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Another Cheap Day at Auction

Mon, 31 May 2004
Private buyers flocked to Blackbushe today and plenty of them drove home in bargains.

The Citroen C3 Pluriel in the photo was only a couple of months old, with just 1,000 miles on the clock and everything working, just the rear tonneau missing. Top bid was £7,250 by a well known trade buyer.

However, today being the last day of the month the Bank of Scotland and Lex cars were reserved to sell and Hall 1 was where the real bargains were.

A pair of R reg Mondeo Ghias were £1,400 for the 75k not warranted Ghia X and £1,175 for the 87k not warranted Ghia. A 78k mile 98R 2.0LX was just £925.

X reg BMW 320d SEs came in threes: the 90k milers sold for £8,900 and £9,000, while the 81k miler made £9,800. A pair of W211 E220 CDI Avant Garde autos sold at £25,100 for the 24k mile car and £22,450 for the 50k miler. 4 year old 318iSEs are under £7,000 with a 94k mile May 2000W selling for £6,950. A 35k mile 2002/51 318i SE was £12,800 and a 44k mile 201/51 318Ci coupe was just £12,500.

Even cheaper cheapies included a 58k mile 2001Y Toyota Prius, sold for £6,250; a 95k mile 2000W Golf TDI PD 115, sold for £5,800; a 27k mile 2001Y Focus 2.0 Zetec 3-dr with a/c bid to £5,250; a 47k mile 2001/51 RAV-4 2.0GX 5-door, sold for £11,100; a 14k mile 02 reg FIAT Stilo 2.4 Abarth, sold for £6,850; a 91k mile 2001X Rover 45 2.0TD IE, bid to £2,650; and a 2000V Peugeot 406 2.0HDI 110 LX estate sold for an astonishing £1,950. However, at 215,685 miles it had probably amortised itself.

There’s plenty more going on over the next week with FIATs, ex-fleet cars and part-exchanges on Wednesday, the van sale on Thursday, ex-fleet cars and part-exchanges on Friday, same as today at Blackbushe next Monday, and also next Monday evening a BCA Classic Sale to be held at the Brooklands Museum in Weybridge.

As always the best way to look for a specific car coming up at auction or to pre-check a day’s sale is to visit

Brightwells next HUGE WEEKLY 4x4 SALE takes place tomorrow, 1st June at Leominster Market on the A49 by-pass, Leominster, Herefordshire, start time 11.00am, phone: 01568 611325, website:


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