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Further Huge Falls at Auction Today

Mon, 27 Oct 2008
Remember the photo from the 1929 Recession of the man trying to sell his brand new Buick in the street for $100.

It was a bit like that at auction today. Prices were dropping faster than the Pound Sterling.

Porsches for peanuts, from just £5,950. A new model Mazda MX-5 1.8 Option Pack for £6,200. A year old Honda Legend at less than half price. Honda Civic 2.2i CDTIs from just £6,000. Even a Maybach 57 for £20 under trade book.

I noted so many today I’ve had to break the list up to make it readable.

Yet, as always, there were exceptions. A 24k mile 2002/53 Toyota Yaris 1.3CDX auto sold for a huge £3,650. And a pair of the latest Smart Fortwo cabrios, for seemingly indecent money, but they may have had some Smart dealer support.

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. Extras like ‘lthr’ and ‘sat’ are specified when they are not standard.

Alfa 159 1.9JTDM Turismo, 2007/56, 32k miles £9,100s
Alfa 159 1.9JTDM Lusso, 2007/57, 16k miles £11,600s

Audi A3 1.9TDI 105 Special Ed, 2006/56, 23k miles £7,900s
Audi A3 2.0TDI 140 Sportback, 2005/55, 75k miles £6,925s
Audi A3 2.0TDI 140 Sportback, 2007/57, 9k miles £10,400s
Audi A4 B6 3.0V6 Multi Cabrio, 04 reg, 51k miles £8,100p
Audi S4 B7 4.2 quattro Cabrio, 2006/56, 29k miles £17,400s
Audi S4 B7 4.2 quattro Cabrio, 2006/56, 17k miles £19,600s
Audi A6 1.9TDI 1340 Avant, 2002/52, 115k miles £3,000s
Audi A6 2,0TDI SE, 05 reg, 121k miles £6,150s
Audi A6 2.7TDI quattro auto, 2005/55, 25k miles £13,500s
Audi Allroad 3.0TDI, 07 reg, 31k miles £20,000p
Audi Q7 3.0TDI S Line, sat, lthr, 07 reg, 17k miles £27,100p

BMW 120D Sport, 05 reg, 62k miles £7,500s
BMW 120D SE, 05 reg, 66k miles £7,900s
BMW 318CI 2.0 SE convertible, 2004/54, 45k miles £8,650s
BMW 318iES, 06 reg, 25k miles £8,500s
BMW 318iES, 2006/56, 13k miles £9,150s
BMW 320i 2.0SE E90 auto, 2005/55, 67k miles £7,900s
BMW 320D ES 150 Touring, 2004/54, 70k miles £5,200s
BMW 320D SE E46, 05 reg, 85k miles £7,500s
BMW 320D SE E90, 2005/55, 70k miles £11,000s
BMW 320CD 2.0SE Coupe 2005/55, 50k miles £7,650s
BMW 320CI 2.2 Sport convertible auto, 2005/55, 11k miles £13,000s
BMW 330CI SE Coupe auto, 2000X, 64k miles £3,875s
BMW 520D SE auto, 2005/55, 68k miles £10,600s
BMW 520D SE, 2005/55, 58k miles £10,150s
BMW 530D SE auto, 2003/53, 64k miles £8,900s
BMW X5 3.0D Sport, lthr, sat, 05 reg, 33k miles £16,200s
BMW X5 3.0D Sport, lthr, 2005/55, 28k miles £15,150s
BMW X5 3.0D Sport, lthr, 2005/55, 21k miles £15,850s
BMW 730DSE, 2005/55, 31k miles £15,500s

Chevrolet Lacetti 1.6SX SW, 2005/55, 3k miles £3,375s

Citroen C5 2.0HDI 136 Exclusive, 06 reg, 32k miles £5,250s

Ferrari F360 Modena, 2002/52, 13k miles £44,000p
Ferrari F430 coupe, 06 reg, 4k miles n/w, £77,000p

Ford Fiesta 1,2 Style 5-dr, 2006/56, 19k miles, £4,400s
Ford Focus 1.6TDCI 90 LX 5-dr, 05 reg, 46k miles £4,500s
Ford Focus 1.6TDCI 110 LX estate, 05 reg, 43k miles £3,650s
Ford Focus 1.6TDCI 110 Zetec, 2005/55, 43k miles £5,300s
Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 115 LX estate, 2003/53, 112k miles £1,600s
Ford Mondeo 2.2TDCI 155 ST, 2005/55, 90k miles £5,000s

