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Mixed Bag of Bargains at Auction today

Some old ‘snotters’ that miraculously escaped scrappage crawled out of the woodwork today. For the first time in a long time I saw a car knocked down for £50 at auction.


On the other hand, some oddballs made a lot of money, like a 92J Citroen BX TXD automatic that sold for £350.


An LPG conversion saw a 99,000 mile 2001 BMW X5 4.4i make £6,925. Yet anyone stocking up on sportscars for the spring could have had an 87k mile 98R Z3 roadster for £3,200.


I thought an 8,000 mile 09 Micra 1.5 diesel 3-dr looked cheap at £5,700. And Glass’s Guide conformed this with a trade price of £6,275, so someone built a cushion into their margin.


Current shape Mondeos remain strong with a pair of 08 2.0TDCI Zetecs selling for £9,450 and £9,800. A useful current shape Galaxy 2.0TDCI Ghia, but with 112k miles, sold for £7,900.


An increasingly rare 50k mile 04 Smart Roadster Coupe made book at £3,900. A 110k mile 99T Mercedes S 320 with no visible rust sold for £3,450.


What they say about high spec 4WDs seems to be true with a 27k mile 07/57 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE with all the bits making a sound £29,300.


Bargain of the day: a 30k mile 07/56 R56 MINI Cooper in estate agent green, sold for £7,100 (at least £2,000 under trade book).


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.


<b>Sold Prices at auction today</b>


Ex fleet:


Audi A3 1.6FSI Sport 3-dr, 2—5/55, 122k miles £5,525s

Audi A4 2.5TDI 163SE Multi, 05 reg, 25k miles £8,650p

BMW 320d SE, 2006/56, 94k miles £7,800s

Ford Fiesta 1.6TDCI Zetec Clim 5-dr, 2007/56, 50k miles £4,850s

Ford Focus 1.6TDCI 90 LX 5-dr, 2006/56, 177k miles £3,100s

Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI Zetec 5-dr, 08 reg, 25k miles £9,450s

Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI Zetec 5-dr, 08 reg, 16k miles £9,800s

Ford Galaxy 2.0TDCI Ghia, 2006/56, 112k miles £7,900s

Honda Civic 1.8 I-VTEC Type S 3-dr, 2008/57, 26k miles £10,500s

LR Freelander II 2.2TD, lthr, 07 reg, 45k miles £14,250s

KIA Carens 2.0CRDI GS 7-str, 2006/56, 58k miles £4,300p

Mazda 3 1.6 Takara 5-dr, 2008/58, 22k miles £7,300p

Mazda RX-8 231, lthr, 2008/57, 25k miles £8,600s

MINI Cooper R56 1.6, 2007/56, 30k miles £7,100s

Nissan Micra 1.5DCI 86 Visia 3-dr, 09 reg, 8k miles £5,700s

Peugeot 307SW 1.6HDI 110 S, 2007/56, 73k miles £4,700s

Range Rvr Sport 2.7TDV6 HSE, 2007/57, 27k miles £29,300s

Renault Clio 1.2 Exp 3-dr, 2007/56, 35k miles £4,175p

Renault Clio 1.4 Exp 5-dr, 2007/56, 40k miles £4,500s

SAAB 9-3 1.9TiD 120 Linear Sport, 2006/55, 96k miles £3,800s

SAAB 9-3 Sportwagon 1.9TiD 150, 2006/55, 57k miles £4,350p

Toyota Yaris 1.4 D-4D T2 5-dr, 2007/56, 14k miles £5,875s

Toyota Prius T3, 2007/56, 17k miles £7,250sd

Subaru Legacy 3.0 R Spec B, 2006/56, 19k miles £8,700p

VW Golf 2.0GT TDI 3-dr bling wheels, 07 reg, MNW, £8,900s




Alfa 147 1.6TS Lusso 5-dr, 2002/52, 84k miles n/w £1,400s

Audi A2 1.4SE, 2001/51, 73k miles £3,450s

Audi A4 1.8SE, 1996P, 106k miles n/w £650s

BMW 318iS 1.9 coupe, 1998R, MNW £1,025s

BMW Z3 1.9 roadster, 1997R, 87k miles £3,200s

BMW X5 4.4i Sport, LPG conv, Y reg, 99k miles £6,925s

Chevrolet Matiz 1.0SE, 2005/55, 16k miles n/w £2,575s

Citroen Saxo 1.4SX auto, 1998S, MNW £600s

Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.6i Desire, 2004/54, 46k n/w £2,975s

Cigtroen BX 1.9TXD auto, 1992J 125k miles n/w £350s

Ford Fiesta 1.1iLX 5-dr, 1994M, MNW £150s

Ford Escort 1.8GTI 16v estate, 1997R, 78k miles n/w £700

Ford Mondeo 2.0i Ghia estate, 02 reg, MNW £950s

FIAT Punto 1.2 75SX 3-dr (minor dmg), 1994M, 113k n/w £50

Honda Accord 2.2i ES coupe auto, 1996N, 78k miles n/w £575p

Honda Accord 1.8S 4-dr, 1998R, 121k miles n/w £150p

Honda Accord 2.2iCDTI Exec, sat, 2005/55, 38k miles £6,750p

Land Rover Disco 2.5TDI van, 1994L, 263k miles n/w £450s

Mercedes C180 2.0 Elegance auto, 02 reg, 53k miles £4,600s

Mercedes W220 S320, 1999T, 110k miles £3,450s

Nissan Primera 2.0 Sport 16v 5-dr, 2000W, 138k n/w £300s

Peugeot 307CC 2.0i, lthr, 04 reg, 50k miles n/w £5,025s

Peugeot 406 2.0HDI 90 S estate, 2004/53, MNW, £3,200s

Peugeot 407 3.0V6 Exec auto, 2005/55, 39k miles £4,200p

Renault Meg 1.5DCI 100 Dyn 3-dr sem-aut, 2005/55, MNW £3,900p

Renault Laguna 1.8 Sport 16tv, 2000X, 105k miles n/w £325s

Smart City Coupe Pure, 2003/53, 61k miles n/w £1,925s

Smart City Cabrio Passion, 2005/55, MNW £3,000

Smart Roadster Coupe, 04 reg, 53k miles n/w £3,900s

Toyota Corolla 1.4VVTI S 3-dr, Y reg, 60k miles £1,050s

Toyota Celica 2.0 GT-Four, 1992K, 129k miles n/w £225s

Toyota LandCruiser 3.0 D-4D 5-dr, 2005/55, 182k miles £10,800s

Vauxhall Astra 1.8CDX, 1999V, 98k miles n/w £650s

VW Passat 1.8CL estate, lthr, 2000V, 98k miles n/w £1,625s


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