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Auction Price Rises Reflecting Short Supply

We’re now three years after the new car market’s worst slump, and that means around 20% fewer 3-year-old used cars. I know this is over simplistic, but even if used car demand fell by 10%, shortage of supply could force prices up by 10%min the coming months.


Star of today was a 9k mile 2009/59 MINI Cooper diesel that made a resounding £12,350. And that’s with the old belt cam PSA diesel engine, not the new BMW chain cammer.


Also very strong, a 49k mile 2007/57 Honda CR-V 2.2iCDTI sold for £15,600.


Les fortunate in the miserable weather, an 18k mile MX-5 1.8 Option Pack sold for £7,425, a 46k mile 2007/57 Mercedes CLS 5.5 sold for £17,600 (about £10k under book) and, rather surprisingly with more snow expected, a 34k mile 2008/58 Nissan X-Trail 2.0DCI Sport sold for £14,800.


(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. ‘H/T’ means hardtop. Extras like ‘lthr’ and ‘sat’ are specified when they are not standard.)


Audi A3 Sportback 1.9TDI Sport, 06 reg, 76k miles £6,200s

Audi A3 Sportback 2.0TDI 170, 07 reg, 87k miles £7,400s

Audi A3 Sportback 2.0TDI 140, 07 reg, 53k miles £8,350s

Audi A4 2.0TDI 140 SE Multi, 07 reg, 122k miles £5,800s

BMW 118d 2.0SE 5-dr, 08 reg, 58k miles £9,050s

BMW 120i 2.0 M Sport 3-dr, 2007/57, 25k miles £10,550s

BMW 318d 2.0SE 5-dr, 2007/57, 37k miles £10,700s

BMW 320d 2.0SE Touring, 2008/57, 80k miles £8,000s

Chevrolet Matiz 1.0SE+, a/c, 2008/58, 15k miles £3,050s

Ford Fiesta 1.2 Zetec Climate 3-dr, 07 reg, 26k miles £4,200s

Ford Focus 1.6TDCI 90 LX, a/c, 06 reg, 59k miles £4,050s

Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 115 Zetec, 2007/56, 87k miles £2,700s

Ford Galaxy 2.0TDCI 115 Ghia, 2006/56, 98k miles £8,100s

Honda Civic 1.8I-VTEC I-shift, 08 reg, 17k miles £8,800s

Honda Civic 2.0I-VTEC Type-R, 2008/57, 56k miles £9,000s

Honda CR-V 2.2iCDTI Executive, 2007/57, 49k miles £15,600s

Lexus RX400h SE-L, nav, 2006/56, 68k miles £16,200s

Mazda 2 1.5 Sport 5-dr, 2008/58, 34k miles £6,550s

Mazda MX-5 1.8 roadster, 2008/58, 18k miles £7,425s

Mazda 5 1.8TS2, 07 reg, 19k miles £5,850s

Mercedes C220CDI Elg auto, 2006/56, 22k miles £10,000s

Mercedes C220CDI Sport auto, 2008/58, 35k miles £17,200s

Mercedes CLS 5.5 388PS, 2007/57, 46k miles £17,600s

MINI Cooper 1.6 automatic, a/c, 2007/57, 31k miles £8,400s

MINI Cooper 1.6d, a/c, 2009/59, 9k miles £12,350s

Nissan X-Trail 2.0DCI Sport, 2008/58, 34k miles £14,350s

Nissan 350Z 313 GT Coupe, 2009/58, 18k miles £14,500s

Renault Clio 1.2 Campus, 2007/56, 34k miles £3,000s

Renault Clio 1.2TCE Dynamique, 08 reg, 22k miles £4,600s

Renault Megane 1.5DCI 86 Dyn 5-dr, 2006/56, 92k miles £2,900s

SEAT Leon 2.0TDI 170 FR, 20087/58, 11k miles £11,300p

Skoda Fabia 1.4TDI 70 Classic, 2007/56, 72k miles £3,550s

Suzuki Swift 1.3GL 5-dr, 2008/58, 27k miles £3,850s

Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Club 3-dr, 2008/58, 20k miles £5,100s

Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Club 3-dr, 2008/58, 15k miles £5,150s

Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Club 3-dr, 2008/58, 15k miles £5,200s

Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Club 3-dr, 2008/58, 16k miles £5,200s

Vauxhall Astra 1.9CDTI 150 SRI 3-dr, 2007/57, 51k miles £8,200s

Vauxhall Astra 1.8VVT SRI 5-dr, 2008/57, 16k miles £6,400s

Vauxhall Zafira 1.9CDTI 120 Design, 07 reg, 117k miles £4,550s

Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120 5-dr, 07 reg, 73k miles £4,075s

Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120 estate, 2007/57, 42k miles £5,600s

Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120 5-dr, 08 reg, 36k miles £6,550s

Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120 5-dr, 08 reg, 36k miles £6,950s

VW Polo 1.2E 64 5-dr, 07 reg, 13k miles £4,750s

VW Passat 2.0 TDI 140, 2007/57, 49k miles £6,950s

VW Passat CC 2.0 TDI, 2008/58, 21k miles £14,800s



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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 (http://www.commercialauctionview.co.uk ).

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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