Honda Jazz 1.4 I-DSI SE, 2005/55, 17k miles £5,100s
Honda Civic 2.2iCDTI Sport, 2006/56, 64k miles £6,000s
Honda Civic 2.2iCDTI Sport, 2006/56, 52k miles £6,650s
Honda Civic 2.2iCDTI EX 2006/56, 41k miles £7,900s
Honda Civic 2.2iCDTI EX 2006/56, 33k miles £8,000s
Honda Legend 3.5 VTEC, sat, lthr, 2007/57, 5k miles £15,500s

Jaguar X-Type 2.2V6 S, 2004/54, 139k miles £2,550s
Jaguar X-Type 2.0D Classic, 2005/55, 52k miles £4,850s
Jaguar X-Type 2.0D SE, 2004/53, 56k miles £5,750s
Jaguar X-Type 2.2D Sport estate, 06 reg, 13k miles £10,650s
Jaguar XKR 4.2 SC convertible, 03 reg, 60k miles £14,700s

Lamborghini Gallardo 5.0 autoclutch, 04 reg, 19k miles £58,000p

LandRover Freelander 2.2TD4, 2005/55, 67k miles £4,500s
LandRover Freelander 2 2.2D, 07 reg, 20k miles £11,600s
LandRover Disco 3 2.7TD auto 7str, 05 reg, 33k miles £12,200s

Lexus LS430, 04 reg, 66k miles, £11,300p

Maserati Quattroporte 4.2 autoclutch, 2005/55, 17k n/w £29,000p

Maybach 57 5.5, 05 reg, 37k miles £80,000 (sold post sale)

Mazda 2 1.6 Sport, 2004/53, 32k miles £3,050s
Mazda MX-5 1.8 Option pack, 06 reg, 10k miles £6,200s

Mercedes B150SE, CVT auto, 06 reg, 34k miles £9,600s
Mercedes C220CDI Spt Cpe, Evo pano, 2005/55, 26k miles £10,450s
Mercedes C220CDI Spt Cpe, auto, 2005/55, 49k miles £10,300s
Mercedes C180K Avant Gard, 2006/56, 15k miles £8,700s
Mercedes SLK 230K auto, 2000W, 66k miles £5,350s
Mercedes SLK 200K manual, 04 reg, 34k miles £12,200p
Mercedes W124 E320 Coupe, 1996P, 59k miles n/w £1,800s
Mercedes W211 E55AMG, 2003/53, 52k miles £15,400p
Mercedes W211 E240 Elegance, 2004/53, 23k miles £9,900s
Mercedes W211 E280 CDI Avant Gard, 2005.55, 36k miles £13,900s
Mercedes ML500, 2002/52, 34k miles £4,500s
Mercedes ML 280CDI V6 Sport auto, 06 reg, 26k miles £18.200p
Mercedes CL500, 2004/53, 93k miles n/w £9,700s
Mercedes SL350, 2005/55, 22k miles £22,600s
Mercedes SL500, 2003/52, 19k miles £19,500s
Mercedes SL500, 2004/54, sat, 50k miles £19,400s
Mercedes SL500, 05 reg, sat, 22k miles £19,900s
Mercedes SL55 AMG, 03 reg, 29k miles n/w £24,200s

MINI One Mk I 1.6 CVT auto, alloys, s/r, 02 reg, 41k miles £4,450s
MINI One Mk I 1.6, 06 reg, 29k miles £5,600s
MINI Cooper 1.6, 2006/56, 15k miles £7,950s

Mits Shogun Sport 2.5, 05 reg, 21k miles £4,200s
Mits Shogun 3.2 D-ID 5-dr auto, 102k miles £5,250s

Nissan X-Trail 2.2DCI 136 SVE satnav, 05 reg, 30k miles £6,250s
Nissan X-Trail 2.0DCI 175 Aventura, 2007/57. 7k miles £13,500p

Peugeot 206SW 1.6XSI estate, 04 reg, 55k miles £3,250s
Peugeot 307 2.0HDI 90 S 5-dr, 2004/54, 102k miles £2,000s
Peugeot 407 2.0HDI 136 SE, 2004/54, 99k miles £3,050s
Peugeot 407 SW 1.6HDI 110SE, sat, 2005/55, 34k miles £4,800s

