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Scrappage Survivors and Big Bargains at Auction today

Reports that late 1990s cars had all but disappeared due to scrappage seem to have been greatly exaggerated. You couldn’t move for them at auction today.


The more desirable were making quite strong money. Yet there were plenty of bargains to be had.


It was nice to see a couple of girls drive away in a clean enough 2000W Peugeot 206 1.4LX 3-dr for £650, £300 below trade book. There were plenty of other good private buys, like a 95k mile 02 Mondeo 2.0LX for £1,400 (just check those swirl flaps), a 127k mile 2004/54 Vauxhall Vectra 1.8LS for £1,500s, a clean 56k mile 97R Nissan for just £350. £100 bought a 101k miles 2000W FIAT Brava 1.6 100SX 5-dr.


A 97k mile 2000X Mercedes SLK 320 auto didn’t sell for a top bid of £4,750, so buyers certainly won’t throwing their money away and neither were vendors giving them away. But what a buy that would have been had it come.


There was a fair old fight for a 39k mile 2004/54 BMW 745iL 4.4 auto, that eventually sold for £12,600s, more than £3,000 below book, which tends to suggest some adjustment is needed in the books for the big stuff. Unless there’s a retail buyer ready and waiting it’s a big risk these days,


More 2007/56 Foxtons R56 MINI Coopers came under the hammer: the 58k miler sold for £7,000 and the 37k miler for £7,700.


Yet a 70k mile 2001X Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.0 Ltd made a significant  £1,975. Maybe they are acquiring ‘classic’ status.


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.


Alfa 156 1.8TS, 2000X, 107k miles n/w £425s

Audi A4 2.4SE, 1999S, 160k miles £250s

Audi A4 1.9TDI 100 SE, 02 reg, 88k miles n/w £3,500s

BMW 745iL 4.4 auto, 2004/54, 39k miles £12,600s

Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.0 Ltd., 2001X, 70k miles £1,975s

Chrysler G Voyager 3.3LX auto, 02 reg, MNW £2,300p

Citroen Xantia 2.0HDI Forte, 2000X, MNW £450s

Citroen C8 2.0HDI LX, 04 reg, 100k miles £2,900s

FIAT Punto 1.2 Dynamic 5-dr, 2003/53, 51k n/w £1,300s

FIAT Brava 1.6 100SX 5-dr, 2000W, 101k miles £100s

FIAT Bravo 1.2 80SX 3-dr, 2001X, 75k miles £450s

Ford Ka 1.3 Ka 2, Y reg, 74k miles n/w £925s

Ford Fiesta 1.8D 3-dr, 1994M, 128k miles n/w £175p

Ford Fiesta 1.25 LX 5-dr, 1997P, MNW £300 s

Ford Fiesta 1.25 Freestyle 5-dr, 02 reg, 99k miles n/w £1,025s

Ford Fiesta 1.4LX Durashift, 03 reg, 24k miles n/w £1,800p

Ford Fiesta 1.25 Style 3-dr, 05 reg, 43k miles £3,000s

Ford Escort 1.6 Flight, 1999V, MNW £575s

Ford Focus 2.0 ST170, 02 reg, 46k miles n/w £3,300s

Ford Focus 2.0 Ghia est, 2004/54, 100k miles £1,950s

Ford Mondeo 2.0LX 5-dr, 02 reg, 95k miles £1,400s

Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 130 Ghia est, 03 reg, 125k n/w £1,900p

Honda Civic 1.6i ES, lthr, 1998R 146k miles n/w £375s

LR R Rover Sport 2.7TDV6 auto, 07 reg, 51k miles £23,300p

Mazda Demio 1.3, 1998S, 57k miles £425s

Mercedes C220CDI A.G auto, 06 reg, 90k miles £7,400p

Mercedes SLK 320 auto, 2000X, 97k miles £4,750n/s

Mercedes CLK 320 Elegance, 02 reg, MNW £6,750p

MINI Cooper R56, 2007/56, 58k miles £7,000s

MINI Cooper R56, 2007/56, 37k miles £7,700s

Mitsubishi Galant 2.5 V6 24v, 1998R, 101k miles £475p

Nissan Primera 1.6Si, 1997R, 56k miles £350s

Peugeot 106 1.1XN 3-dr, 1998S, MNW £400s

Peugeot 1007 1.4SE, 08 reg, 8k miles n/w £3,850p

Peugeot 206 1.4LX 3-dr, 2000W, MNW £650s

Peugeot 206 1.4LX 5-dr, 04 reg, 97k miles n/w £925s

Peugeot 306 1.9 D Turbo 3-dr, 1996P, 80k miles n/w £400s

Peugeot 306 2.0HDI Meridian, 2000w, MNW £525s

Peugeot 306 1.4LX, 2000X, 87k miles n/w £925s

Proton Wira 1.6LXI, Y reg, 66k miles £375p

RenaultSport Clio 172, 2002/52, 87k miles £2,800p

RenaultSport Clio 182, 05 reg, 87k miles £4,900p

Renault Megane 1.4E Liberte, 2000W, 80k n/w £325s

Renault Scenic 2.0 Dynamique auto, Y reg, 47k miles £2,000s

Renault Laguna 3.0V6 Initiale spt tour, 02 reg, 69k n/w £2,125s

Rover 25 1.4 Advantage 3-dr, 2000X, 56k miles n/w £475p

Rover 25 1.4IE 5-dr, 2001/51, 70k miles n/w £500p

Rover 620 2.0GSDI, 1997P, 118k miles n/w £225s

SAAB 9-5 2.3LT SE estate, 2001/51, MNW £1,400s

SEAT Leon 1.6S, 03 reg, 52k miles £1,800p

Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-I + 3-dr, 2005/55, 53k miles £2,875p

Toyota RAV-4 2.2 D-4D XT4, 2007/57, 19k miles £13,900s

Vauxhall Corsa 1.4GLS 16v auto, 1997R, 18k miles n/w £1,200s

Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Colour conv, 1996N, 80k miles n/w £425p

Vauxhall Astra 2.0DTI LS, 2001/51, 138k n/w £1,025s

Vauxhall Vectra 1.8SXI, 2000X, 163k miles £625s

Vauxhall Vectra 1.8LS 2004/54, 127k miles £1,500s

VW Polo 1.4 Match 5-dr, 2001Y, 85k miles n/w £1,600s

VW Polo 1.9TDI PD 100 3-dr, 2002/51, 85k miles £2,850s

VW Golf 2.0GTI 5-dr, 1998R, 79k miles n/w £500s

VW Golf 1.4S 5-dr, 06 reg, 36k miles n/w £5,350s

VW Golf 1.9TDI S 5-dr, 2006/56, 43k miles n/w £6,800p

VW Bora 2.0SE, 1999T, 90k miles n/w £800s

VW Passat 1.9TDI 90S est auto, 1999V 228k miles n/w £800s

VW Passat 1.9TDI 110, 2000V 182k miles n/w £700s


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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 Auctionview  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. Main British Car Auctions Website atBCA Website


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.


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 June).   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 WOMA , 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: Brightwells 


Last year Motorpoint launched auction4cars - an online fee-free alternative to the traditional car auction. It currently sells over 400 cars a week, mostly taken in part-exchange, from its four collection points - Burnley, Derby, Newport and Peterborough. For more information visit Auction4Cars


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