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Cheap SEATs at Auction Today

Fri, 30 Jul 2004
Despite a leggy 95k miles, this 2001X Toledo V5 looked value at a top bid of just £3,350. And a 30k mile Y reg Leon 20VT Cupra with a flash set of alloys surprised me by selling for just £6,400. But a 70k mile Y reg Alhambra TDI PD 115 6-speed was all the money at £8,850. A 22k miles unwarranted 2003/53 reg Skoda Octavia 1.8RS 180bhp, that had apparently been a very quick taxi, sold for £8,300.

The auction today was very busy for this time of year with a vast crowd showing up for the big Lloyds TSB Autolease section.

Highlights were a 63k mile 2001X Mercedes S320 CDI sold for £23,500, a 26k mile Y reg Porsche Boxter 3.2S Tiptronic with factory hard-top, sold for £26,700 and a 57k mile 2002/52 911/996 Carrera 2 convertible, also with factory hard-top, sold for £45,400.

Xantias are now amazing value with a 48k mile Y reg LX HDI 110 sold for £3,250. Much more sense than a 79k Y reg C5 HDI 110 SX sold for £3,950.

But bargains of the day had to be a Y reg BMW 330iSE Touring, well up on the miles at 125k, apparently bid to £7,750 provisional. And a 19k mile 2003/53 reg Nissan Primera 2.2 TD 136PS SE, actually sold for £7,750.

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

Don’t forget the Classic and Historic auction tomorrow, Saturday 31st. For details, go to

Brightwells next HUGE WEEKLY 4x4 SALE takes place on Tuesday 3rd August at Leominster Market on the A49 by-pass, Leominster, Herefordshire, start time 11.00am, phone: 01568 611325, website:


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