No Change to Auction Buying Patterns

Wed, 21 Feb 2001
German ex-fleet cars are still top of the pile at auction, but a couple of interesting sections added interest to the sale at BCA Blackbushe today. On the one hand we saw £11,000 paid for a 28,000 mile 98S Golf Mk IV GT TDI 110 and £10,550 for an 18,000 mile Golf Mk IV TDI S 90 which lacked even air conditioning. Fords stayed level with £7,925 bid for a 30,000 mile Focus 1.8iLX and £9,300 to £9,375 bid for a threesome of 12,000 mile 2000W Mondeo 2.0 Ghia X automatics with leather. A section of very saleable ex-bodyshop courtesy car 99T Micra Profile 3-doors with power steering sold for between £3,600 and £4,325, depending on mileage which ranged from 10,000 to 30,000 and colours which were either red, white of silver. A silver 13,000 miler was the car sold to a private bidder for £4,325, which was well above trade money. Following this and the street fighting outside the South Korean factory came a section of 90 Daewoos. The first were simply run against the wall be the auctioneer to try and establish a playing field, and it was hard to believe that anyone bid £3,800 for a 62,000 mile 98R Leganza 2.0CDX. But find the right level and everything will sell, so seven lots later a very clean 28,000 mile Silver 98R Leganza 2.0SX sold for £4,200, a 54,000 mile 98R Nubira 2.0CDX estate sold for £3,650, a 13,000 mile 98R Lanos 1.6SX 3-door automatic with a/c sold for £3,775, and a 32,000 mile 98R Lanos 1.6SX 4-door with a/c sold for £3,300. 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 www.bca-auctions.co.uk

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