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Massive Drops At Auction Today

Mon, 12 May 2008
This 420bhp Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 is a fairly daft vehicle. A sort of Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Audi Q7 V10, Mercedes ML 63AMG, Range Rover Sport supercharged, but without the status.

And now that more of the GBP are starting to wake up about VED hikes, status is the only way a car hit by them can sustain a decent value.

Porsche 911 Turbos, Ferrari 430s, Aston Martin DB9s and the like might shrug off £440 annual tax as long as they still command some status among the rich who manage to stay rich.

But more dubious cars, previously bought by the type of people now suffering worst in the credit squeeze, are going at 1930’s Recession prices.

The 07 Grand Cherokee SRT-8 in the photo was never a good idea. And this one sold for £18,500, a loss of 56% of its new price in a year. An 06 Grand Cherokee sold for £15,000. Their bedfellow, a 10k mile 07 Chrysler 300C 3.5V6 wagon (the wrong engine) looked impressive with its Bentley grille but only managed a top provisional bid of £11,600.

Last week Volvo recertificated its XC90 D5 Geartronic from 226g/km to 224g/km, saving new owners £115 a year. Which may be why an 07 at £415 tax sold for £24,750s.

A slightly suspect 22k mile 2005 SL350 hit the wall at just £22,000.

In contrast, a 37k mile 2004/54 Aston Martin DB9 managed a top provisional bid of £50,000, not far off where the books put it with nearly twice standard book mileage.

Older status cars, maximum VED £200, were suffering too, for example an 88k mile 2000X Jag S-Type 4.0 that didn’t sell to a top bid of £2,400.

More tax friendly cars are on the slippery slope, too, but not such a steep one, and there are some serious bargains around. An 82k mile 02/52 BMW 318iSE for £5,000, for instance.

Though hard to explain a pair of liquidated 12k mile 07/57 Vectra diesels, bid to just £5,800 and £6,200.

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.

Aston Martin DB9, 2005/54, 37k miles £50,000p
BMW 318i 2.0SE E46 man, 2002/52, 82k miles £5,000s
BMW 318i 2.0ES E90 man, 2006/55, 21k miles £11,500s
BMW 318i 2.0ES E90 auto, 2006/55, 22k miles £12,000s
BMW 320D ES Compact, 04 reg, 84k miles £5,750s
BMW 320D SE Touring auto, 2004/53, 64k miles £7,500s
BMW 520D SE, 06 reg, 84k miles £11,600s
BMW X3 2.0D SE, lthr, 05 reg, 29k miles, £13,200s
BMW X5 3.0D Sport auto, 02 reg, 45k miles £14,350p
Chrysler 300C 3.5V6 Touring, 07 reg, 10k miles n/w £11,600p
Chrysler Grand Voyager 2.8CRD, 05 reg, 85k n/w £16,700p
Citroen Saxo 1.6 VTR, Y reg, 62k miles n/w £1,350s
Daewoo Lanos 1.6 auto, VCAR, 1998S, MNW £150s
Daewoo Tacuma 1.6SE, 2003/53, 36k miles n/w £1,800s
FIAT Punto 90 ELX Cabrio, 1995M, 75k miles n/w £1,025s
Ford Fiesta 1.2SI 16v, 1998R, 21k miles n/w £400s
Ford Scorpio 2.3 Ghia X est auto, 1998R, 55k miles n/w £1,550s
Hyundai Coupe 2.7V6, 03 reg, 36k miles £5,100s
Jaguar S-Type 4.0V8 auto, 2000X, 88k miles £2,400n/s
Jaguar S-Type 2.7D V6 SE, 2005/54, 91k miles £7,550s
Jaguar Sovereign 4.0, 1994L, 28k miles n/w £825s
Jeep Grand Cherokee, 06 reg, 14k miles n/w £15,000s
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8, 07 reg, 20k miles n/w £18,500s
Mercedes C180K A/G manual, 43k miles £8,250s
Mercedes E270CDI Elegance, 2003/53, 66k miles £11,525p
Mercedes ML270CDI auto, 2004/54, 33k n/w £13,200s
Mercedes S320, 02 reg, 61k miles n/w £8,500n/s
Mercedes SL350, 2005/54, 22k miles n/w £22,000p
Mits Shogun 3.2 DI-D Field 5-dr, 05 reg, 21k miles £9,650s
Peugeot 1007 Dolce (scratches), 05 reg, 16k miles £2,900p
Peugeot 307 1.6HDI 110S, 2004/54, 59k miles £4,450
Renault Laguna 1.8RT Sport, 1998S, 78k miles n/w £775s
Rover 45 2.0TD IL 5-dr, 2001X, 53k miles £1,300s
SAAB 9000 CS 2.3 Anniversary, 1997R, 112k n/w £275s
Skoda Felicia 1.3 Classic, 2000X, MNW, £475s
Ssangyong Kyron 2.0S 4WD, 2006/56, 12k miles £7,200p
Ssangyong Rexton 270XDI, 06 reg, 20k miles £8,900p
Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120, 2005/55, 53k miles £5,350p
Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI (scratches), 2007/57, 11k miles £5,800p
Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120, 2007/57, 11k miles £6,200p
Vauxhall Omega 2.2DTI GLS, 03 reg, 132k n/w £1,775s
VW Passat TDI 90 GL, 1996P, 225k miles £275s
VW Passat TDI 140, satnav, 06 reg, 28k miles £12,050
VW Passat TDI 170 DSG, 07 reg, 13k miles £14,700
Volvo S40 1.8S, 2004/54, 36k miles £5,300s
Volvo V50 2.0D SE, 2004/54, 38k miles £9,000s
Volvo S60 D5SE manual, 72k miles £6,650s
Volvo XC90 D5185 auto. 07 reg, 11k miles £24,750s

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe in May

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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