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No Recession at Today’s Auction

Fri, 18 Jan 2008
Sterling might have been bobbing up and down like a yo-yo, and the prophets of gloom prattling about how the American recession was coming here, but you’d never have believed it at auction today.

The auctioneer tried to start this latest model MINI Cooper S at £15k, failed, got it going again at £13k and still couldn’t raise the reserve.

Yet, after the false start fortnight of the year, everything else was taking off like a bank robber on Nox.

Well, perhaps not everything. You could have had a decent enough 43k mile 03 KIA Carens 1.8SE for just £2,000. And late Colts and Fiestas were at pretty much the same level as November.

But an 8k mile 07 Prius T3 made a very respectable £13,850. A 49k mile 2001/51 SIX YEAR OLD Yaris 1.0GLS 5-dr made an enormous £3,075. You could say that Yaris always have been strong money, yet a 59k mile 2000X old-shape Mondeo 2.0 Zetec sold for a very solid £1,425. A 34k miles 03 Rover Streetwise sold for £2,350. A 46k miles Rover 75 2.0CDTI Contemporary Tourer made £6,700. A 35k mile 2005/55 VW Golf 2.0FSI GT 3-dr sold for £8,850s.

These are definitely not recession prices.

However things aren’t quite so rosy at the prestige end. A 42k mile 04 reg Porsche Boxster 3.2S 260 that could reasonably have been expected to sell for £18,000 sold for just £16,700s.

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.

Chrysler Grand Voyager 2.5d Lim, 04 reg, 95k miles £8,150s
Ford Fiesta 1.2r Style Climate 3-dr £11k miles £5,200s
Ford Focus 1.8TDDI 90 LX estate, 2003/53, 57k miles £4,250s
Ford Mondeo 2.0i Zetec, 2000X. 59k miles, £1,425s
Ford Galaxy TDI 115LX, 2003/53, 113k miles £5,250s
Lexus FS300 SE, lthr, 1999V, 125k miles £3,500s
KIA Carens 1.8SE, 03 reg, 43k miles £2,000s
Mercedes Vaneo 1.9i autoclutch, 03 reg, 60k miles £4,250s
MINI Cooper S 1.6, 17” wheels, 2002/52, 54k miles n/w £7,300s
MINI II Cooper S 1.6, 07 reg, 8k miles £14,000p
Mitsubishi Colt 1.1 Black 5-dr, 2005/55, 23k miles £3,675s
Mitsubishi Colt 1.1 Black 5-dr, 2005/55, 14k miles £3,750s
Mitsubishi Colt 1.1 Black 5-dr, 2005/55, 15k miles £3,800s
Mitsubishi Colt 1.1 Black 5-dr, 2005/55, 23k miles £3,825s
Nissan Pathfinder 2.5DCI S. 06 reg, 18k miles £12,800s
Peugeot 306 2.0 Convertible, 1998S, 103k miles £1,450s
Peugeot 307 2.0HDI 110 SE SW, 2004/53, 79k miles £4,625s
Peugeot 607 2.2HDI SE auto, satnav, 2004/54, 56k miles £6,600s
Porsche Boxster 3.2S 260, 04 reg, 42k miles n/w £16,700s
Renault Laguna 2.2DCI Priv Spt Tour, 2003/53, 129k miles £2,400s
Rover Streetwise 1.4 103PS 5-dr, 03 reg, 34k miles £2,350s
Rover 75 2.0CDTI Cont Tourer, 2005/54, 46k miles £6,700s
SAAB 9-3 2.0SE Turbo convertible, 1999T, 73k miles £3,475s
SAAB 9-3 II 1.8t Vector convertible, 06 reg, 11k miles £13,100s
Toyota Yaris 1.0GLS 5-dr, 2001/51, 49k miles £3,075
Toyota Prius II T3, 07 reg, 8k miles £13,850s
Vauxhall Corsa 1.0 Life 3-dr, 2005/55 44k miles £3,450s
Vauxhall Corsa 1.0 Life 3-dr, 2005/55 15k miles £3,850s
Vauxhall Corsa 1.3CDTI Design 5-dr, 05 reg 4k miles £5,700s
Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 100 CL, 2004/54, 52k miles £5,300s
Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 100 CL, 2005/55, 30k miles £6,050s
Vauxhall Astra 1.9CDTI 150 SR, 2005/55, 113k miles £5,200s
Vauxhall Vectra 2.2CDTI Elegance, 2003/53, 118k miles £2,750s
Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120 L estate, 2004/54, 105k miles £3,850s
Vauxhall Astra 1.6LS auto, 04 reg, 47k miles £3,675
VW Golf 2.0FSI GT 3-dr, 2005/55, 35k miles £8,850s

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe in January

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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