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Tax Effect Starts to Settle At Auction Today

Wed, 07 May 2008
Next years big VED rises seem to have affected used car values both predictably and unpredictably.

Predictably, once the trade and the public started to catch on, values of big stuff dropped sharply, sometimes by as much as £5,000. Slightly less predicably, some of the public have been doing their sums and figuring that for a £5,000 saving they can afford to pay £440 a year tax for a few years. And, of course, as values of high CO2 Mercs and BMWs take a tumble, RHD export markets open up to them.

One thing that is for sure is that where the tax is easily calculated, low tax cars make good money. For example, today, a 65k mile 2000X old shape Honda Civic 1.4. Pre March 2001, and under 1,550cc, so just £120 tax for the next few years. It made a strong £1,975.

C1s, 107s and Aygos are 109g/km and down to just £20 tax a year from next year so Glass’s has valued them highly. Sure enough a 37k mile 2005/55 107 Urban made a strong £3,600. Not bad for a two and a half year old car originally sold for about £6,000 at a discount.

There’s not much value in £35 tax if a car is all but knackered. Yet an 82k mile 04 Fiesta 1.4TDCI still made £3,000.

On the other side of the coin an unwarranted mile 2003/53 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7 with special rumbly exhaust and bling wheels went out of the door for just £5,900. A cool loss of £30,000 on list over four and a half years.

That’s cheap. But at £440 tax a year and 15 miles to a fiver’s worth of juice, it may not have been cheap enough.

Unless there’s an export market.

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.

Audi A3 2.0TDI 140 Sportback, 05 reg, 92k miles £7,900s
Audi A4 2.0TDI 170 Avant Sptline, 2006/56, 15k miles £17,900p
Audi A6 1.9TDI Avant Final Ed, 05 reg, 102k miles £7,600p
Audi A6 2.0TDI SE, 05 reg, 12k miles £12,700p
Audi A6 2.7TDI M/tronic SE, satnav, 2006/56, 20k miles £16,800p
BMW 325i Sport Touring, 02 reg, 69k miles £8,100s
BMWM3 SMG coupe, 2004/54, 55k miles £16,000p
BMW 520i SE manual, cloth, 2004/54, 38k miles £9,100p
BMW 530D SE manual, 04 reg, 39k miles £11,000p
Chrysler Grand Voyager 3.3, 05 reg, 27k miles £10,500p
Ford Fiesta 1.4TDCI LX, 04 reg, 82k miles n/w £3,000s
Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style Climate, 06 reg, 17k miles n/w £4,150p
Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style Climate, 2007/56, 16k miles n/w £4,500p
Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style Climate, 2007/56, 12k miles n/w £4,650p
Ford Puma 1.7. 1999V, 35k miles £1,925s
Ford Mondeo ST220 Estate, 03 reg, 63k miles n/w £5,350s
Ford Galaxy 2.0TDCI Ghia, 2006/56, 12k miles n/w £13,200p
Honda Civic 1.4S, 2000X, 65k miles £1,975s
Honda CR-V 2.0i Sport, fl, 05 reg, 69k miles £6,800s
Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7 V8, 2003/53, MNW, £5,900s
Jaguar X-Type 2.0D SE, 04 reg, 68k miles £5,550p
LandRover Freelander 2.5V6 ES, 2002/52, 16k miles £3,450s
LandRover Disco III 2.7TD 7-st, 2006/56, 18k miles £18,400p
Mazda 6 2.0TS2 CD 136, 04 reg, 105k miles £3,800s
Mazda RX-8 192, 06 reg, 15k miles £9,500p
Mercedes SLK 350 auto, 2004/54, 70k miles £16,250p
Mercedes W210 E320 V6 Elegance, 2001/51, 49k miles £4,750p
Mercedes W210 E320CDI V6 A/G, 2001/Y, 95k miles £5,700s
Mercedes W211 E320CDI V6 A/G, 04 reg, 32k miles £10,200p
MINI Cooper 1.6 auto, 2002/51, 50k miles £5,450s
MINI Cooper 1.6, 2004/54, 28k miles £7,900s
Peugeot 107 Urban, a/c, 2004/54, 37k miles n/w £3,600s
Peugeot 207 1.6HDI 110 GT, 06 reg, 25k miles n/w £7,300p
Porsche Boxster 2.7, 2001Y, 46k miles, £11,200s
Porsche Boxster 2.7, 2006/55, 11k miles, £19,400p
Rover 75 2.0CDTI Conn Tourer, 05 reg, 32k miles £6,400p
SAAB 9-3 1.9D 150 Linear auto, 2006/55, 59k miles £6,600p
SAAB 9-3 1.9D 120 Vector, 06 reg, 26k miles £9,400p
Toyota Avensis 1.8 T4, 05 reg, 55k miles £5,000p
Vauxhall Corsa 1.2SXI 16v, 02 reg, 62k n/w £2,600s
Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120 L, 04 reg, 51k miles £4,400s
VW Passat 2.0TDI 140 2007/56, 14k miles £8,800p

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe in May

Thursday 8th May 10.00am start
Light Commercials

Friday 9th May 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Motability, Lex live online, Multi-source, British Telecom Fleet live online, Peugeot Motor Co., Masterlease, Hitachi Capital, Eden Group, Inchcape p/x, Charters p/x, Private Sure Sell.

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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