Car Auction Prices Unseasonably High Today

In around six weeks time car auction prices would normally hit rock bottom. Yet today they were extremely buoyant, possibly reflecting an influx of clean cars de-fleeted to be replaced by 62 reg.

You can see how prices bracketed according to mileage and colour in the list of 09 Audi A3 1.9TDIE Sport Sportbacks below. The 115k miler only raised a top provisional bid of £5,150. Yet the solid white 36k miler sold for £11,050 - £150 more than a 17k miler in black, which tends to confirm that white is the new black.

What must have been one of the last Jaguar XF 3.0iV6s, a 35k mile 10 reg in a nice colour, sold for a strong £17,200 (Jag doesn’t make them any more). But people are starting to realise that if they don’t do a big mileage a diesel Jag is probably not for them. That said, a lower mileage, higher spec, but older 2.7V6 diesel sold for £19,000.

Mileage didn’t seem to put off the buyer of a 10 reg 265PS VW Scirocco R with 104k under its 19” ‘Lugano’ wheels. He fought off an online bidder to secure the car for £15,600.

But it did put the damper on a 2005 Mercedes 500SL with properly working (demonstrated) hardtop and 96k on the clock. That struggled to get moving from £8,000 and didn’t sell to a top bid of £10,200.

And Porsche Boxsters seem to have taken a bit of a dive, perhaps because of the increasing presence of the new model on the streets. The auctioneer tried to start a 35k mile 10 reg with a huge spec at £28,000, but the floor wasn’t having any of it and began bidding at just £23,000. It eventually sold for £26,600, which is well shy of trade book for a car with at least £10,000 of extras.

(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 ‘nav’ are specified when they are not standard.)

Alfa MiTo 1.4TD M/Air 170 Cloverleaf, 2010/60, 27k miles £10,500s

Audi A3 Sportback 1.9TDIE Sport 5-dr, 09 reg, 115k miles £5,150p

Audi A3 Sportback 1.9TDIE Sport 5-dr, 09 reg, 93k miles £7,400s

Audi A3 Sportback 1.9TDIE Sport 5-dr, 09 reg, 81k miles £7,650p

Audi A3 Sportback 1.9TDIE Sport 5-dr, 09 reg, 34k miles £10,200s

Audi A3 Sportback 1.9TDIE Sport 5-dr, 09 reg, 25k miles £10,700p

Audi A3 Sportback 1.9TDIE Sport 5-dr, 09 reg, 17k miles £10,900

Audi A3 Sportback 1.9TDIE Sport 5-dr, 09 reg, 36k miles £11,050

Audi A3 Sportback 1.9TDIE Sport 3-dr, 2009/59, 73k miles £8,250s

Audi A3 Sportback 1.9TDIE Sport 5-dr, 2009/59, 46k miles £9,400s

Audi TT 1.8TFSI Roadster, 09 reg, 15k miles £14,000s

Audi A4 2.0TDI 120 SE saloon, 2009/59, 83k miles £10,800s

Audi A5 2.0TFSI 211 Sport coupe, 2008/58, 80k miles £11,100s

Audi A5 2.0TDI 170 SE cabrio, 11 reg, 25k miles £18,600s

Audi A6 Avant 2.0TDI 170 S line Multi, 10 reg, 36k miles £17,600s

BMW 118d ES 5-dr, 08 reg, 89k miles £5,200s

BMW 120d SE coupe, 2008/58, 64k miles £8,400p

BMW 118d ES 5-dr, lthr, 09 reg, 94k miles £9,500s

BMW 318i 143 ES, 08 reg, 36k miles £7,350p

BMW 320d M Sport Highline con, 09 reg, 80k miles £14,500p

BMW 320d M Sport auto, 2009/58, 62k miles £11,450s

BMW 325i M Sport Highline con auto, 2009/59, 47k miles £16,500s

BMW 325i M Sport Highline con auto, 2009/59, 40k miles £17,900s

BMW 318d ED Exclusive,11 reg, 16k miles £16,500s

BMW 525d SE manual, 06 reg, 81k miles £6,400s

BMW 520d 177SE Touring manual, 2008/58, 83k miles £8,150s

BMW 520d 177SE Sport Touring auto, 2009/59, 67k miles £14,200p

Citroen C5 2.0HFDI 160 VTR+, 2-11/61, 6k miles £11,900s

Ford Fiesta 1.6TDCI Econetic 5-dr, 2009/59, 25k miles £6,750s

Ford Focus 1.6TDCI 110 Zetec 5-dr, 08 reg, 175k miles £2,850s

Ford Focus 1.6i Studio estate, 09 reg, 17k miles £6,350s

Ford Focus 2.0TDCI 136 Tit est, 2008/58, 127k miles £4,050s

Ford Focus 2.0TDCI 136 Tit est, 2008/58, 76k miles £5,500s

Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI Titanium est, 08 reg, 74k miles £6,650s

