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Today’s Auction Prices Broadly in Line with Glass’s new Valuations

Today was the first day of the new ‘Book’. Glass’s Guide has revised its trade price structure, now showing an average trade price and trade prices broken down by three levels of condition. So, it seemed appropriate to drive down to Blackbushe and get my feet back on the auction floor.

Today, I looked in on a couple of fleet sales by Lombard and Leaseplan, some Inchcape part-exchanges, some nearly-news from Volvo and an interesting selection from UK Car Group, including a 9k mile 12 reg Range Rover Evoque 2.2SD4 Prestige auto, not yet in the Book.

The Evoque started at £34,000, seemed to attract some genuine bids from the floor, and reached a provisional £36,000 against a new list price of £38,580.

Also not yet in the Book, a 15k mile 11 reg Volvo V60 D3 R Design apparently sold for a massive £18,800.

Of special interest to me were three FIAT 500s. A basic, scruffy 31k mile 09 1.2 Pop in Bossa Nova white sold for £5,200; a Pearl White 25k mile 2009/59 1.2 Pop Dualogic with no a/c made £6,500, and a 32k mile 10 reg 1.2 Pink with the new suspension sold for £7,900. So no danger of 500 prices taking a tumble just yet.

There’s no Book on the Pink, but the 09 Pop was very much in line with the new Book condition ratings, and the 09/59 Dualogic was only over by the original cost of its Metallic paint.

A 23k mile 2010/60 Citroen DS3 1.6 HDI Black made significantly more than its new Book, selling to a top bid of £10,300. That doesn’t mean the Book is wrong. Just that someone wanted it so much they were prepared to pay £1,000 over.

Conversely, a 28k mile 09 Ford Ka 1.2 Studio (that’s really a FIAT 500 in Ford overalls) sold for just £4,100, which is pretty much what the Book said it should make.

New Book average trade price for a 2008/58 Ford Fusion 1.4TDCI Zetec Climate with an average 43k miles is £4,550, so the three at Blackbushe with lower than average mileage still made over book, assuming, of course, they were really sold.

The three 09 reg MINI Cooper 1.6 Ds with a/c were broadly in line with Book adjusted mileage. The three 09 reg Audi A3 1.9TDI Sportbacks were pretty much bang on mileage and condition adjusted Book.

(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. ‘imp’ means unofficial import. Extras like ‘lthr’ and ‘sat’ are specified when they are not standard.) 

Audi A3 1.9TDIE Sport, 09 reg, 77k miles £8,400s

Audi A3 1.9TDIE Sportback Sport, 09 reg, 54k miles £9,100s

Audi A3 1.9TDIE Sportback Sport, 09 reg, 46k miles £9,600s

Audi A3 1.9TDIE Sportback Sport, 09 reg, 31k miles £10,250s

Audi A3 1.6TDI 105 cabrio, 2010/59, 17k miles £13,300s

Audi A4 2.0TDI 143 SE, 08 reg, 93k miles £8,300s

Audi A4 2.0TDI 143 Exec Multi, 09 reg, 61k miles £10,200s

Audi A4 2.0TDI 143 SE, 09 reg, 61k miles £10,300s

Audi A4 2.0TDI 143 SE, 09 reg, 38k miles £11,400s

Audi A4 Cabrio 2.0TDI 140, 07 reg, 75k miles £7,300s

Audi S5 3.0TFSI quattro cabrio s-tron, 2010/60, 8k miles £25,100s

Audi A6 Avant 2.0TDI SE, 07 reg, 106k miles £5,900s

BMW 118d 2.0SE. 09 reg, 91k miles £6,600s

BMW X3 3.0i Sport auto, sat, 2004/54, MNW, 6,600s

Citroen DS3 1.6HDI Black, 2010/60, 23k miles £10,300s

Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.6i, 2008/58, 29k miles £3,500s

