Cheap Cars At Auction Today

Fri, 09 May 2008
About the only cars not suffering a big hit were the cheap, cheerful ones low in CO2.

Otherwise they were either going cheap, or getting cheaper. For example, the Passat 140TDI in the picture sold for just £6,200. An 04 Mondeo 2.0 TDCI 130 went for £2,050. An E90 BMW 320D ES for £9,550. It’s worth giving you the provisional bids as well as the solds today because it shows which way prices are going. And serves as a warning to fleet managers that hanging out for an ambitious reserve might not be the wisest policy.

The stupidly clever thing about all of this is, as the Treasury must have calculated, all the cars it’s going to tax to death next year aren’t going anywhere. Maybe a few thousand will be scrapped. And maybe a few thousand will go to RHD export markets. But by retrospectively applying CO2 tax to existing cars bought as long ago as March 2001, the Treasury gets a virtually guaranteed income. Maybe not from the same owner who can’t afford to run it any more and had to take a massive depreciation bath when he sold it. But from someone, because unless the car gets scrapped or exported, will still be here and someone will have to pay the tax on it.

And just think of all those people having to trade down their cars in order to make increased mortgage payments on a house that’s dropping in value. They’re caught in a double trap because the car they need to get rid of is losing thousands, while the low CO2 car they need to replace it with it with is going up every day.

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. ‘s/r’ means sunroof.

Alfa Romeo 2.0GT Selaspeed, 2004/54, 22k miles £7,950s
Audi A3 1.6 Special Edition, 05 reg, 37k miles £7,300p
Audi A3 TDI 105, 2005/55, 44k miles £7,800p
Audi A3 TDI 140SE, 04 reg, 87k miles £7,000s
Audi TT 180 FWD coupe, 05 reg, 39k miles £12,850s
Audi A4 1.6. 1999V, 99k miles £1,500p
Audi A6 2.0TDI SE Multi, lthr, 2006/56, 21k miles £16,700p
BMW 118D, 05 reg, 73k miles £7,500s
BMW 320D ES (E90), 05 reg, 112k miles £9,550s
BMW 520D SE manual, lthr, 06 reg, 41k miles £13,900s
Citroen Xsara Picasso 2.0HDI, 03 reg, 156k miles, £1,650s
Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style Climate 3-dr, 06 reg, 15k miles £4,600s
Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style Climate 3-dr, 06 reg, 13k miles £4,700s
Ford Fiesta 1.6 Style 3-dr auto, 06 reg, 19k miles £4,575p
Ford Fusion 1.6 Zetec Climate auto, 06 reg, 12k miles £5,600p
Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec 5-dr fl, 02 reg, 70k miles £2,350s
Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 115 LX est, 2003/53, 99k miles £2,550p
Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 130 LX, 04 reg, 145k miles £2,050s
Honda Civic 2.2iCDTI Exec, satnav, 06 reg, 64k miles £8,700p
Honda CR-V 2,2iCDTI Sport, satnav, 06 reg, 57k miles £9,200s
Hyundai Coupe 2.0SE, 05 reg, 14k miles £7,350p
Jaguar X-Type 2.0D SE est fl, satnav, 05 reg, 80k miles £7,450s
Jaguar S-Type 2.7D V6 SE, 2005/54, 91k miles £7,800s
Jaguar S-Type 2.7D V6, 2005/54, 47k miles £9,700p
Jaguar XJ8 4.2 SE, 04 reg, 52k miles, £11,900p
Maserati 4.2V8 Spyder, 2003/53, 23k miles £23,000s
Mazda 3 1.6D 110 TS2, 05 reg, 69k miles £4,900p
Mazda RX-8 231, 2004/54, 65k miles £7,000s
Mercedes C220CDI Spt Cpe Evo Pan, 2007/57, 9k miles £15,100s
Mercedes CLK320 Eleg conv, 2004/54, 61k miles £14,500s
Mercedes E220CDI Classic est man, 2004/54, 48k miles £10,600p
Mercedes CLS 500 7G, 2006/55, 20k miles £25,000p
Mercedes ML280SDI Sport, 06 reg, 12k miles £24,850p
MINI One 1.6, 06 reg, 15k miles £5,550s
MINI Cooper 1.6, 2005/55, 31k miles £6,700s
MINI Cooper 1.6, 2005/55, 22k miles £7,100s
MINI Cooper 1.6, a/c, 2005/55, 23k miles £7,250s
Mits Shogun 3.2 D-ID Field LWB auto, 05 reg, 52k miles £8,050p
Mits Shogun 3.2 D-ID Field LWB auto, 05 reg, 38k miles £9,400s
Peugeot 206 1.4HDI Style 5-dr, 04 reg. 19k miles £3,950s
Peugeot 307 1.6HDI 90 S 5-dr, 2005/55. 22k miles £5,800p
Peugeot 407 1.8S, 2005/55, 67k miles £3,500s
Renault Scenic 1.9DCI Privilege, 04 reg, 65k miles £4,500s
Renault Laguna 1.9DCI 120 Exp est fl, 05 reg, 49k miles £5,050s
SAAB 9-3 2.0LT Vector, 2003/53, 37k miles £4,700p
SAAB 9-3 2.2TID Vector 6-spd, 2004/53, 23k miles £5,800p
SAAB 9-3 2.0T Aero, 04 reg, 84k miles £4,300p
SAAB 9-3 1.9D Vector Sport 6-spd, 2005/55, 63k miles £7,000s
SAAB 9-3 1.9D 120 Sportwagon, 06 reg, 25k miles £9,450s
SEAT Leon 2.0TFSI Sport 185, 2006/55, 46k miles £7,100p
SEAT Alhambra 1.9TDI 115 S, 2003/53, 78k miles £4,700s
Suzuki Swift 1.5 GLX 3-dr, 06 reg, 16k miles, £5,900s
Vauxhall Corsa C 1.3CDTI 75 Design, 2006/55, 76k miles £3,375s
Vauxhall Corsa D 1.3CDTI 75 Club, 2006/56, 75k miles £4,300s
Vauxhall Zafira 2.0DTI Design, 2004/54, 140k miles £3,250s
Vauxhall Vectra 2.0DTI Elite, 2004/53, 48k miles £4,600p
VW Polo 1.4 TDI 70S 5-dr, 2005/55, 21k miles £6,000s
VW Golf 1.6FSI Sport 3-dr, 05 reg, 22k miles £7,300s
VW Golf 2.0GT TDI 5-dr, 2004/54, 76k miles £7,000s
VW Touran 2.0TDI 140 S 7-str, 2004/54, 93k miles £6,125s
VW Passat 2.0TDI 140, 2005/55, 95k miles £6,200s
Volvo S40 1.8S, 2004/54, 36k miles £5,250s

