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Auction Prices Starting to Level Off

Fri, 19 Jan 2001
There is now some evidence, admittedly not a lot, that after the big early January rises auction prices may have peaked. One trader paid £4,000 for a 19,000 mile 99T Fiat Punto 60S 5-door in fridge white, then found he hadn’t had to as another three with mileages of 15,000 to 19,000 came his way for £3,700 to £3,775. A batch of four 15,000 mile Nissan Micra 1.0 3-door Profile models all sold for £4,050 to £4,150. An 83,000 mile 98R BMW 318i coupe sold for £8,750 which is last year’s money for a three year old; a 66,000 mile 97R BMW 318i with a/c sold for £7,225; a 32,000 mile 98R facelift Peugeot 306Xsi with a/c in attractive metallic red for £6,775; a 61,000 mile 98R VW Passat 1.8SE Turbo for £6,000; a 64,000 mile 98S Mazda 626 2.0SE with leather for £5,450; a 68,000 mile 98S Toyota Avensis 1.8GS for £5,000; and a pair of new shape 99S 40,000 mile Astra Envoy estates for £5,000 apiece. However, strong money was still being paid forAudis. A 77,000 mile 97P Audi A3 1.6SE sold to the trade for £7,100; a 79,000 mile 97R A3 T Sport for £8,400; and an admittedly rare 57,000 mile 99S A3 TDI 110 SE for a huge £11,800 – a full £3,300 more than the first bid. A 60,000 mile 97R Chrysler Grand Voyager 3.3 auto made a high £11,050; 30,000 mile 99V Alfa 156 2.0TS Sport sold for £11,450; an 11,000 mile 2000V Alfa 156 2.5 V6 six speed Sport sold for £13,950; and, even though it was snowing outside, a 7,000 mile 97P BMW 320i convertible with leather sold for a resounding £15,200. Full list of UK auction centres in the Directory on this website. To subscribe to BCAs Auctionview, giving composite prices achieved and details of cars in upcoming BCA auctions, visit


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