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SLK for £3,650 at Auction Today

Fri, 01 Aug 2008
Now that realism is finally permeating dealer groups, fleets and private vendors, cars are selling again at auction, but at much lower levels than anyone would have predicted a year ago.

The SLK in the photo was a 97P, so eleven years old, and had done 111k miles, but £3,650 is unheard of money for these cars. About what, in the recent past, you’d have paid for a same age MX-5.

In the Sure Sell section a respectable enough 97P Volvo V70 T5 with 179k miles sold for just £550. A 73k mile 2000W Jag XK8 3.2 was a huge amount of car for £2,400, and still only £200 tax next year. A 98S NBW 728i sold for £1,500.

But they weren’t all cheap. An 07 BMW 320i E93 Coupe Convertible was reserved at £24,000, yet bid on to sell for £25,000 to an independent retailer. So there’s still money to be made from people with plenty of real cash in the bank.

Here’s the list. As usual, ‘s’ means sold. ‘p’ means top provisional bid, ‘pc’ means provisional, but close. ‘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.

Sure Sell Private Vendor Cars:

Audi A4 1.9TDI 100SE 4-dr, 2002/52, 89k miles £3,850p
BMW 330CI Convertible auto, 03 reg, 35k miles £10,450s
BMW 540i 4.4 E39 auto, 1997R, 201k miles £1,750p
BMW 728i auto, 1998S, 107k miles £1,500s
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.0i Classic, 03 reg, 71k miles £1,400p
Chrysler Voyager 2.4LX, Y reg, 57k miles £2,500p
FIAT Punto 1.2ELX 5-dr, 1001XZ, 65k miles £1,500s
Ford Ka 1.3 ohc 70, 04 reg, 84k miles £1,325p
Ford Cougar 2.5 V6 auto, 2000V, 114k miles £450p
Mazda 6 2.0 Katano, 2006/56, 9k miles £5,600p
Mazda MX-6 2.5GT coupe auto, 1996N, 85k miles £350p
Mercedes CLK320 A/G Convertible, 82k miles £6,650s
Nissan Micra 1.2S 3-dr, 2003/53, 22k miles £2,050s
Renault Scenic 1.6 Dynamique, 2003/53, 40k miles £2,750pc
Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 16v Comfort, 02 reg, 29k miles n/w £1,575s
Vauxhall Vectra 2.0CD 16v, 1999T, 69k miles n/w £500p
VW Passat 1.9TDI 100. 04 reg, 107k miles £2,950n/s
VW Sharan 2.0 GL, 1997R, 123k miles, £900s
Volvo V70 2.3T5 CD auto, 1997P 179k miles, £550s

Ex-fleet and dealer part exchanges:

Audi A3 2.0TDI 140 quattro S-Line, 2005/55, 77k miles £8,200p
Audi A4 2.0TDI 140 S-Line, 2006/56, 36k miles £12,700s
Audi A4 2.0TDI 170 SE Avant, 07 reg, 15k miles £15.100p
BMW 320 2.0 CD Sport coupe, 2005/54, 80k miles £9,100s
BMW 320 2.0 SE Coupe Convertible, 07 reg, 14k miles £25,000s
BMW M3 3.2 coupe, 04 reg, 53k miles £14,000p
BMW Z3 2.0i Roadster, 2000W, 53k miles £5,800s
Citroen Xsara 1.6 Desire, 03 reg, 50k miles £1,250s
Ford Ka 1.3 ohc 70, 02 reg, 33k miles £1,500s
Jaguar X-Type 2.0D Classic, 2005/55, 102k miles £4,900p
Jaguar X-Type 2.0D Sport, 2005/55, 97k miles £5,500s
Jaguar X-Type 2.5V6 Sport estate, 2004/54, 55k miles £3,900p
Jaguar S-Type 2.5V6 Sport, 2005/54, 20k miles £8,500p
Jaguar S-Type 3.0V6 Sport, 05 reg, 41k miles £9,000p
Jaguar S-Type 2.7D V6 Sport, 2004/54, 61k miles £8,900p
Jaguar XJ8 3.2 auto, 2000W, 73k miles n/w £2,400s
Jaguar XJ8 3.2 S auto, 2003/53, 58k miles n/w £7,250p
LandRover Freelander 2.0TD4 3-dr, 2005/54, 83k miles £3,500s
Mazda RX-8 231, lthr, 05 reg, 26k miles £7,400p
Mercedes C270CDI A/G auto, 2004/54, 29k miles, £10,250p
Mercedes C220CDI A/G auto, 2005/55, 85k miles, £8,100s
Mercedes SLK 230K auto, 1997P, 111k miles n/w £3,650s
Mercedes SLK 230K auto, 2000W, 38k miles £7,400s
MINI Cooper 1.6, 2004/54, 37k miles £7,400p
Renault Grand Scenic 1.9DCI Exp. 2006/55, 20k miles £5,750s
Rover 75 2.0 CDT Classic SE, 03 reg, 54k miles, £2,450s
SAAB 9-3 2.0t Vector convertible, 04 reg, 57k miles £7,000p
Toyota Corolla 2.0D-4D T3, 2002/52, 94k miles £2,600p
Toyota Celica 1.8 T-Sport, 2004/54, 46k miles £6,650s
Toyota RAV-4 2.0NRG auto 3-dr, 1999T, 71k miles £1,250p
Vauxhall Corsa 1.2SXI 80 3-dr, 05 reg, 9k miles £4,000s
Vauxhall Corsa 1.2SXI 80 3-dr, 06 reg, 14k miles £4,650s
Vauxhall Corsa 1.4SXI 16v 3-dr, 2004/54, 43k miles £3,200s
Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI Club estate, 05 reg, 85k miles £3,400s
VW Beetle 1.6 convertible, 2005/55, 27k miles £7,800p

