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Usual Early November Standoff at Car Auction Today

It’s the time of year when vendors try to hang out for good money but traders know they will have to drop within a couple of weeks or face having their money tied up in cars for 6 – 8 weeks over the crucial financial year end.

So don’t pay too much attention to the ‘sold’ prices in the list below. Think of them more as a vendor’s wish list than what the cars are actually worth.

That said, some cars definitely did sell for sensible money. One was a useful spec 95k miles 2009/59 Mondeo 2.0TDCI Edge automatic estate that will probably see another 5,000 miles under its wheels as a mini-cab during the Christmas period. That went for £4,900.

FIAT 500s are still much wanted and a black 18k mile 2002/59 Pop with a/c sold for £5,800. I could also believe £6,700 paid for a 22k mile 2010/60 reg Honda Jazz 1.2i-VTEC SE.

Suzuki Altos were being hyped. £5,650 for a 13k mile 2010/60 reg SZ4 made no sense when new base models are up on dealer lots for under £6,000. £4,300 for a 10k miles 2010/60 reg Chevrolet Spark 1.2LS was a bit more believable. As was £3,350 for an older 27k mile 09 reg Alto.

A 35k mile 2010/60 BMW F10 520dSE auto almost certainly sold for £19,900, despite a badly repainted nearside front wing. So was an 85k mile 2009/59 Toyota Prius 1.8 T3 ex taxi for £7,300.

There were six 2010/60 Volvo S60 D3 163 ES models in the sale with 15k – 25k miles, some selling for around £12,000; some not.

But looking bargain of the day was a dark green 34k mile 2008/58 Ford S-Max 2.0TDCI 140 Edge automatic that apparently CAPs at £10,100 but bid to only £7,500 and would probably come for £8,500.

Killed by the colour.

(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 Giulietta 1.6JTDM Veloce, 2011/61, 15k miles £10,700p

