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Plenty of Variety in Monday Auction

Mon, 09 Apr 2001
In what was expected to be a fairly small sale, BCA Blackbushe had something for everyone today, from a 1972 VW Beetle to a monster 1994 Mercedes S500. The Beetle was superficially smart in metallic turquoise, had a low but unwarranted mileage of 46,000 and was, of course, VED free. It sold for £1,000. The Mercedes had 58,000 mile, not warranted, but the condition of the leather seats indicated more to me despite a full service history and a stamp in October 2000 at 54,000 miles. It bid to a provisional £9,800, which was £1,800 more than my mate was prepared to pay.

Ancient part-exchanges seem to be on the floor again. A scruffy 114,000 mile 90G Cavalier 2.0Gli reserved at £100 sold for £100. £110 bought either an 80,000 mile 87E Escort 1.4L 5-door or an unwarranted mileage 89G Peugeot 309Gti 3-door. An unwarranted 86,000 mile 86C Escort RS Turbo that looked like it had seen a fair few carpark grands prix bid to just £575. A 140,000 mile 85C Golf GTi 5-door with a sunroof and PPP alloys stuck at £225. Bidding for a 104,000 mile 92K facelift Peugeot 405 2.0 SRi ran out of enthusiasm at £700. But a 76,000 mile 90G VW Golf 1.6 Driver did well to sell for £900.

Last week's cheap 16,000 mile 99T Peugeot 306 2.0 convertible sold again this week for £10,725, representing a £575 profit for someone. A tricked up repossessed 97R SAAB 900 2.0SE Turbo convertible with an unwarranted 69,000 miles and nearside wheels that looked as if they'd slammed against a particularly high kerb bid to £10,800. But bargain convertible was a 39,000 mile 97R Rover 216 automatic which sold for £5,400.

Nothing much sold in the fleet finance direct section and even the bidding for power steered 14,000 mile Nissan Micra Profiles was down with top bid on the day just £3,875, well below last week's levels.

Surprise high bids which bought the cars were £3,900 for a 95,000 mile Peugeot 605 2.1 SVTD automatic with a flat battery and a very unwise £9,100 for a 13,000 mile 98S Megane Scenic 2.0 RXE automatic.

To subscribe to BCA Auctionview, giving composite prices achieved and details of cars in upcoming BCA auctions, visit Remember that on Wednesday 11th April H&H holds one of its excellent classic auction sales at Pavilion Gardens, Buxton. H&H still charges a low buyers premium of just 5% and entries include rarities such as a 1931 Talbot 75/90 four seater DHC and a 1936 MG PB roadster. More at or telephone 09003 416294 for a fax-back of entries (calls charges at 60p a minute).


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