Ford S-Max 2.0TDCI Zetec, 09 reg, 49k miles £10,700s

Honda Civic 2.2iCTDI Type S GT, 2009/59, 60k miles £7,900s

Hyundai Accent 1.4 Atlantic auto, 2008/58, 76k miles £2.025s

Jaguar X-Type 2.0D S estate, lthr, 09 reg, 30k miles £9,700s

Jaguar XF 2.7D Premium Luxury, 09 reg, 27k miles £19,000s

Jaguar XF 3.0i V6 Luxury, 10 reg, 35k miles £17,200s

Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0CRD Overld, 2009/59, 80k miles £11,800s

KIA Sedona 2.9CRDI TS, 2009/59, 32k miles £10,300s

Mazda 6 2.0D 140 TS 5-dr, 2008/58, 91k miles £4,500s

Mercedes C180K Sport Coupe SE, auto, 07 reg, 59k miles £6,100s

Mercedes C200 CSI Sport manual, 2009/58, 83k miles £10,225

Mercedes E220CDI Blue auto, lthr, 11 reg, 13k miles £20,400s

Mercedes SL500, lthr, 05 reg, 96k miles £10,200n/s

Nissan Qashqai 1.6 Visia, 2009/59, 29k miles £8,900s

Peugeot 207 16 HDI 110 GT 3-dr, 07 reg, 117k miles £2,300s

Peugeot 207 1.4 16v S 5-dr, 2007/57, 36k miles £4,400s

Porsche Boxster 3.4S PDK (big spec), 10 reg, 35k miles £26,600s

Renault Grand Scenic 1.5DCI 106 Dyn, 08 reg, 70k miles £3,500s

Skoda Octavia 1.9TDI PD SE estate, 2010/60, 39k miles £9,450s

Skoda Superb 1.6TDI Green II S estate, 11 reg, 22k miles £13,450p

Skoda Yeti 2.0TDI CR 140 4x4 Eleg, 2010/60, 42k miles £14,900p

Toyota Yaris 1.0VVT-I TR 3-dr, 09 reg, 21k miles £4,900s

Toyota Verso 1.8i V-matic T Spirit, 09 reg, 62k miles £7,550s

Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 Club 3-dr auto, 2009/59, 38k miles £4,450s

Vauxhall Astra 1.9CDTI 150 SRI 3-dr, 09 reg, 45k miles £6,500s

Vauxhall Astra J 1.6 16v 115 SRI, 11 reg, 20k miles £8,050p

Vauxhall Insigina 2.0CDTI 130 Exc Tourer, 09 reg, 88k miles £5,850p

Vauxhall Insigina 2.0CDTI 160SRI 5-dr, 09 reg, 55k miles £7,150s

Vauxhall Insigina 2.0CDTI 160 Exc saloon, 09 reg, 37k miles £7,300s

Vauxhall Insigina 2.0CDTI 160SRI 5-dr, 09 reg, 44k miles £7,550s

VW Polo 1.9TDI PD 100 Sport 5-dr, 08 reg, 91k miles £4,800s

VW Golf 2.0SDI S, 08 reg, 58k miles £5,000s

VW Golf 1.9TDI 105 Match, 09 reg, 71k miles £6,425

VW Golf VI 1.4TSI 160 GT, 09 reg, 32k miles £9,600s

VW Eos 1.4TSI SE, 09 reg, 100k miles £7,250s

VW Scirocco 2.0TSI GT DSG, 09 reg, 26k miles £13,900p

VW Scirocco 2.0TSI R, 10 reg, 104k miles £15,600s

VW Passat 1.4TSI S estate, 08 reg, 48k miles £3,875s

VW Passat 2.0TDI 110 CR Bluemotion, 09 reg, 42k miles £7,950s

VW Passat 2.0TDI 140 CR High est DSG, 09 reg, 44k miles £10,050s

VW Passat 2.0TDI 140 CR Highline est, 09 reg, 22k miles £10,750s

VW Passat 2.0TDI 110 CR Highline est, 10 reg, 58k miles £8,600s

VW Passat 2.0TDI 110 CR Highline est, 10 reg, 50k miles £9,900s

Volvo XC60 D5 205 S manual, 09 reg, 39k miles £15,700s

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