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe in August

Monday 4th August 10.00am start
Fleet and Finance, Motability Barclays Asset Finance, Lex, Porsche p/x, Mercedes Benz Retail p/x, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Ridgeway VW p/x, Hartwell p/x, Pendragon p/x, Franchised dealer p/x.

Wednesday 6th August 10.30 start
Fleet and Finance, Sytner p/x live online, Leaseplan live online, Lex, Jardine p/x, Black Horse, Masterlease live online, Multi Source, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x.

Thursday 7th August.
Light Commercials.

Friday 8th August 10.00am start
Lloyds TSB live online, Masterlease live online, Motability, Fleet and Finance, Charters p/x, ALD Automotive, Lex live online, Hitachi CVS live online, Leaseplan, Multi-source, Eden Group, Inchcape p/x, Private Sure Sell.

Monday 11th August 10.00am start
Fleet and Finance, Motability Barclays Asset Finance, Lex, Porsche p/x, Mercedes Benz Retail p/x, TOP CAR, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Ridgeway VW p/x, Hartwell p/x, Pendragon p/x, Franchised dealer p/x.

Wednesday 13th August 10.00am start
Fleet and Finance, Sytner p/x live online, Leaseplan live online, Lex, Jardine p/x, Black Horse, Masterlease live online, Multi Source, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x,

Thursday 14th August.
Light Commercials

Friday 15th August 10.00am start
Lloyds TSB live online, Leaseplan, Motability, Lex live online, Fleet and Finance, Charters p/x, British Telecom Fleet live online, Vauxhall Leasing live online, Masterlease live online, Hitachi CVS live online, Multi-source, Eden Group, Inchcape p/x, Private Sure Sell.

Monday 18th August
Fleet and Finance, Motability Barclays Asset Finance, Lex, Porsche p/x, Mercedes Benz Retail p/x, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Ridgeway VW p/x, Hartwell p/x, Pendragon p/x, Franchised dealer p/x.

Wednesday 20th August 10.00am start
Fleet and Finance, Sytner p/x live online, Leaseplan live online, Lex, Jardine p/x, Black Horse, Masterlease live online, Multi Source, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x,

Thursday 21st August
Light Commercials

Friday 22nd August 10.00am start
Lloyds TSB live online, Masterlease live online, Motability, Fleet and Finance, Charters p/x, ALD Automotive, Lex live online, Hitachi CVS live online, Leaseplan, Multi-source, Eden Group, Inchcape p/x, Private Sure Sell.

Monday 25th August 10.00am start
Fleet and Finance, Motability Barclays Asset Finance, Lex, Porsche p/x, Mercedes Benz Retail p/x, TOP CAR, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Ridgeway VW p/x, Hartwell p/x, Pendragon p/x, Franchised dealer p/x.

Wednesday 27th August 10.00am start
Fleet and Finance, Sytner p/x live online, Leaseplan live online, Lex, Jardine p/x, Black Horse, Masterlease live online, Multi Source, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x,

Thursday 29th August
Light Commercials

Friday 30th August
Lloyds TSB live online, Leaseplan, Motability, Lex live online, Fleet and Finance, Charters p/x, British Telecom Fleet live online, Vauxhall Leasing live online, Masterlease live online, Hitachi CVS live online, Multi-source, Eden Group, Inchcape p/x, 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 August). 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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