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Best Cars Still Big Money at Auction

Fri, 09 Feb 2001
Even auctions of ex-fleet cars are still seeing big bids for desirable German cars. But, as ever, there are still bargains to be had for opportunists prepared to wave their catalogues at the auctioneer when the bidding is slow. On the one hand, a 15,000 mile 2000W BMW 323 CI coupe sold for £21,400; a 22,000 miles 99T new shape BMW 323i made £16,500 as did a 44,000 mile 98R Mercedes E280 Avant Garde; a 9,000 mile 99V Audi A3 1.8T Sport 5-door sold for £14,600; a 107,000 mile 97R BMW 528i Touring automatic with lots of extras made £12,200; and a 42,000 mile 99S VW Golf Mk IV 1.8 GTi 3-door sold for £10,000. On the other hand, relative bargains of the day were an uncatalogued 10,829 mile 2000W Mercedes E320 Elegance at £26,100 (nearly £5,000 behind trade book); a 19,000 mile 2000W superceded model Mercedes C200 Sport bid to £15,000; a 93,000 mile 96N new shape Jaguar XJ6 3.2 auto with a/c and full service history sold for a mere £6,350 (Arthur Daley take note), and a 91,000 mile 97P Toyota RAV4 2.0GX 5-door automatic sold for a paltry £5,800. 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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