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 www.bca-auctions.co.uk

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