Auction Prices A Bit Unsure Today

Mon, 14 Jan 2008
It was hard to say which way auction prices were going today.

On the one hand we’ve the heaviest devaluation of Sterling since the Sterling Crisis making all new car imports 10% - 15% dearer. On the other, we’ve listened to an astonishing silence from virtually all the media because the drop was prompted by a threatened fall in interest rates that never happened, the real intention of which was to try to prevent a property price crash because, of course, that’s where all the money is in the UK.

Traders reported uncharacteristically low prices during the first week of January. And today I felt a slight nervousness among fleets with overly high stock levels starting to worry that prices could drop. Yet at today’s sale it was hard to be sure when a sale was a sale. While everyone I spoke to in the business of selling cars from a pitch was doing okay, and I’ve seen a massive rise in e-mails from punters wanting to buy compared to last January.

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. ‘dmg’ means damaged. ‘fl’ means facelift.

Audi A6 3.0V6TDI quattro SE, 2004/54, 18k miles £18,000s
BMW 318i 2.0SE, 2003/53, 70k miles £7,000s
BMW E60 525i manual, lthr, 04 reg, 43k miles £11,100s
Chrysler Crossfire Roadster, 05 reg, 24k miles £12,100s
Citroen C3 Pluriel 1.4 75, 04 reg, 21k miles £3,400s
Ford Fiesta 1.25 Style Climate f/l, 2005/55, 23k miles £4,150s
Ford Fiesta 1.25 Style Climate f/l, 2005/55, 24k miles £4,200s
Honda Civic 1.5LS 3-dr auto, 1995M, 108k miles £525s
Honda Accord 2.2iCDTI Sport, 2004/54, 72k miles £6,250s
Honda Accord 2.2iCDTI Rxecutive, 2004/54, 92k miles £5,975s
Hyundai Coupe 2.0SE, 2005/55, 23k miles £7,400s
KIA Picanto 1.1LX, 2004/54, 18k miles £2,450s
Landrover Freelander 1.8XEI SWB, 2000W, 98k miles £1,400s
Landrover Freelander TD4 SWB, 2006/55, 13k miles £8,700s
Mazda 6 2.0S CD 121ps, 03 reg, 59k miles £3,800s
Mercedes C160 SE Sport Coupe, 2005/55, 53k miles £9,000s
Mercedes C180 1.8K A/G auto, 2005/55, 14k miles £12,600s
Mercedes CLK 220CDI A/G Coupe, 2005/55, 19k miles £16,100s
Mercedes CLK 200K A/G Convertible, 2005/55, 18k miles £19,800s
Mercedes E280CDI A/G, 2005/55, 15k miles £17,950s
MINI One, 2004/54, 24k miles £6,900s
Porsche Boxster 3.2S, 2006/55, 16k miles £24,000s
Renault Laguna 2.0 Extreme f/l, 06 reg, 29k miles £5,300s
Rover 75 2.0CDT Connoisseur, 2003/53, 77k miles £3,900s
SEAT Alhambra TDI 115 S auto, 2004/54, 37k miles £9,300s
Toyota Corolla Verso 2.0D-4D, 05 reg, 16k miles £9,500s
Vauxhall Astra 1.7DTI Envoy estate, 2003/52, 118k miles £1,275s
Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Life, 2004/54, 30k miles £5,000s
Vauxhall Vectra 1.9DCTI 120 auto, 2005/55, 5k miles £9,550s
Vauxhall Signum 2.0T Design, 2003/53, 55k miles £4,650s
VW Golf 2.0FSI GT 5-dr, 2004/54, 47k miles £8,250s
Volvo S40 1.6S, 06 reg, 15k miles £7,600s
Volvo XC70 2.4 D5 Geartronic, 05 reg, 81k miles £9,500s
Volvo XC90 2.9T6 Geartronic, 2003/53, 55k miles £15,000s

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe in January

Wednesday 16th January 10.00am start
Prime Fleet, Leaseplan, Sytner p/x, Lex, CarGiant, Jardine p/x, Black Horse, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x, Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 17th January 10.00am start
Light Commercials from XBG, Citroen, Fleet Direct, Northgate.

Friday 18th January 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Motability, Lex, Charters p/x, British Telecom Fleet, Vauxhall Leasing, Masterlease, Hitachi Capital, General Section, Inchcape p/x, Private Sure Sell.

Monday 21st January 10.00am start
Fleet Direct, Lex, Porsche Retail p/x, Mercedes Benz Retail p/x, Top Car, Franchised Dealer p/x, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Ridgfeway VW p/x, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon p/x.

Wednesday 23rd January 10.00am start
Prime Fleet, Hitachi Finance, Leaseplan, Black Horse, Lex, Jardine p/x, Renault Financial Services, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x, Sytner p/x, Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 24th January 10.00am start
Light Commercials from Lloyds TSB, Dagenham Motors, Royal Mail, Lex, Vauxhall Leasing, Fleet Direct, Northgate, Peugeot, and Non Runners.

Friday 25th January 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Motability, British Telecom Fleet, Lex, Masterlease, Hitachi Capital, Peugeot Motor Co., General Section, Inchcape p/x, Charters p/x, Private Sure Sell, None Runners.

Monday 28th January 10.00am start
Fleet Direct, Lex, Porsche p/x, Mercedes Benz Retail p/x, Franchised Dealer p/x, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Ridgeway VW p/x, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon p/x Top Car

Wednesday 30th January 10.00 start
Prime Fleet, Leaseplan, Sytner p/x, Lex, CarGiant, Jardine p/x, Black Horse, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x, Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 31st January
Light Commercials from Lloyds TSB, Dagenham Motors, Royal Mail, Lex, Vauxhall Leasing, Fleet Direct, Northgate, Peugeot.



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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