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Todays Auction Ups and Downs

Wed, 24 Jan 2001
There were some low bids at BCA Blackbushe today, but prices of most late low mileage cars remain very firm. 15 month old Ford Focuses dont seem to want to drop below the £8,000 barrier with £9,050 paid for a 13,000 mile 99V Ghia TD with steel wheels; £8,900 paid for a 36,000 mile 99V 2.0 Ghia with alloy wheels; £8,400 paid for an 8,000 mile 99V 1.8Zetec with a/c; and £8,200 paid for a 19,000 mile 99V 1.8 Ghia with steel wheels. £7,875 was not enough for a damaged 12,000 mile 99V 2.0 Ghia with alloys and nor was £8,000 bid for a 17,000 mile 99V 1.8 Ghia in doom blue with steel wheels. But 7-seater Peugeot 406 2.0GLX Estate cars have become more reasonable. A trio of 99Vs with 15,000 to 19,000 miles sold for between £9,800 and £10,100. The other way to buy seven seats on the day was to go for a 99V Citroen Synergie 1.9TD SX, two of which with 15,000 and 28,000 miles sold for £10,900 and £11,850. If you were after a sports car you could have gone for a repossessed 26,000 mile 97R Toyota MR2 2.0 litre which bid to £8,975; a 63,000 mile repo 96P BMW M3 Evo which bid to £15,450; an unwarranted 21,000 mile repo 96N Porsche 993 3.6 Carrera 4 which bid to £33,900; or an unwarranted 33,000 mile repo 96N Lotus Esprit 2.2 S4S which sold for £17,700. Top bids for luxurious cars included a low £17,000 for a 54,000 mile 98S Jaguar Sovereign 4.0V8 long-wheelbase; £16,900 for a 63,000 mile 98R Mercedes E430 Elegance and £18,700 for an unwarranted 48,000 mile repo 99T Mercedes E300TD Avantgarde, but another E300TD Avantgarde, this time a 98R with 97,000 miles, sold for £15,900. A high provisional bid of £9,750 for an old shape 23,000 mile 99T Renault Megane Scenic dti Monaco looked too high compared to a bid of £9,450 which secured a new shape 34,000 mile 99V Scenic dti Alize. Low bids of the day were just £575 for an unwarranted mile 94M Mondeo 1.8iLX, £2,050 for a 102,000 mile Xantia 2.0iSX Estate, £3,800 for a 21,000 mile 98R Daewoo Nubira 2.0CDX automatic estate with a blowing exhaust and £5,275 for a 125,000 mile 97R Audi A6 1.8T with a/c and alloys. Full list of UK auction centres in the Directory on this website. To subscribe to BCA Auctionview, giving composite prices achieved and details of cars in upcoming BCA auctions, visit


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