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New Mondeos at Auction Today

Fri, 14 Sep 2001
As predicted, the unloading of 'X' and 'Y' reg ex-rental cars has begun, but in a very controlled manner to try and keep prices as high as possible.

The 2001X, 12,617 mile Mondeo 2.0iLX in the photo bid to £9,900 provisional, which is roughly where the first 9 month old batch of Mk I Mondeos were when Ford released them back in late 1993. A pair of 2001Y Mondeo 2.0DI LX diesels bid to £10,900 and £11,500, so no bargains there just yet.

In contrast, Focuses have at last begun to slip a bit. They are still making strong money, with £8,250 apiece apparently bid for a pair of 2001X 3-door and 5-door 1.8 Zetecs with a/c and 12,000 to 15,000 miles. But an older 45,000 mile 99T Focus 1.4CL 5-door in State Blue and with a/c sold for £5,175, which is the lowest I've seen so far.

Citroen fronted some possibly ex-press fleet Xsara Estates, Xantia HDIs and a Picasso. The 7,000 and 15,000 mile 2000X Xsara HDI 90 LX estates with a/c bid to £8,350 and £8,200. The 2000X Xantia HDI 90 and HDI 110 SXs with 5,000 to 12,000 miles bid to between £8,450 and £9,700. While the 9,000 mile 2000X Picasso 1.8SX in very attractive light metallic blue and with a full-length sunroof bid to a strong £8,950.

Probably the best value among ex-rentals today was a pretty, 12,000 mile 2001X Rover 25 1.4IS (103ps) 5-door in metallic British Racing Green with alloy wheels and sunroof. It sold for £7,250. Best value amongst other offerings was an 83,000 mile 96P Jaguar X300 XJ6 3.2 with a/c and leather which started at just £5,500 and bid to just £7,300. While a 133,000 mile 97R Mondeo GLXTD was almost dirt cheap, selling for £2,425.

But scarcity and status still attracts the money. At least half a dozen traders had a 47,000 mile 98S Audi S4 sold over the phone before they bid, which explained why it made a whopping £18,600.

To subscribe to BCA Auctionview, giving composite prices achieved and details of cars in upcoming BCA auctions, visit Full list of auction centres throughout the country at (go back to the home-page and click on auction directory).

There will be a HUGE 4X4 SALE held by Brightwells at Leominster Market on the A49 Leominster Bypass at 11.00am on Tuesday 18th September. Details from Brightwells on 01568 611325, e-mail: or visit

Two classic car auctions are coming up the week after next:-
24th September: British Car Auctions (afternoon sale), Bridgwater Auction Centre, Bristol Road (A38), Bridgwater, tel: 01252 877317 (7%); Starts 12.00 noon. Website
26th September: H&H Classic Car Auction, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, tel: 01925 730630 (5%) (sale date number: 01298 72184; mobs: 0836 702737 and 0850 390158); Website
(Entry lists for both classic auctions on the news page at


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