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New Shape Mondeo £2,850 at Auction Today

Wed, 13 Oct 2004
It had to happen and now it has. There were masses of ordinary cars at auction today, so they had to be cheap. And they were.

Y reg Mondeos showed the way. A 79k mile 1.8 Zetec sold for £4,000, a 95k mile 2.0LX estate sold for £3,525, a 102k mile 1.8 Zetec sold for £3,300, a 98k mile 1.8 Zetec sold for £3,200, and the 108k mile 1.8LX in the photo sold for £2,850.

In the same vein, Passats too were far from crazy money. A 108k mile 2001/51 2.0SE sold for £3,850 and a 104k mile facelift Y reg TDI PD 100 for £5,050. Though that was confounded slightly by four old shape 2000X TDI PD 115 Tiptronics with mileages between 112k and 151k which sold from £3,925 to a silly £4,525.

Some part-exchanges were for practically nothing. A 97k mile 93L Jeep Cherokee 4.0 sold for £1,500, a 126k mile 97R Renault Scenic 1.6RN for £1,150, a 63k mile 97P Alfa 145 2.0 litre Cloverleaf for £1,075 and a rare 130k mile 93L Australian Mitsubishi Signum 3.0V6 auto estate for a paltry £250.

The more desirable stuff stayed dear. A 41k Y reg BMW 320i 2.2SE sold for £10,750, a 34k mile 2001/51 318iSE Touring sold for £11,500, and a damage repaired 16k mile 04 reg Audi A3 TDI 140 DSG for a whopping £17,700.

There will be another big sale on Friday. But the event of the week is tomorrow’s big Ford ex-rental sale where you can expect 53 reg Focuses from £6,500 to £7,500 and 53 reg Mondeos from £7,500 to £8,500. Open to the public. “Everybody Welcome”. (Remember to make sure those Focuses have the Climate Pack before you bid.)

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 www.auctionview.co.uk This service also now gives composite price information (average auction price, CAP and Glass’s) and now allows you to buy a selection of cars directly on-line.

For sales at BCA Edinburgh, click here for full details: www.british-car-auctions.co.uk/main.asp?page=60

Brightwells next HUGE WEEKLY 4x4 SALE takes place Tuesday, 19th October at Leominster Market on the A49 by-pass, Leominster, Herefordshire, start time 11.00am, phone: 01568 611325, website: www.brightwells.com

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