Auction Prices Now Close to Rock Bottom

Fri, 14 Nov 2008
It’s about as rocky on the bottom as it gets at auction, and I guess today’s victim could have been a 101k mile 06 reg Mercedes ML280CDI Sport that, judging by the exhaust fumes, someone had filled with petrol. They had to get it out of the hall before everyone succumbed to the fumes.

Bids kicked off at just £12k, but then a bit of a battle ensued, and someone with an intimate knowledge of common rail diesel injection systems (or not) eventually bought it for £16k.

The opposite extreme was a 2005/55 and therefore three-year-old Toyota Aygo 1.0 5-door with 26k miles. The car everyone now wants because it will be just £20 tax next year. That sold for a hefty £4,200, so had only lost about £1,000 a year.

There will be a lot more de-fleeted 2005/55 reg cars over the next few weeks. Then suddenly it will all stop because the fleets have got rid of their surplus 3-year-old stock. So if you’re looking for an ex-fleet auction bargain, and you’ve still got some cash stuffed in the mattress, you’d be smart to get out there.

We’re getting very close to the point where prices can’t drop much lower and will inevitably start rising again.

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 2.0TDIquattro S-Line, 2005/55, 56k miles £8,900s
Audi A3 1.9TDI Sportback, 2005/55, 105k miles £9,950s
Audi A4 1.9TDI 115 SE Avant, 2004/54, 52k miles £5,975s
Audi A4 2.0TDI 140 SE Multitronic, 05 reg, 37k miles £8,100s
Audi A6 2.0TDI SE, 05 reg, 117k miles £5,700s
Audi A6 2.0TDI SE, 05 reg, 90k miles £6,400s
Audi A6 2.7TDI SE estate, 05 reg, 61k miles £10,400s

BMW 120D Sport, 2005/55, 73k miles £7,600s
BMW 320D 150 ES Touring, 04 reg, 100k miles £4,100s
BMW 330D Sport auto, 04 reg, 91k miles £6,800s
BMW E90 320D SE, 2005/55, 137k miles £6,450s
BMW E90 320D ES, 2005/55, 43k miles £8,900s

Chrysler Voyager 2.5CRD SE, 05 reg, 35k miles £5,200s

Ford Ka 1.3 70 Style x 3, 2007/57, 5k - 6k miles £3,700
Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style Climate, 2007/57, 13k miles £4,600s
Ford Focus I 1.6 Ghia, 2002/51, 62k miles £1,800s
Ford Focus II 1.6 Sport, 2005/55, 52k miles £4,175s
Ford Focus II 1.6TDCI 90 LX estate, 2005/55, 113k miles £2,400s
Ford Focus II 1.6TDCI 110 Zetec, 2005/55, 30k miles £4,900s
Ford Focus II 2.0TDCI 136 Tit est, 2005/55, 102k miles £3,375s
Ford Focus III 1.6 Zetec 3-dr, 08 reg, 9k miles £7,000s
Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 115 LX, 2005/55, 69k miles £2,925s
Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 115 LX estate, 2005/55, 85k miles £3,300s

Honda Jazz 1.4 I-DSI SE, 2005/55, 52k miles £4,325s
Honda Jazz 1.4 I-DSI Sport, 2005/55, 18k miles £5,950s

Honda Accord 2.2iCDTI Exec estate, 2005/55, 107k miles £4,175s
Honda Accord 2.2iCDTI Sport, 2005/55, 47k miles £5,400s

Jaguar X-Type 2.0D Classic estate, 2004/54, 32k miles £5,600s
Jaguar X-Type 2.0D Classic 4-dr, 2005/55, 107k miles £3,350s
Jaguar X-Type 2.0D Sport 4-dr, 2005/55, 59k miles £5,800s

LandRover Disco III 2.7TDV6, 2005/55, 51k miles £11,800s

Lexus LS460 SE, 2006/56, 16k miles £26,000p
Lexus LS460 SE-L, 2007/56, 33k miles £26,900p

Mazda 3 1.6TS 4-dr saloon, 2005/55, 25k miles £4,200s
Mazda 6 2.0TS 5-dr auto, 03 reg, 29k miles £3,100s

Mercedes C220 CDI Classic auto, 05 reg. 105k miles £6,200s
Mercedes C220 CDI A/G est man, 2005/55. 107k miles £6,000s
Mercedes ML 280CDI Sport, 06 reg, 101k miles £16,000s

MINI One 1.4D, 2005/55, 63k miles £5,625s

Mits Shogun 3.2 DI-D Elegance auto, 2005/55, 38k miles £9,000s

Nissan X-Trail 2.5 Sport CVT, o4 reg, 30k miles £3,500s

Peugeot 206 1.4 16v SE, a/c, 2004/54, 41k miles £3,200s
Peugeot 307 1.6HDI 110 XSI 5-dr, 2004/54, MNW £2,675s
Peugeot 307 1.6HDI 90 S 5-dr, 2005/55, 32k miles £4,000s

