Big Price Variations at Auction Today

Fri, 04 Jul 2008
It’s all about emissions and conditions now. Low emission cars in top condition are over book. High emission, tatty cars are going for buttons. High mileage, high emission, tatty cars are the kiss of death.

A 54 reg Volvo S40 2.0 S diesel was the cheapest I’ve ever seen at £3,900. As was the 04 reg BMW 745i at £10,600. And for a really nice cheap car you could not do much better than the 2000W Alfa 166 Super in the photo, sold for just £1,700.

But look at the list of prices and you’ll see how uneven both the bidding and the reserves were. If you’ve got the money it’s a great time to get down to the auctions and buy.

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 166 3.0V6 24v Super, 2000W, 46k miles £1,700s
Saudi A3 2/0TDI Sport, 2003/53, 104k miles £5,400s
BMW 320DSE 150bhp, 03 reg, 40k miles £8,600s
BMW 320iSE, 05 reg, 113k miles £9,300s
BMW 320iSE, 05 reg, 85k miles £8,450s
BMW 745i 4.4 SE, 04 reg, 71k miles £10,600s
Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.6i Desire, 05 reg, 47k miles £3,025s
Ford Focus 1.6LX, 1999T, 78k miles £1,275s
Ford Focus II 1.6LX, 05 reg, 51k miles £3,700s
Ford Focus II 2.0i Ghia, 05 reg, 42k miles £5,200s
Ford Focus II 1.8i Titanium, 07 reg, 5k miles £8,200s
Ford Mondeo1.8LX, 05 reg, 36k miles £3,000s
Ford Mondeo 2.2TDCI 155 Ghia, 2004/54, 80k miles £3,900s
Honda Civic 1.6SE facelift, 2004/54, 48k miles £3,000s
Honda Accord 2.2iCDTI Executive, 05 reg, 125k miles £4,800s
Honda Shuttle 2.3ES 6-seat auto, 1999T, 95k n/w £1,300s
LandRover Freelander 2.5V6 auto, Y reg, 51k n/w £2,100s
LandRover Freelander 2.0 TD4 5dr auto, 02 reg, 51k miles £3,500s
Lexus GS300 3.0SE, 1999T, 100k miles n/w £2,400s
Mazda 3 1.6TS, 05 reg, 48k miles £4,300s
Mazda 6 2.0TS2 CD126 estate, 05 reg, 120k miles £3,650s
Mercedes CLK 230K A/G coupe, 2000X, 97k miles £4,200s
MINI Cooper 1.6 auto, a/c, 06 reg, 29k miles £8,200s
MINI Cooper S convertible, 05 reg, 30k miles £11,700s
Mitsubishi 3000GT, Y reg, Miles Not Warranted, £2,050s
Nissan Pathfinder 2.5DCI SE, 2005/55, 101k miles £7,400s
Peugeot 206CC1.6 Allure, 2003/53, 39k miles £5,000s
Peugeot 307 1.4LX 5-dr, 2001/51, 47k miles £2,200s
Peugeot 307 2.0HDI 90S estate, 2003/53, 52k miles £3,725s
Peugeot 307 2.0HDI 90SE SW, 04 reg, 65k miles £3,825s
Renault Clio 1.2 16v Dynamique, 04 reg, 60k miles £2,600s
RenaultSport Clio 192, 2005/55, 46k miles £5,800s
Renault Laguna 1.9DCI 120 Extreme, 05 reg, 90k miles £2,950s
Renault Laguna 1.9DCI 120 Extreme, 05 reg, 57k miles £3,750s
Rover 75 2.0CDT Connoisseur, 200W, 102k n/w £1,750s
SAAB 9-3 1.9D Linear Sportwagon, 05 reg, 88k miles £4,200s
Toyota Corolla 1.6 T3 auto, 2005/55, 6k miles £7,000s
Toyota Avensis 2.0D-4D T3-S estate, 06 reg, 39k miles £7,250s
Vauxhall Corsa 1.0 Life, 02 reg, 76k miles £1,875s
Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 80 Life estate, 05 reg, 62k miles £3,800s
Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 80 Club estate, 2005/54, 85k miles £3,375s
Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Club, Y reg, 100k miles £1,250s
Vauxhall Zafira 2.2 Design, 03 reg, 44k miles £2,900s
Vauxhall Vectra 1.8 Life, 05 reg, 60k miles £3,250s
Vauxhall Vectra2.0DTI LS, 03 reg, 110k miles n/w £2,075s
VW Polo 1.2 Twist 3-dr, 05 reg, 26k miles £4,300s
VW Golf 1.9E SDI estate, 2004/53, Miles not Warranted £2,100s
Volvo S40 2.0D S, 2005/54, 119k miles £3,900s
Volvo V70 2.4D5 S auto, 04 reg, 53k miles £8,000s

July 2008 Auctions Coming Up

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe in July

Monday 7th July 10.00am start
Fleet Direct, Barclays Asset Finance, Lex, Motability Porsche 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 9th July 10.30 start
Wednesday Direct, Sytner p/x, Leaseplan live online, ALD Automotive, Lex, Jardine p/x, Black Horse, Multi Source, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x.

Thursday 10th July.
Light Commercials.

Friday 11th July 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, Lloyds TSB Autolease, Motability, Lex live online, Charters p/x, British Telecom Fleet live online, Vauxhall Leasing, Masterlease, Hitachi Capital live online, Multi-source, Eden Group, Inchcape p/x, Private Sure Sell.

Monday 14th July 10.00am start
Fleet Direct, Barclays Asset Finance, Lex, Porsche Retail 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 16th July 10.00am start
Wednesday Direct, Sytner p/x, Leaseplan live online, ALD Automotive, Lex, Jardine p/x, Black Horse, Multi Source, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x,.

Thursday 17th July.
Light Commercials

Friday 18th July 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, Lloyds TSB, Motability, Lex live online, Charters p/x, British Telecom Fleet live online, Vauxhall Leasing, Masterlease, Hitachi Capital live online, Multi-source, Eden Group, Inchcape p/x, Private Sure Sell.

Monday 21st July
Fleet Direct, Barclays Asset Finance, Lex, Motability, Porsche 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 23rd July 10.00am start
Wednesday Direct, Sytner p/x, Leaseplan live online, ALD Automotive, Lex, Jardine p/x, Black Horse, Multi Source, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x.

Thursday 24th July
Light Commercials

Friday 25th July 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, Lloyds TSB, Motability, Lex live online, Charters p/x, British Telecom Fleet live online, Masterlease, Hitachi Capital live online, Multi-source, Eden Group, Inchcape p/x, Private Sure Sell.

Monday 28th July 10.00am start
Fleet Direct, Barclays Asset Finance, Lex, Porsche Retail p/x, Mercedes Benz Retail p/x, TOP CAR, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Ridgeway VW p/x, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon p/x

Wednesday 30th July 10.00am start
Volvo, Wednesday Direct, Leaseplan, Sytner p/x, Lex, Jardine p/x, Black Horse, Multi Source, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x.

Thursday 30th July
Light Commercials

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 July). 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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