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Confident Buying at Auction Today


Well, the world didn’t come to an end on Friday morning and now seems increasingly unlikely to.


So there was a mood of cautious optimism among buyers at auction today.


Enough for strong competitive bidding to take a smart 30k mile 07 BMW 320i M-Sport coupe to a close to trade book £15,600, though a same year SE with 67k miles languished at £11,800.


While a 43k mile 2008/57 Mondeo 2.0i Edge didn’t sell at a low £5,900, a 56k mile 08 1.8TDCI Edge made a healthy £7,450.


And Range Rover Sport 2.7 diesels seem to be coming back in a big way. The low spec 07 with 17k miles went for £23,100, but someone really wanted the high spec 07HSE with all the kit because that sold for £28,700.


(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.)


Aston Martin DB7 2.9V12 Vantage, 03 reg, 31k miles £27,600p

Audi A3 2.0TDI 170 Sport 3-dr, 07 reg, 67k miles £9,300s

Audi A4 2.0TDI 170 S-line, 2007/56, 98k miles £8,900s

Audi A6 3.2V6 FSI SE 4-dr, 06 reg, 41k miles £9,900s

BMW E92 320i SE coupe, 07 reg, 67k miles £11,800s

BMW E92 320i M Sport coupe, 07 reg, 30k miles £15,600s

BMW 520dSE Touring auto, 07 reg, 23k miles £15,700s

BMW 730dSE, 07 reg, 96k miles £13,300s

Chrysler Voyager 2.5CRD SE. 05 reg, 94k miles £5,100s

Ford Ka 1.3, 2004/53, 60k miles £1,400s

Ford Focus 1.6TDCI 110 LX estate, 05 reg, 97k miles £2,775s

Ford Focus 1.6TDCI 110 LX estate, 06 reg, 73k miles £3,850s

Ford Focus 1.8TDCI LX estate, 07 reg, 51k miles £4,950s

Ford Focus ST-2 3-dr, 2008/58, 13k miles £12,700s

Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 115 Ghia estate, 06 reg, 81k miles £4,000s

Ford Mondeo 2.0i Edge, 2008/57, 43k miles £5,900p

Ford Mondeo 1.8TDCI Edge, 08 reg, 56k miles £7,450s

LR R/Rver Sport 2.7TDV6 auto, 07 reg, 17k miles £23,100s

LR R/Rver Sport 2.7TDV6 auto HSE, sat, 07 reg, 27k miles £28,700s

Lexus RX350SE, 07 reg, 66k miles £15,100s

Mazda 5 2.0D 143 TS 5-dr, 2006/56, 75k miles £4,700s

Mercedes SLK 320 auto, 2000X, 77k miles £5,150s

Mercedes C200CDI SE Spt Coupe auto, 07 reg, 125k miles £6,450s

Mercedes E220 CDI Executive, 2007/57, 80k miles £12,600s

Proton Wira 1.6LXI 5-dr, Y reg, 66k miles £335s

Toyota RAV-4 2.0VVT-I XT3, 06 reg, 52k miles £8,500s

SAAB 9-3 1.9D 150 Vect Spt aut, 2007/57, 70k miles £7,650s

Skoda Octavia 1.9TDI PD 4x4 estate, 06 reg, 102k miles £4,300s

Toyota Avensis 1.8VVT-I T3-X est, 07 reg, 105k miles £4,200s

Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 100 CL est, 2006/56, 90k miles £3,200s

Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 100 CL est, 2006/56, 106k miles £3,200s

Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120 est, 06 reg, 127k miles £3,050s

Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120 L 5-dr 07 reg, 95k miles £3,725s

VW Golf 1.9TDI Sport 5-dr, 07 reg, 75k miles £7,000s

VW Passat 2.0TDI 140, 06 reg, 83k miles £5,200s

VW Touran 2.0TDI PD S, 06 reg, 141k miles, £5,800s

Volvo V50 1.6D S, 2008/58, 17k miles £10,750s


To view the full new Lex Autolease sales programme click on Lex Autolease

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

For Manheim auctions click on: Manheim




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