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Today’s Auction Action at Blackbushe

Fri, 09 Nov 2007
This 02 reg MINI One in the private vendor’s Sure Sell section did well today. If didn’t have much going for it: Wheeltrims instead of alloys, no a/c. The only extra I could see was a rev counter. Then there were the two small matters of its horrible colour and the 84,000 miles under its wheels. Though it started at £3,500, there was a fight for it and it went on to sell for £5,050. Just £450 less than a much nicer 28k mile met blue 2002/51 MINI One automatic made in the Inchcape section fifteen minutes later.

Sure Sell can turn up some real gems, and today’s included a pristine 69k mile 95N Mercedes W124 E220 7-seater automatic estate. Full service history, a/c recharges in July and even two spare sets of keys. Top bid for that was £1,750 provisional.

Otherwise the mumblings and grumblings alternately predict a slump in prices over the next few weeks and a gentle rise as the big buyers stock up for the New Year. One thing is, for sure though. There are an awful lot of cars to be got gone between now and Christmas.

It was bitterly cold in the sheds today so I left early. But car of the day before I turned on the heater had to be a 2005/55 Nissan Pathfinder 2.5 diesel SE auto, sold away for just £7,450.

The reason? A small matter of 221,511 miles. Don’t let anyone tell you Nissan’s chain-cam diesels can’t do the distance.

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 1.9GT Coupe, 1988F, 125k miles n/w £290s
Audi A4 TDI 130 SE, 2003/53, 104k miles £6,500s
Audi A6 2.4SE Multitronic, 05 reg, 104k miles £9,200p
Citroen Berlingo Multispace 1.6i, 04 reg, 46k miles £3,500s
Honda Civic 2.0 Type-S, 03 reg, 54k miles £5,000s
Honda Accord 2.2iCDTI Sport estate, 2004/54, 75k miles £7,000s
Ford Escort 1.6 Flight, 2000V, 20k miles n/w £500s
Ford C-Max 1.8LX, 04 reg, 68k miles £3m800s
Mercedes W124 E220 7-st auto est, 1995N 69k miles £1,750p
Mercedes ML320i auto, 1998S, 154k miles n/w £2,850s
MINI One CVT auto, alys, 2002/51, 28k miles n/w £5,500s
MINI One, yellow, 02 reg, 84k miles £5,050s
Nissan Micra 1.0 Equation, 1999T, 102k miles £625s
Nissan Primera 2.0SE, lthr, 1997R, 119k miles £225s
Nissan Pathfinder 2.5DCI SE auto, 2005/55, 222k miles £7,450s
Proton Wira 1.5Lxi, 04 reg, 53k miles n/w £1,300s
SEAT Leon 20VT Cupra 180, 2004/54, 49k miles n/w £6,300s
Subaru Impreza WRX STI (dmgd), 2005/55, 16k miles £13,100s
Toyota Avensis D-4D T4, 2004/54, 112k miles £4,800s
Vauxhall Astra 1.6LS auto estate, 02 reg, 80k miles £1,625s
Vauxhall Vectra 2.2SRI, 2002/52, 115k miles £2,600s
VW Golf 2.3 V5, 2000W, 64k miles £3,300s
Volvo V40 1.8SE 122bhp auto, 2004/54, 80k miles £4,650s

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe in November

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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