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Top Money for Top Cars at BCA Blackbushe

Mon, 05 Feb 2001
Bidding for Top Cars reflected the state of the market at BCA Blackbushe today. Many of the cars that sold made either trade book or above book money. But where the cars were disposed of by fleets as opposed to traders there were still bargains to be had. Well above book were a 55,000 mile 98S BMW 535i V8, sold for £19,600; a 48,000 mile 98S Mercedes C180 Sport automatic, sold for £13,400; a 30,000 mile 98S C180 Classic, sold for £11,900; and a 68,000 mile 97R BMW 323iSE, sold for £10,600. Bang on trade book (and bargains for the private buyer) were a 45,000 mile 97R BMW 318Ti Compact with fat alloys, sold for £8,650 and a 30,000 mile 98S Mercedes C180 Classic, sold for £11,900. But the real bargains included a 68,000 mile 97R Mercedes C180 Esprit, sold for £8,700; a 57,000 mile 94M Jaguar XJR six, sold for £10,500; a 63,000 mile 97P BMW 735i loaded with extras, sold for £13,800; a 50,000 mile 98R BMW 528iSE auto in desirable Glacier Green, sold for £15,650; while in the adjoining hall, another 98R 528iSE auto, this one in silver with 37,000 miles, sold for £16,850 and an 11,000 mile 99V Alfa 156 1.8TS with alloys, leather and high-level spoiler sold for £10,350. Plenty of more exotic machinery didn’t make its money, including a 32,000 mile 98R Mercedes CLK 320 Elegance, bid to £22,800; a 22,000 mile 99V Jaguar S-Type 4.0 V8 bid to £24,200; and a 12,000 mile 99T Porsche Boxter 2.5 Tiptronic, bid to £27,750. 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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