Citroen C5 1.6HDI 110 VTR+ estate, 09 reg, 41k miles £7,300s

FIAT 500 1.2 Pop, 09 reg, 31k miles £5,200s

FIAT 500 1.2 Pop Dualogic, met, no a/c, 2009/59, 25k miles £6,500s

FIAT 500 1.2 Pink, 10 reg, 32k miles £7,900s

FIAT Grande Punto 1.3 m/Jet, a/c, 08 reg, 32k miles £4,100s

Ford Ka 1.2 Studio, met blue, 09 reg, 28k miles £4,100s

Ford Fiesta 1.2 82 Style 5-dr, 09 reg, 15k miles £5,400s

Ford Fiesta 1.2 82 Style + 5-dr, 2009/58, 16k miles £6,100s

Ford Fiesta 1.4TDCI Titanium 3-dr, 09 reg, 26k miles £6,900s

Ford Fiesta 1.6TDCI Titanium 3-dr, 09 reg, 32k miles £7,050s

Ford Fusion 1.4TDCI Zetec Climate, 2008/58, 38k miles £5,050s

Ford Fusion 1.4TDCI Zetec Climate, 2008/58, 11k miles £5,950s

Ford Fusion 1.4TDCI Zetec Climate, 2008/58, 5k miles £6,350s

Ford Focus 2.5 ST-3 3-dr, 09 reg, 31k miles £11,300s

Ford S-Max 2.0TDCI Edge, 2008/58, 70k miles £7,400s

Honda CR-V 2.0i-VTEC EX auto, 06 reg, 73k miles £5,900s

Hyundai i20 1.2 Classic 3-dr, a/c, 2009/59, 11k miles £4,550s

Jaguar X-Type 1.1D S, 08 reg, 80k miles £5,825s

Jaguar S-Type 3.0V6 Sport auto, 2004/54, 140k miles £1,650s

Jaguar XJ 2.7TDVI Sovereign, 06 reg, 66k miles £8,550s

KIA Picanto 1.1 Graphite, 2009/9, 8k miles £5,100s

LandRover Discovery TD5 GS, 2000W, 124k miles £2,250s

Lexus RX400h SE-L, 08 reg, 114k miles £9,500s

Mazda5 2.0D 143 Sport Nav, 08 reg, 107k miles £4,500s

MB W211 E220CDI Elegance auto, 08 reg, 49k miles £9,650s

MINI Cooper S R50, 3005/55, 41k miles £5,700s

MINI Cooper 1.6D, a/c, 09 reg, 32k miles £8,200s

MINI Cooper 1.6D, a/c, 09 reg, 28k miles £8,250s

MINI Cooper 1.6D, a/c, 09 reg, 37k miles £8,250s

MINI Cooper 1.6i auto, a/c, 2009/59, 17k miles £9,100s

Nissan Micra 1.2 Visia 3-dr, 10 reg, 16k miles £4,550s

Nissan Qashqai 1.6 Visia, 09 reg, 25k miles £8,400s

Peugeot 207 1.6SE 5-dr, a/s, 07 reg, 25k miles £4,150s

Range Rover Evoque 2.2 SD4 Prest aut, 12 reg, 9k miles £36,000p

Range Rover 3.6TDV8, 2007/56, 91k miles £16,950s

Renault Megane II 1.5DCI 86 Dynamic, 08 reg, 81k miles £3,350

Renault Megane III 1.5DCI 106 Expression, 09 reg, 42k miles £6,000

Rover 75 1.8T Contemporary SE, 2006/56, 37k miles £2,600s

SEAT Leon 1.9TDI 105 Emocion, 10 reg, 21k miles £8,000s

SEAT Leon 1.9TDI 105 Emocion, 17 reg, 21k miles £8,400s

SEAT Alhambra 2.0TDI PD 140, 07 reg, 31k miles £7,800s

Smart ForTwo 1.0 Pulse cabrio, 2007/57, 59k miles £3,350s

Subaru Forester 2.0D 1467 XSN, 09 reg, 59k miles £11,400s

Suzuki Swift 1.5GLX 5-dr auto, 2007/57, 13k miles £3,800s

Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-I+ 5-dr, 2008/58, 50k miles £3,800s

Toyota Verso 2.0 D-4D T2, 10 reg, 18k miles £10,200s

Vauxhall Agila 1.2 Club, 2008/58, 26k miles £3,400s

Vauxhall Corsa 1.4SXI 3-dr, 09 reg, 42k miles £4,600s

VW Fox 1.2, silver, 07 reg, 54k miles £2,600s

VW Fox 1.2, silver, 07 reg, 34k miles £3,000s

VW Fox 1.2, silver, 07 reg, 39k miles £3,000s

VW Polo 1.2 55 S 5-dr, 2003/53, 64k miles £2,175s

VW Golf R32 5-door auto, sat, 2007/57, 68k miles £9,650s

Volvo C30 2.0 T-Design Sport, 2009/58, 25k miles £8,500s

Volvo C30 DRIVe SE S/S man, 11 reg, 11k miles £11,250s

Volvo V50 DRIVe SE Lux S/S man, 11 reg, 9k miles £16,500s

Volvo V60 D3 R Design S/S man, 11 reg, 15k miles £18,800s


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Car auction    on 9 August 2012

Range rover is my favorite car. it looks so graceful in black color. I have been always a fan of Range Rovers and I understand that Ford and Range Rover are under the same company, but I like this one.

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