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<br /> MGF Just £2,450 at Auction Today

Wed, 18 May 2005
It wasn’t a disaster area either. No rips in the hood. No Fred Dibnah impressions from the exhaust system. A minor dent in one of the wings. Otherwise as straight a 96P snatchback as they come with 60,000 miles unwarranted.

MG/Rovers are now on the floor. A 32k mile 03 reg MG ZT 190+ Tourer sold for £7,100. A 53k mile 2000X Rover 75 1.8 Club SE sold for £3,100. And a 34k mile Y reg Nightfire red Rover 45 1.8 Club with a/c, alloys and sunroof sold for just £2,700.

Some of the big stuff was down too. An 88k mile Y reg BMW X5 4.4i Sport failed to bid past £16,500. A 58k mile 02 reg Audi TT 225 sold for £12,500. A 26k mile 03 reg but bright yellow Mercedes SLK 320 Tipfunction bid to £16,800. A 15k mile 03 reg EVO VIII FQ 300 bid to £17,100. And all a 94k mile 97P BMW 740iL managed to raise was £3,750.

But, as always, it wasn’t all that way. Bidding on a 29k mile 2003/53 reg Audi A4 Avant 2.5 V6 TDI 180 quattro was very strong and the car sold for £18,050. A 41k mile Y reg Porsche Boxster 3.2S on 19” alloys raised a top bid of £18,900. And a 6k mile 2004/54 reg KIA Sorento 2.5 CRDI XS auto with a towbar bid to £16,750.

Some Backroomers were talking about buying old Volvo estates as runabouts, but today’s weren’t rock bottom cheap. A 178k mile 92J 940 Turbo estate sold for £675 and a 158k mile 93L 940 Wentworth for £725.

There were three Modus in the Renault Financial Services section. An 8k mile 2004/54 1.4 Dynamique with a/c bid to £7,500, a 6k mile 2004/54 1.5DCI 80 Dynamique with a/c but on steels bid to £7,400. And a 12k mile 2004/54 1.4 Dynamique with a/c and alloys sold for £7,600.

Picassos are possible for around £4,000 if you’re not averse to a few miles. A 120k mile 2002/52 2.0HDI SX sold for £3,850 while a similar car with 104k for £4,200.

And I’m happy to say you can now pick up a Toyota Yaris for under £2,500. A slightly bashed about 65k mile 99T 1.0 VVTI GS 5-dr with PAS sold for £2,400.

Next Top Car sale is at Blackbushe on Monday 23rd May. For Top Car sales at Blackbushe, Measham, Brighouse, and Nottingham, phone 0845 702 3366 or link to Remember, Top Car sales now include sections direct from Black Horse Finance, Bank of Scotland, Porsche retail and BMW Group.

The delayed Ford ex-rental sale is now scheduled for Tuesday 24th May. And there will be a BCA Classic and Historic sale at the Brooklands Museum, Weybridge on Thursday 2nd June. More on that at

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 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:

Brightwells HUGE WEEKLY 4x4 SALE takes place every Tuesday at Easter’s Court on the A49 by-pass, Leominster, Herefordshire, start time 11.00am, phone: 01568 611325, website:


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