Range Rover Sport 2.7TDV6, 2006/56, 30k miles £19,400s
Range Rover Sport 2.7TDV6 HSE, 2006/56, 33k miles £24,400s

Renault Clio 1.2 Campus, 2005/55, 28k miles £3,025s
Renault Scenic 1.6VVT Privilege, 05 reg, 38k miles £3,000s
Renault Laguna 1.0DCI 130 Dynamic, 2005/55, 97k miles £2,725s

Skoda Octavia 1.9TDI Elegance, 2004/54, 129k miles £2,950s

Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.0TD XL 5-dr, 06 reg, 60k miles £4,700s
Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.0i 16v, 08 reg, 2k miles £8,100s

Toyota Aygo 1.0VVT-I 5-dr, 2005/55, 27k miles £4,200s
Toyota Corolla 1.6VVTI T-Spirit, 03 reg, 53k miles £3,200s
Toyota Avensis 2.0D-4D T4, 05 reg, 112k miles £3,625s
Toyota Avensis 2.0D-4D T3-S estate, 2005/55, 112k miles £3,325s
Toyota Prius II T3, 05 reg, 67k miles £7,000s

Vauxhall Corsa D 1.2 Life, 2007/57, 14k miles £5,200s
Vauxhall Astra 1.7DTI LS, 2003/53, 118k miles £1,725s
Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 80 Life, 2004/54, 35k miles £4,000s
Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 80 SXI estate, 05 reg, 122k miles £2,950s
Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 100 Design, 05 reg, 74k miles £3,700s
Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Design Easytronic, 05 reg, 36k miles £3,600s
Vauxhall Zafira B 2.2 Design, 06 reg, 48k miles £4,950s
Vauxhall Vectra 2.0DTI LS estate, 04 reg, 113k miles £1,800s
Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120 L estate, 2005/55, 74k miles £3,300s
Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120 L 4-dr, 06 reg, 48k miles £4,250s

VW Beetle 1.9TDI, 2005/54, 71k miles £4,950s
VW Golf 1.9SDI E 5-dr, 2003/53, 101k miles £2,325s
VW Golf 2.0GT TDI 5-dr, 04 reg, 52k miles £6,400s
VW Golf Plus 1.9TDI, 2005/55, 51k miles £5,000s
VW Passat 2.0FSI SE, 2006/55, 98k miles £4,200s
VW Sharan 2.8VV6 Carat 4WD, 05 reg, 72k miles £3,950s
VW Caravelle 2.5TDI, 06 reg, 147k miles £8,550s
VW Caravelle 2.5TDI, 06 reg, 110k miles £10,000s

Volvo S60 D5 185 SE man, 2005/55, 107k miles £4,250s
Volvo V70 2.0T SE estate man, 2005/55, 38k miles £6,725s

BCA Prestige direct link www.bca-europe.com/prestige


Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe in November

Monday 17th November
Fleet Direct, Motability Lex Live Online, Porsche p/x, Mercedes Benz Retail p/x, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Ridgeway VW p/x, Hartwell p/x, Pendragon p/x, Colbornes Group p/x, Franchised dealer p/x, Multi-Source

Wednesday 19th November 10.00am start
Wednesday Direct, Sytner p/x Live Online, Leaseplan Live Online, Lex Live Online, Jardine p/x Live Online, Black Horse, Masterlease Live Online, Multi Source, Inchcape p/x Live online, Snows Group p/x

Thursday 20th November
Light Commercials: Non Runners, Fleet Direct, Royal Mail, BT Fleet, Vauxhall Leasing, Hitachi, Lloyds TSB, Lex, Northgate, Ex Rental.

Friday 21st November 10.00am start
Lloyds TSB Live Online, Leaseplan, Motability, Lex Live Online, Fleet and Finance, Charters p/x, BT Fleet Live Online, Vauxhall leasing Live Online, Masterlease Live Online, Hitachi CVS Live Online, Volkswagen Services, Multi-source, Eden Group, Inchcape p/x, Private Sure Sell, Non Runners.

Monday 24th November 10.00am start
Fleet Direct, Motability, Lex Live Online, Porsche p/x, Mercedes Benz Retail p/x, TOP CAR, Inchcape no reserve p/x Live Online, Ridgeway Group p/x, Hartwell p/x, Pendragon p/x, Alphabet, Colbornes Group, Franchised dealer p/x, Multi Source

Wednesday 26th November 10.00am start
Volvo Live Online, Fleet Sytner p/x Live Online, Leaseplan Live Online, Lex Live Online, Wednesday Direct, Jardine p/x, Black Horse, Masterlease Live Online, Multi Source, Inchcape p/x Live Online, Snows Group p/x,

Thursday 27th November.
Light Commercials: Non Runners, Fleet Direct, Royal Mail, British Telecom fleet, Vauxhall Leasing, ING Leasing, Hitachi, Lloyds TSB, Lex, Northgate, Ex Rental.

Friday 28th November 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, Volkswagen Services, 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 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 November). 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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