Porsche Boxster 986 2.5 Tip, 1998S, 75k miles £5,950s
Porsche Boxster 987 2.7 Tip, 05 reg, 15k miles £16,100p
Porsche Cayman 2.7, 2006/56, 21k miles n/w £20,000s
Porsche Cayman 2.7, 2006/56, 12k miles £21,000s
Porsche 911 997 3.8 CS coupe Tip, sat, 2005/55, 17k miles £35,900s
Porsche 911 997 3.8 CS conv Tip, sat, 2005/55, MNW £38,000p
Porsche 911 996 3.4 C4 conv + h/t, Y reg, 50k miles £14,500p
Porsche 911 997 3.6 coupe, satnav, 2006/56, 12k miles £30,100p
Porsche 911 997 3.6 coupe, satnav, 2006/56, 10k miles £36,000
Porsche Cayenne 4.5S, 2006/55, 32k miles n/w £15.900s

Range Rover Sport 4.4SC, satnav, 2005/55, 24k miles £18,500s
Range Rover Sport 2.7TDV6, satnav, 2005/55, 30k miles £23,100s

Renault Megane 1.6VVTI Dyn Est auto, 2004/54, 41k miles £2,450s
Renault Megane 1.9DCI 130 CC Priv, 2005/55, 28k miles £6,000s
Renault Scenic 1.9DCI Privilege, 2004/54, 65k miles £3,600s

SAAB 9-3 1.9D 150 Vector, 05 reg, 57k miles £4,900s

Skoda Fabia 1.2, 07 reg, 385 miles only £5,375s
Skoda Octavia 1.9TDI Elegance, 05 reg, 55k miles £4,850s

Smart Fortwo 1.0 Passion conv, 2007/57, 9k miles £7,750s
Smart Fortwo 1.0 Passion conv, 2007/57, 7k miles £8,000s

Toyota Yaris 1.3CDX auto, 2002/52, 24k miles £3,650s
Toyota Avensis 2.0D-4D T3-S, 04 reg, 77k miles £4,000s
Toyota Prius II T-Spirit, 05 reg, 67k miles £7,450s

TVR Tuscan 4.0R, 04 reg, 13k miles n/w £22,000p

Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 80 Club, 05 reg, 61k miles £3,600s
Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 100SX, 2005/55, 79k miles £3,750s
Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 100SX, 2005/55, 45k miles £4,850s
Vauxhall Astra 1.9CDTI 120 Design est, 05 reg, 92k miles £3,000s
Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 150, 2005/55, 47k miles £4,000s

VW Golf IV 1,0TDI PD 150 3-dr, 02 reg, 79k miles £3,575s
VW Golf 2.0T 200 GTI DSG, 2005/55, 28k miles £10,550s
VW Passat 1.9TDI PD estate, 04 reg, 119k miles £2,775s
VW Passat 1.9TDI 105, 2006/56, 22k miles £6,550s
VW Passat 2.0TDI 140, 2005/55, 54k miles £5,500s
VW Phaeton 3.2V6 SE, 04 reg, 50k miles £8,100p

Volvo XC70 2.4D5 SE Geartronic, 2008/57, 4k miles £16,500s
Volvo XC90 2.4D5 SE Geartronic, 2004/54, 72k miles £9,550s

BCA Prestige direct link

Remaining BCA Blackbushe Sales in October

Wednesday 29th October 10.00am start
Fleet and Finance, Sytner p/x Live Online, Leaseplan Live Online, Lex Live Online, Jardine p/x, Black Horse, Masterlease Live Online, Multi Source, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x,

Thursday 30th October
Light Commercials. Lex, Masterlease, Lloyds TSB, ex rental, Fleet direct, BT Fleet, Royal Mail, ING, Hitachi, Peugeot.

Friday 31st October 10.00am start
Lloyds TSB Live Online, Masterlease, Motability, Fleet and Finance, Charters p/x, Lex Live Online, Hitachi CVS Live Online, Leaseplan, 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 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:

For BCA online auctions go to Two types of sale: Live Online and Open Tender. These are only available to BCA MyBCA Loyalty Card holders.

BMW group sales at BCA

BCA's exclusive Commercial Auction View service at

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 (

For future police sales at West Oxfordshire Motor Auctions. Visit, 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:


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