Audi A3 1.9TDI SE, 2009/59, 27k miles £9,300p

Audi A3 2.0TDI 140, 2010/60, 19k miles £10,400p

Audi A3 2.0TDI 140 sport cab s-tron, 2009/59, 13k miles £14,400s

Audi A3 1.9TDIE SE Sportback, 09 reg, 72k miles £8,200s

Audi A3 1.9TDIE SE Sportback, 2009/59, 54k miles £8,150p

Audi A3 1.9TDIE SE Sportback, 2009/59, 34k miles £8,900p

Audi A3 1.9TDIE SE Sportback, 2009/59, 18k miles £9,900p

Audi A4 2.0TDI 143 Exec s-line, 2009/59, 22k miles £13,800p

Audi A4 2.0TDI 143 Exec s-line, mult, 2009/59, 24k miles £14,900s

Audi TT 2.0TDI quattro s-line, 2010/60, 32k miles £18,200s

Audi A5 2.0TFSI s-line cabrio, 2009/59, 25k miles £16,400p

BMW 116d SE 5-dr man, 2009/59, 47k miles £8,750s

BMW 116i ES 5-dr man, 2009/59, 29k miles £8,900s

BMW 116i SE 5-dr auto, 2009/59, 19k miles £10,150s

BMW 118i M-Sport 5-dr, 2009/59, 20k miles £10,800p

BMW 118i ES convertible, 2009/59, 17k miles £12,000p

BMW X1 S-Drive 118dSE, lthr, 11 reg, 14k miles £16,100s

BMW 318i ES Touring, 2009/59, 67k miles £8,500s

BMW 318i SE, 2009/59, 48k miles £9,000n/s

BMW 320i SE coupe, 2010/60, 25k miles £12,900s

BMW E60 520d 177 M-Sport Business, 2009/59, 68k miles £12,400p

BMW F10 520dSE auto, lthr, nav, 2010/60, 35k miles £19,900s

Chevrolet Spark 1/2LS, a/c, 2010/60, 10k miles £4,300s

Chevrolet Aveo 1.2LS, 09 reg, 23k miles £3,000s

Chevrolet Aveo 1.2LS, 09 reg, 26k miles £3,200s

Citroen C1 Splash 5-dr, 10 reg, 20k miles £4,700p

FIAT 500 1.2 Pop, a/c, 2009/59, 18k miles £5,800s

Ford Fiesta 1.4TDCI Titanium, 2009/59, 18k miles £6,800s

Ford Fiesta 1.6TDCI Econetic, 2009/59, 22k miles £6,250p

Ford Fiesta 1.6TDCI Titanium, 2009/59, 29k miles £6,500s

Ford Fiesta 1.6TDCI Titanium, 2009/59, 31k miles £6,500s

Ford Fiesta 1.6TDCI Titanium, 2009/59, 25k miles £6,600s

Ford Focus 1.8TDCI 115 Zetec, 09 reg, 20k miles £7,650s

Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 140 Edge est aut, 2009/59, 95k miles £4,900s

Ford S-Max 2.0TDCI 140 Edge auto, 2008/58, 34k miles £7,500vp

Honda Jazz 1.2 i-VTEC SE, 2010/60, 22k miles £6,700s

Honda Jazz 1.4 i-VTEC EX, 2009/59, 42k miles £6,500p

Honda Civic 2.2iCTDI EX GT, 2009/59, 37k miles £9,300s

KIA cee’d 2.0CRDI Sportwagon, 2009/59, 106k miles £3,600p

Mercedes SLK 200K auto, lthr, 2010/60, 10k miles £17,000p

Merc C250 CDI Blue Sport est auto, 2010/60, 15k miles £17,900p

Mercedes E350 CDI Blue SE auto, 2010/60, 20k miles £21,800s

Nissan Qashqai 1.6i Visia. 2009/59, 26k miles £8,300p

Renault Megane 2.5DCI86 Exp coupe, 2009/59, 51k miles £5,600p

Suzuki Alto 1.0, 09 reg, 27k miles £3,350s

Suzuki Alto 1.0 SZ4, 2010/60, 11k miles £5,450s

Suzuki Alto 1.0 SZ4, 2010/60, 13k miles £5,650s

Toyota Yaris 1.0 VVT-I TR 3-dr, 2009/59, 44k miles £4,300s

Toyota Avensis 1.8i V-matic TR, 2009/59, 46k miles £7,000n/s

Toyota Avensis 2.0 D-4D T2, 2009/59, 26k miles £7,900p

Toyota Prius 1.8 T3 hybrid, 2009/59, 85k miles £7,300s

Toyota Prius 1.8 T3 hybrid, 2009/59, 80k miles £7,500n/s

Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Club 5-dr, 09 reg, 15k miles £5,300s

Vauxhall Corsa 1.3CDTI Eco S 5-dr, 2010/60, 18k miles £5,500s

Vauxhall Astra 1.8VVTI Sport Twintop, 2009/59, 30k miles £4,850s

Vauxhall Zafira 1.9CDTI 120 Life, 2008/58, 26k miles £6,200s

VW Golf 1.7TDI 90 S estate, 11 reg, 15k miles £11,200s

VW Scirocco 2.0TDI 140 GT, 2009/59, 21k miles £12,800p

Volvo S60 D3 163ES man, 2010/60, 30k miles £11,100p

Volvo S60 D3 163ES man, 2010/60, 26k miles £11,300s

Volvo S60 D3 163ES man, 2010/60, 23k miles £11,500s

Volvo S60 D3 163ES man, 2010/60, 17k miles £11,800s

Volvo S60 D3 163ES Geartronic, 2010/60, 21k miles £12,200s

Volvo S60 D3 163ES Geartronic, 2010/60, 17k miles £12,500s


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Beth    on 13 November 2012

Thanks for the information about police
auctions very helpful. http://www.policeauctions.com/

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