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May Auction Prices Re-adjust to the Market

After an April of bank holidays and royal weddings in which average car auction prices fell by 10%, the situation is settling predictably.

Prime, ready to retail, low mileage stock is still making good money. But the average price is being dragged down by scruffy high milers that aren’t seeing anywhere near trade book prices.

At BCA's Friday the 13th sale at Blackbushe a low-tax 40k mile Vauxhall Cora 1.3 Ecoflex sold for £6,000, a 33k mile 10 reg Ford Focus 1.6TDCI Zetec estate sold for £9,250, a 44k mile 08 BMW 329iSE convertible sold for £15,500 and a 37k mile 08 Jaguar XF 2.7 Premium Luxury sold for £19,000.

All respectable money.

Yet, on the other hand, a 102k mile 05 Peugeot 407 1.6HSI S sold for £1,900, a 91k mile 2007/57 Vectra 1.8VVT Design sold for £2,300, a 130k mile 07 Vectra 1.9CDTI 150 estate sold for £2,850, 93k mile 2007/57 Ford Mondeo 1.8TDCI 125 Edge sold for £4,000, a 129k mile 2007/57 VW Passat 2.0TDI 140 estate sold for £4,100, a 112k mile 07 LandRover Freelander II 2.2TD4 S sold for £7,425, a 112k mile 08 reg BMW 320D SE Touring sold for £7,800, 76k mile 08 Audi A3 Sportback 2.0TDI 170 s-tronic sold for £8,000, 101k mile 07 reg BMW 740i Sport sold for £9,050, and a 61k mile 2007/57 Range Rover Sport 2.7TDV6 bid to just £16,900 provisionally.

(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 2.0TDI Sport, 2007/57, 45k miles £8,000s

Audi A3 Sptbk 1.9TDI SE, 2007/57, 53k miles £7,650s

Audi A3 Sptbk 2.0TDI 170 S-tronic, 08 reg, 76k miles £8,000s

Audi A4 B7 1.9TDI 115 SE, 07 reg, 135k miles £5,450s

Audi A4 B8 2.0TDI 143 SE, 08 reg, 94k miles £9,250s

BMW 320d E91 SE Touring, 08 reg, 122k miles £7,800s

BMW 320i E93 convertible, 08 reg, 44k miles £15,500s

BMW 520D 177 SE auto, 2008/57, 145k miles £9,200s

BMW 520D 177 SE, sat, lthr, 08 reg, 88k miles £10,500s

BMW 520D 177 SE auto, 08 reg, 73k miles £11,000s

BMW 740i Sport, sat, lthr, 07 reg, 101k miles £9,050s

Ford Focus 1.6TDCI 110 Tit est, 2008/58, 63k miles £6,700s

Ford Focus 1.6TDCI 110 Zetec est, 10 reg, 33k miles £9,250s

Ford Mondeo 1.8TDCI 125 Edge, 2007/57, 93k miles £4,000s

Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 140 Tit, 2008/57, 53k miles £7,350s

Ford Mondeo 2.3i Ghia auto, 08 reg, 17k miles £8,050s

Ford S-Max 2.2TDCI Titanium, 08 reg, 77k miles £9,100s

Honda CR-V 2.2iCDTI Exec, sat, lthr. 2008/57, 90k miles £10,500s

Jaguar XF 2.7D Premium Luxury, 08 reg, 37k miles £19,000s

Lexus RX400h, 06 reg, 69k miles £10,400s

LR Freelander II 2.2TD S, 07 reg, 112k miles £7,425s

LR Disco III 2.7TD, sat, lthr, 07 reg, 120k miles £11,800s

LR R Rver Sport 2.7TD auto, lthr, 2007/57, 61k miles £16,900p

LR Disco III 2.7TD GS, 08 reg, 109k miles £13,300

Mazda 5 2.0D 143 Sport, 2007/57, 78k miles £5,500s

Mazda 6 2.0D 140 TS2, 2008/57, 79k miles £6,400s

Mazda 6 2.2D 163 TS2 estate, 09 reg, 79k miles £8,800s

Mercedes B200CDI SE, 07 reg, 74k miles £7,300s

Peugeot 308 1.6 DDI 90 S, 08 reg, 63k miles £5,700s

Peugeot 407 1.6HDI 110SE, 2005/55, 102k miles £1,900s

Renault Clio 1.2 Campus, 07 reg, 33k miles £2,550s

RenaultSport Clio 2.0, 08 reg, 45k miles £6,500s

Skoda Octavia 1.9TDI Elegance est,06 reg, 93k miles £3,800s

Toyota Avensis 2.2 D-4D T-Spirit est, 06 reg, 112k miles £3,300s

Toyota Avensis 2.0 D-4D T-3S, 2006/56, 102k miles £3,300s

Toyota Prius T3, 06 reg, 36k miles £6,400s

Vaux Corsa C 1.2 80 SXi 16v, 06 reg, 46k miles £3,050s

Vaux Corsa D 1.3CDTI Eco, 09 reg, 40k miles £6,000s

Vaux Astra 1.7CDTI 80 Life, 05 reg, 77k miles £2,700s

Vaux Zafira 1.9CDTI 120 Design, 2007/56, 75k miles £4,550s

Vaux Vectra 1.9CDTI 150 estate, 07 reg, 130k miles £2,850s

Vaux Vectra 1.8 VVT Design, 2007/57, 91k miles £2,300s

Vaux Vectra 1.9CDTI 120 S, 09 reg, 46k miles £6,050s

Vaux Vectra 1.9CDTI 120 S, 09 reg, 48k miles £6,400s

VW Golf V 1.9TDI 105 Match, 07 reg, 22k miles £8,600s

VW Golf V 1.9TDI 105 Match, 08 reg, 56k miles £7,400s

VW Golf V 1.9TDI 105 Match, 08 reg, 68k miles £7,000s

VW Passat 1.9TDI 105 estate, 06 reg, 59k miles £5,700s

VW Passat 2.0TDI 140 estate, 2007/57, 129k miles £4,100s

VW Passat 1.9TDI 105 estate, 2008/57, 111k miles £4,500s

Volvo V50 2.0D Sport, 2008/58, 49k miles £9,600s

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 (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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