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Prices Through The Roof at Auction Today

Fri, 20 Feb 2009
The weak Pound is driving auction prices of used RHD exports steadily skywards. Especially of diesels for Ireland. So what we are seeing bears very little relationship to UK demand for used cars.

Of course, there were a few exceptions.

The awe inspiring Audi A8 6.0 W12 LWB, 05/54 with 30k miles that originally listed at £80 went for a mere £17,500 to an Internet bidder.

A 97k mile 06/55 BMW E90 320D ES sold for £6,400

A 98k mile 05/55 Focus 1.6TDCI 110 Zetec estate smoking so badly it filled the hall with hydrocarbons sold for just £2,000. Yet a same age but 27k mile Focus 2.0TDCI 136 Zetec estate sold for £6,750s

Plenty more like that.

Even a 28k mile 06/56 Range Rover Sport 2.7TDV6 sold for slightly more than trade book at £26,700.

If this goes on, significant numbers of used cars will be sucked out of the UK car pool, putting up the prices of those that are left. And with UK car production 60% down in January there could come a time (assuming the recession ends) when used cars go up 20% - 30%.

So if you missed buying in November, December or January, kick yourself and buy now while you still can.

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. D/R means damaged and repaired. ‘fl’ means facelift. Extras like ‘lthr’ and ‘sat’ are specified when they are not standard.

All from the Lloyds TSB Autolease Live Online Section:-

Audi A3 1.9TDI 105 Sportback, 06 reg, 24k miles £9,900s
Audi A3 2.0TDI 170 Sportback, 06 reg, 27k miles £10,750s
Audi A4 B7 2.0TDI 140 SE, 05 reg, 124k miles £5,100s
Audi A4 B7 1.9TDI 115 SE, 05 reg, 102k miles £6,200s
Audi A4 B7 2.0TDI 140 SE, M/tronic, 2006/56, 31k miles £11,250s
Audi A8 6.0 W12 LWB, 2005/54, 30k miles £17,500s
BMW E90 320d ES, 2006/55, 97k miles £6,400s
BMW 530d 231PS SE Touring auto, 2007/56, 73k miles £12,800s
Citroen C3 1.4HDI SX Sensodrive, 2005/55, 51k miles £4,200s
Citroen C3 1.4HDI Desire, 05 reg, 34k miles £4,350s
Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style Clim 3-dr, 2008/57, 11k miles £5,000s
Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style Clim 3-dr, 2007/57, 6k miles £5,050s
Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style Clim 3-dr, 2008/57, 8k miles £5,450s
Ford Fiesta 1.4TDCI Zetec Clim 5-dr, 2008/58, 7k miles £7,650s
Ford Fiesta 1.6 Style auto 3-dr, 2006/55, 26k miles £4,450s
Ford Fiesta 1.6 Style auto 3-dr, 2006/56, 12k miles £4,850s
Ford Focus 1.6TDCI 110 Zet est, smoky, 2005/55, 98k miles £2,000s
Ford Focus 2.0TDCI 136 Zetec est, 2005/55, 27k miles £6,750s
Ford C-Max 2.0TDCI 136 Zetec, 2005/55, 38k miles £6,350s
Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 115 Ghia, 2006/55, 100k miles £3.600s
Honda Jazz 1.2I-DSI S, 2006/55, 19k miles £4,350s
Honda Accord 2.2iCDTI Exec, 2005/55, 112k miles £4,175s
Honda Accord 2.2iCDTI Exec est, 2004/54, 54k miles £5,300s
Honda CR-V 2.2iCDTI Sport, 06 reg, 96k miles £5,050s
Honda CR-V 2.2iCDTI Exec, 2005/55, 79k miles £7,050s
Jaguar X-Type 2.0D S estate, 2005/55, 40k miles £7,900s
Jaguar X-Type 2.0D Class, alys, lthr, 2006/55, 114k miles £5,050s
MINI One 1.6, 2006/55, 31k miles £6,400s
Peugeot 206 1.4S 3-dr, 2004/53, 83k miles £2,500s
Peugeot 206SW 1.6HDI Verve, a/c, 2005/55, 18k miles £5,700s
Peugeot 307 1.6HDI 110 SE, 2005/55, 39k miles £5,100s
Range Rover Sport 2.7TDIVr auto, sat, 2006/56, 28k miles £27,700s
Renault Megane CC 1.9DCi Dynamique, 2004/54, 59k miles £5,000s
Toyota Corolla 2.0D-4D 116 T3, 04 reg, 43k miles £4,700s
Toyota Corolla 2.2D-4DVerso, sat, 06 reg, 37k miles £8,700s
Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 16v SRI 5-dr, 05 reg, 39k miles £4,300s
Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 80 Life, 05 reg, 61k miles £3,250s
Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 80 Life, 05 reg, 66k miles £3,600s
Vauxhall Vectra 1.0CDTI est, 2006/55, 50k miles £5,000s
VW Touran 2.0TDI 140 S, 2006/55, 37k miles £7,100s
VW Passat 2.0TDI 140 DSG, sat, 06 reg, 47k miles £7,200s
VW Passat 2.0TDI 140 DSG, 2006/56, 49k miles £7,850s
VW Caravelle 2.5TDI, 06 reg, 105k miles £9.900s
VW Caravelle 2.5TDI, 06 reg, 94k miles £10,100s

BCA Prestige and Classic direct link

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe in February

Monday 23rd February 10.15am start
Fleet Direct, Motability, Lex Live Online, Lex Prestige Live Online, Porsche p/x, Mercedes Benz Retail p/x, TOP CAR, Inchcape no reserve p/x Live Online, Ridgeway Group p/x, Pendragon p/x, Colbornes Group, Multi Source, Franchised dealer p/x.

Wednesday 25th February 10.00am start
Wednesday Direct, 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 26th February 10.00am start
Light Commercials

Friday 27th February 10.00am start
Lloyds TSB Live Online, Masterlease Live Online, Motability, Fleet and Finance, Charters p/x, ALD Automotive, Lex Live Online, Hitachi Capital Live Online, Leaseplan Live Online, Volkswagen Financial Services, Multi-source, Inchcape p/x Live Online, Eden Group, 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 February). 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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