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£50 BMW at Auction Today

Fri, 07 May 2004
It had 93,000 on the clock and it didn’t run too well, but the alloys alone on this 87D 318i had to be worth more than £50. A relatively clean 101k mile 92K Peugeot 405 1.6GR was £40 and a dog of a 124k mile 92K Rover 414 SLI with body damage but an MOT until October sold for £30.

In contrast, a private bidder paid all of £13,650 for a 98S Mercedes ML320 7-seater with leather, but 62k miles unwarranted and no service history.

An 11 month old 4k mile 03 reg Mazda 6 2.0TS 5-door made the model look strong by selling for £10,600, which is at least £1,000 more than a same age, same mileage Mondeo 2.0 Zetec. A 5 month old 2004/53 reg 272 mile Meriva 1.6 Enjoy finally sold today for just £7,850. A pair of BMW 525iSEs which have been at Blackbushe for a while are attracting lower and lower bids. £7,875 was tops for the met grey 102k mile 2001/51 reg and £7,450 for the met green 85k mile 2001Y.

Someone saw a bit of value in a one owner 154k mile 94M Xantia TD Dimension and paid £425 for it. A 30k mile 02 reg Honda Stream 1.7 VTEC 7-seater went for what looked to me to be a bargain £6,700. A 38k mile 2000W Jeep Wrangler 4.0 Sahara manual, complete with hard and soft tops, winch, snorkel and a padded bra over the front sold for £7,150. A 27k mile 2002/51 reg Alfa 166 3.0V6 Super in Nuovola Blue attracted a lot of trade bidding to sell for £10,600, yet an unwarranted mileage 99T Alfa GTV 3.0 V6 Lusso sold for a derisory £6,550. A one lady owner 38k mile 98S Toyota Starlet 1.3S with alloys and CD sold for a serious £2,050.

Sorry to give you such a jumbled report but that was the nature of today’s sale. Hard to categorise anything.

Upcoming, It’s Top Car again on Monday 10th May, together with a Black Horse Finance executive selection, Lex and Leaseplan fleet sales in Hall 2 and plenty of part-exchanges in Hall 3.

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 on Tuesday 11th May at Leominster Market on the A49 by-pass, Leominster, Herefordshire, start time 11.00am, phone: 01568 611325, website:


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