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe in May

Thursday 8th May 10.00am start
Light Commercials

Monday 12th May 10.00am start
Barclays Asset Management, Lex, Porsche p/x, Mercedes Benz Retail p/x, TOP CAR, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Ridgeway VW p/x, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon p/x, Franchise dealer p/x.

Wednesday 14th May 10.00 start
Sytner p/x, Leaseplan, Lex live online, Jardine p/x, Black Horse, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x.

Thursday 15th May
Light Commercials.

Friday 16th May 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Motability, Lex live online, Multi-source, Charters p/x, British Telecom Fleet live online, Vauxhall Leasing, Masterlease, Hitachi Capital live online, Eden Group, Inchcape p/x, Windrush, Private Sure Sell.

Monday 19th May 10.00am start
Barclays Asset Management, Lex, Porsche Retail p/x, Mercedes Benz Retail p/x, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Ridgeway VW p/x, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon p/x, Franchised Dealer p/x.

Wednesday 21st May 10.00am start
Prime Fleet, Leaseplan, Black Horse, Lex, Jardine p/x, Black Horse, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x, Sytner p/x, Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 22nd May 10.00am start
Light Commercials.

Friday 23rd May 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Motability, Lex live online, Multi-source, Charters p/x, British Telecom Fleet live online, Masterlease, Hitachi Capital, Peugeot Motor Co., Eden Group, Inchcape p/x, Private Sure Sell.

Monday 26th May
Barclays Asset Management, Lex, Porsche p/x, Mercedes Benz Retail p/x, TOP CAR, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Ridgeway VW p/x, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon p/x, Franchised Dealer p/x,

Wednesday 28th May 10.00am start
Volvo, Wednesday Direct, Leaseplan, Sytner p/x, Lex, Jardine p/x, Black Horse, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x.

Thursday 6th May 10.00am start
Light Commercials.

Friday 30th May 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Motability, Lex live online, Multi-source, Charters p/x, British Telecom Fleet live online, Vauxhall Leasing, Masterlease, Hitachi Capital live online, Eden Group, Inchcape p/x, Windrush, 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.

BMW group sales at BCA www.british-car-auctions.co.uk/Default.aspx?page=2537

BCA's exclusive Commercial Auction View service at www.commercialauctionview.com.

BCA Peterborough stages Motorbike sales on the last Friday of each month, with high volume Super Sales featuring ‘bikes from Black Horse every two months. (Next Super Sale on 25th April). Sales start at 1pm and all are welcome to attend. There is secure motorcycle parking on the day and an expert and enthusiastic Sales Team on hand to answer questions. Viewing is on the morning of the sale and BCA can arrange transport to anywhere in the UK.

Full catalogue details and a picture of every motorbike entered for the sale will be available online in advance through BCA’s exclusive Commercial Auction View service (www.commercialauctionview.co.uk).

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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