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Phenomenal Bargains at Auction Today

Fri, 24 Oct 2008
As Sterling crashes, oil goes up again and Britain officially falls into recession, prices of sports and luxury cars are taking a direct hit.

A Y reg Z3 sold for £4,450, a 2005/55 350Z Coupe for £10,400 and, starting at just £17m400 a 2006/56 Porsche Cayman 2.7 sold for £19,500.

What looked like three ex-Foxtons 2006/56 Mk II MINI Cooper 1.6s sold for £7,600 to £8,000.

And a fully loaded 2008/57 old Mercedes ML320CDI with 11k miles sold for £25,100, a drop of at least £15,000 on what it must have cost 9 months ago.

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.

Audi A3 2.0TDI 140 Sportback, 2005/55, 44k miles £7,200s
Audi A4 B6 TDI 130 Sport 6-speed, 2004/54, 121k miles £4,900s
Audi A4 B7 Avant 2.0TDI 140 SE, 2005/55, 40k miles £8,750s
Audi A4 B7 Avant 2.0TDI 140 S Line, 06 reg, 52k miles £10,300s
Audi A4 2.5TDI 163 Cabrio, 05 reg, 22k miles £9,700s
Audi TT II 3.2 quattro S-Tronic coupe, 07 reg, MNW, £19.700s
BMW 320D 150 SE, 04 reg, 68k miles £5,200s
BMW 320D 150 ES, 2004/54, 122k miles £3,800s
BMW 320D SE, 2005/55, 59k miles £9,100s
BMW Z3 2.2 roadster, import, Y reg, 35k miles n/w £4,450s
Ford Fiesta Style 1.2 5-dr, 2006/56, 15k miles £3,950s
Ford Focus 1.4LX Mk I, 05 reg, 60k miles £2,950s
Ford Focus 2.0TDCI 130 Zetec estate, 05 reg, 37k miles £4,500s
Ford Mondeo 3.0V6 ST220, 02 reg, 24k miles n/w £3,000
Honda Accord 2.0 VTEC Sport, 03 reg, 104k miles n/w £2,450s
Jaguar S-Type 2.7V6 SE auto, lthr, 2005/55, 24k miles £11,700s
LandRover Freelander 2.5V6 5-dr auto, Y reg, MNW £1,500s
LandRover Disco 3 2.7TDI auto 7-str, 2005/55, 24k miles £13,200s
Mercedes ML320CDI Sport, loaded, 2008/57, 12k miles £25,100s
MINI Cooper 1.6 convertible, 05 reg, 47k miles £7,000s
Mini Cooper I 1.6, 2005/55, 28k miles £5,800s
Mini Cooper II 1.6, 2006/56, 24k miles £7,600s
Mini Cooper II 1.6, 2006/56, 18k miles £7,900s
Mini Cooper II 1.6, 2006/56, 16k miles £8,000s
Nissan 350Z coupe, 2005/55, 32k miles £10,400s
Porsche Cayman 2.7, 2006/56, 20k miles £19,500s
Renault Scenic 1.9DCI Expression, 05 reg, 67k miles £3,250s
Renault Laguna 1.9DCI 130 expression, 2005/55, 66k miles £2,750s
Renault Espace 1.9DCI Authentique, 04 reg, 71k miles £2,750s
Skoda Superb 1.9TDI PD 105 CL, 06 reg, 65k miles n/w £5,700s
Ssangyong Rexton 270 XDI 7-st, lthr, 2005/55, 36k miles £5,400s
Toyota Avensis 2.0 D-4D Colour C, 05 reg, 88k miles £3,700s
Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 100CL estate, 2005/55, 12k miles, £4,700s
VW Golf 2.0SE estate, 2004/54, 67k miles £3,000s
VW Touran 1.9TDI PD, 2005/55, 56k miles £6,600s
VW Passat 1.9TDI PD Highline estate, 2005/55, 35k miles, £6,900s
VW Passat 1.9TDI 105, 2006/56, 26k miles £6,000s
Volvo XC90 2.9 T6 SE Geartronic, 2004/54, 35k miles £8,900s
Volvo XC90 D5 163SE Geartronic, 2005/55, 47k miles £13,200s

BCA Prestige direct link

Monday 27th October
Fleet and Finance, Motability Barclays Asset Finance, Lex Live Online, Porsche p/x, Mercedes Benz Retail p/x, TOP CAR SALE INCLUDES A RED FERRARI F430, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Ridgeway Group p/x, Hartwell p/x, Pendragon p/x, Franchised dealer p/x.

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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