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Very Cheap Cars At Auction Today

Wed, 21 May 2008
284g/km CO2 and £440 tax next year did for this 90k mile 2004/53 RX-8 231. Mind you, 90k miles may also have had something to do with it. The car sold for just £5,300.

Mega miles (151,587 of them) saw a 2005/55 Passat TDI 105 sell for £6,000. An 82k mile 2004/54 Mercedes C200CDI auto estate went for £8,100. A 61k mile 2003/53 C180K auto estate sold for £6,000. Even an E90 BMW 318d ES with 61k miles only fetched £9,900. And top bid for a year old 10k mile E92 325iSE coupe was only £21,000, £2k short of trade book.

But some traders are not yet fully aware of the retrospective CO2 taxing of everything from March 2001 that will see the tax on some cars more than double to £440. They are marking down the obvious victims, like Cayennes, Touaregs and Range Rovers. But not everything. And that may reflect that the penny has not dropped for many members of the public.

Meanwhile there was a bit of fishing going on to try to up the prices of small, reasonably low CO2 cars like Fiestas and Corsas. The hammer may have come down, but, hand on heart I would not swear that an 07 Corsa 1.2SXI actually sold for £6,700, even though that’s still £600 short of trade book. And why would an 07 Fiesta be worth £1,300 more than an 07/56 with the same mileage?


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 1.8SE, 03 reg, 41k miles £5,300s
Audi S3 1.8 quattro, 2000W, 109k miles £4,800s
BMW E90 318D ES, 06 reg, 61k miles £9,900s
BMW E90 320D SE, 05 reg, 82k miles £10,200s
BMW E90 318D SE, 07 reg, 14k miles £14,900p
BMW E92 325i SE Coupe manual, 07 reg, 10k miles £21,000p
BMW 520i 2.2SE manual, 2004/54, 38k miles £9,000p
Ford Ka 1.3 ohc 70 Luxury, 2003/53, 26k miles £2m825s
Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style Climate 3-dr, 2007/56, 13k miles £4,900p
Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style Climate 3-dr, 2007/56, 12k miles £5,000p
Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style Climate 3-dr, 07 reg, 12k miles £6,200s
Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style Climate 3-dr, 07 reg, 8k miles £6,250s
Ford Focus II 1.6 TI-VCT Zetec, 05 reg, 97k miles £3,400p
Ford Mondeo TDCI 115 LX, 2004/54, 70k miles £3,550s
Hyundai Elantra 2.0CDX, 2001/51, 65k miles £950s
Jaguar X-Type 2.0D Classic, 05 reg, 87k miles £5,200s
LandRover Disco 3 2.7TDV6 auto, 2006/56, 19k miles £24,800p
Maserati 4.2 GT Spider F1, 20003/53, 23k miles £21,800p
Mazda RX-8 192, 06 reg, 5k miles £9,800p
Mazda RX-8 231, 2004/53, 90k miles £5,300s
Mercedes C200 1.8K Eleg est auto, 2003/53, 61k miles £6,000
Mercedes C200 CDI Classic est auto, 2004/54, 61k miles £8,100s
Mercedes SL500, 03 reg, 39k miles n/w £34,450p
MG ZT 4.6 V8 260 SE man. 2004/53, 29k miles £6,550p
Mitsubishi 3000GT coupe, 1995M, 109k miles £2,900s
Nissan Primera 1.8S, 03 reg, 65k miles n/w £2,450p
Peugeot 307 SW 1.6HDI 110 5-str, 06 reg, 48k miles £6,200p
Peugeot 406 1.8LX, 1996N, MNW £280s
Porsche Cayenne 4.5S, 2005/55, 27k miles n/w £24,750p
Range Rover Sport 2.7TDV6, 05 reg, 35k miles £26,400p
Range Rover 3.6TDV8, 2006/56, 6k miles £37,900p
Range Rover 3.6TDV8, 07 reg, 7k miles £38,200p
Rover 75 2.5V6 Connoisseur man, 2000W, 63k miles £1,300s
Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur man, 02 reg, 52k miles £2,250p
SAAB 900i 2.0SE Talledega conv, 1998R, 93k miles £2,275p
SAAB 9-3 2.0T Aero, 05 reg, 111k miles £5,100s
SEAT Leon 1.6SX, 2004/54, 50k miles £4,250s
Toyota Prius II T3, 05 reg, 56k miles £7,400p
Vauxhall Corsa 1.2SXI 16v 3-dr, 07 reg, 10k miles £6,250p
Vauxhall Corsa 1.2SXI 16v 3-dr, 07 reg, 11k miles £6,250p
Vauxhall Corsa 1.2SXI 16v 3-dr, 07 reg, 15k miles £6,400p
Vauxhall Corsa 1.2SXI 16v 3-dr, 07 reg, 15k miles £6,700s
VW Passat TDI 105, 2005/55, 152k miles £6,000s
VW Touareg 2.5TDI auto, satnav, 06 reg, 54k miles £17,200s
Volvo XC90 T6 Geartronic, 2005/55, 19k miles, £15,200p

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe in May

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.

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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.

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