Part Exchange Day At Auction Today

Wed, 13 Feb 2008
A lot of part exchanges at auction today, and it’s a good time to buy as dealers clear out over-age stock to make room for 08 part-exchanges. While a lot of these cars don’t have age on their side, they can be reasonably low in the miles.

The 27k mile 04 Bentley didn’t sell (again) because it was probably the wrong day for it. Bids started very optimistically at £50k and ran to £55,500, some £8k short of what the dealer wanted and £14k shy of retail. Or is this just the start of heavy falls for the heavy metal?

Someone had dolled up a 61k mile Y reg 1.6 Beetle with fancy eyelids and they seemed to do the trick helping it sell for £3,450.

A 66k mile 2002/52 Audi TT 225 looked cheap to me at £7,550, though to retail it you’d have to add the cost of a timing belt and waterpump change. An 80k mile 99V Honda S2000 was the cheapest I’ve seen, but still quite strong money at £7,850. A 60k 2003/53 LandRover Defender County TD5 had everything you’d need to cross the Darian Gap or whatever, including a snorkel, and went for £13,050.

A 54k mile 2001X Jag S-Type 4.0V8 was very cheap at £4,025. So was a 99k miles 99S Golf IV GTI 1.8 at £2,125. A 64k mile 96P Nissan Almera 4-door saloon was almost for nothing at £400. But an immaculate, rust-free 112k mile 94L Peugeot 405 GLX 1.9 TD estate rose to the challenge and made a solid £500.

Here’s the full list in order of the sale. 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. ‘s/r’ means sunroof.

Audi S3 quattro, 2007/56, 12k miles £21,300p
Audi A4 2.0 quattro auto, 1997R, 72k miles £3,050s
Audi TT 225 quattro coupe, 2002/52 66k miles £7,550s
Bentley Continental GT 6.0 W12. 04 reg, 27k miles £55,500n/s
BMW 323CI coupe, 2000W, 89k miles £5,350s
BMW 330CI conv + hardtop, 02 reg, 6ok miles £11,500s
BMW 520i 2.2 SE, 02 reg, 63k miles £4,600s
BMW 530i SE auto, 04 reg, 40k miles £14,400s
BMW 728i E38 auto, 2000W, 85k miles £3,750p
Ford Ka 70 ohc Collection, 2002/52, 30k miles £2,400s
Honda Civic Type R GT, 07 reg, 12k miles £14,500p
Honda S2000 roadster, 1999V, 80k miles £7,850s
Jaguar S-Type 4.0V8 auto, 2001X, 54k miles £4,025s
LandRover defender County TD5, 2003/53, 60k miles £13,050s
MINI Cooper 1.6 a/c, 2006/56, 51k miles £8,500s
Nissan Almera 1.6GX 4-dr, 1996P, 64k miles £400s
Nissan Almera 1.5 Activ 5-dr, 2001Y, 38k miles £2,400s
Peugeot 307 2.0HDI 90 SW 7-str, 2w002/52, MNW £4,350s
Peugeot 405 1.9TD GLX estate, 1004L, 112k miles £500s
Renault Megane 2.0RXE auto, 1999T 147k miles £500s
Rover 25 1.4 Impression S, 2001/51, 57k miles £1,450s
Skoda Superb TDI PD 130, 03 reg, 149k miles £3,450s
Subaru Forester 2.0X auto, 03 reg, 96k miles £2,900s
VW Beetle 1.6, 2001Y, 61k miles £3,450s
VW Golf IV 1.8GTI 5-dr, 1999S, 99k miles £2,125s
VW Golf IV TDI PD 130 5-dr, 2002/52, 53k miles £7,150s
VW Passat 2.0SE auto, 02 reg, 44k miles £3,600s
Volvo V40 2.0iS estate, 02 reg, 50k miles £3,600s

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe in February

Thursday 14th February 10.00am start
Light Commercials from Lloyds TSB, Dagenham Motors, Royal Mail, Lex, Vauxhall Leasing, Fleet Direct, Northgate, Peugeot, and Non Runners.

Friday 15th February 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Motability, British Telecom Fleet live on line, Lex, Vauxhall Leasing, Masterlease, Hitachi Capital, General Section, Inchcape p/x, Charters p/x, Private Sure Sell.

Monday 18th February 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.

Wednesday 20th February 10.00 start
Prime Fleet, Leaseplan live online, Sytner p/x, Lex, CarGiant, Jardine p/x, Renault Financial Services, Black Horse, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x, Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 21st February
Light Commercials from Leaseplan, XBG, Citroen, Fleet Direct, Northgate.

Friday 22nd February 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Motability, Lex, Charters p/x, British Telecom Fleet live online, Masterlease, Hitachi Capital, Peugeot Motor Co., General Section, Inchcape p/x, Private Sure Sell.

Monday 25th February 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, Ridgeway VW p/x, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon p/x.

Tuesday 26th February 12.00midday start
Classic & Historic Auction
Details at www.bca-classics.co.uk

Wednesday 27th February 10.00am start
Volvo, Prime Fleet, Hitachi Finance, Leaseplan, Black Horse, Lex, Jardine p/x, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x, Sytner p/x, Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 28th February 10.00am start
Light Commercials from Lloyds TSB, Dagenham Motors, Royal Mail, Lex, Vauxhall Leasing, Fleet Direct, Northgate, Peugeot, and Non Runners.

Friday 29th February 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Motability, Charters p/x, British Telecom Fleet live online, Vauxhall Leasing, Masterlease, Hitachi Capital live online, General Section, Inchcape 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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