla 1.6 GS 5-dr, Y reg, 41k miles £2,250s
Toyota Corolla 1.6 T3 estate, 03 reg, 107k miles £1,875s
Toyota MR2 GT coupe T-bar, 1998R, 89k miles £2,650s
Vauxhall Astra 1.8 Life 5-dr auto 07 reg, 4k miles £6,650s
Vauxhall Vectra 1.8iLS, 2002/52, 57k miles £3,100s
VW Beetle 2.0i, Y reg, 73k miles £4,000s
VW Bora 1.6SE, 1999T, 70k miles £1,750s

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe in December

Monday 3rd December 10.30am start
Fleet Direct, Lex, Porsche Retail p/x, Mercedes Benz Retail p/x, Franchised Dealer p/x, Inchcape no reserve, Ridgeway p/x, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon p/x.

Wednesday 5th December 10.00am start
Prime Fleet, Leaseplan Live Online, Sytner p/x, Lex, General section, Renault Financial Services, Black Horse, Car Giant p/x, Jardine p/x, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x, Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 6th December 10.00am start
Light Commercials from Lloyds TSB, Dagenham Motors, Royal Mail, Lex, Vauxhall Leasing, Fleet Direct, Northgate, Peugeot.

Friday 97th December
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Lex, Motability, General Section, British Telecom, Charters p/x, Lex, Masterlease, Hitachi Capital, Inchcape p/x, Private Sure Sell, Peugeot Motor Co.

Monday 10th December
Fleet Direct, Lex, Porsche p/x, Mercedes Benz Retail p/x, TOP CAR, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon p/x, Franchised Dealer p/x,

Wednesday 12th December 10.00am start
Prime Fleet, Hitachi Finance, Leaseplan Live On line, Sytner p/x, Lex, Bank of Scotland, General Section, Jardine p/x, Renault Financial Services, Black Horse, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x, Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 15th December 10.00am start
Light Commercials from XBG, Citroen, Fleet Direct, Northgate.

Friday 13th December 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Motability, Lex, Bank of Scotland, Charters p/x, British Telecom, Vauxhall Leasing, Masterlease, Hitachi Capital, General Section, Inchcape p/x, Private Sure Sell.

Monday 17th December 10.00am start
Fleet Direct, Lex, 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 19th December 10.00am start
Volvo Car UK, Leaseplan Live Online, Black Horse, Lex, Bank of Scotland, Prime Fleet, Jardine p/x, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x, Sytner p/x, Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 20th December 10.00am start
Light Commercials from Lloyds TSB, Dagenham Motors, Royal Mail, Lex, Vauxhall Leasing, Fleet Direct, Northgate, Peugeot, and Non Runners.

Friday 21st December 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Bank of Scotland, Motability, Citroen UK Ltd., Lex, Masterlease, Hitachi Capital, Peugeot Motor Co., General Section, Inchcape p/x, Charters p/x, Private Sure Sell.

Monday 24th December 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.

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

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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