Cheap and Dear at Auction Today

Fri, 09 Sep 2005
This 26k mile 2004/53 RX8 192 with leather was a cheap way to get the look, if not the full driving experience, at £14,100.

A 6k mile 2004/54 Honda Accord 2.4 Executive auto was good value at £12,100. A facelift 85k mile 02 reg Mercedes ML270CDI auto with leather and 7 seats wasn’t bad for £15,950. A 63k mile Y reg X5 4.4i Sport sold for £17,600. A 31k mile 03 reg Megane 1.5 DCI 80 Authentique made sense at £5,300. And a new shape 42k mile 03 reg Micra 1.0E seemed seriously cheap at £2,700.

But there is still a shortage of the cars the market wants so plenty of others were dear for the time of year.

A 32k mile 2003/53 reg Volvo XC90 SE D5 Geartronic bid strongly to sell for £26,450 (not all that far off a new one in Week’s best Deals). An old shape 44k mile 2003/53 Corolla Verso T2 D-4D sold for £7,550. A 66k mile 2001/51 BMW 530i Sport auto was way over at £13,500. And a 36k mile 02 reg MINI One with alloys and a/c made more than Cooper money at £8,100, perhaps an effect of being three insurance groups lower.

£12k looked like export money for an 84k mile 2001/51 Honda S2000. While finally selling for £16,250, a 127k mile 02 reg new shape Mercedes CLK 240 Avantgarde had to be one for the Far East Ferry.

More sensible mid-way prices were £28,500 for an 80k mile 2002/52 Range Rover 2.9TD4 Vogue auto, a £20,800 top bid for a 70k mile 02 reg X5 3.0d Sport auto and £6,200 for a 15k mile 2003/52 Honda Jazz 1.4SE,

Classic of the day was a 155k mile 1985C BMW 635CSI in quite smart shape reserved at the £700 p/x allowance, but sold for £1,650.


Upcoming Sales:-

Monday 12th
Top Car Auction 11.00am
(Included in the line-up is a rare Mercedes CL55 AMG)
Also Black Horse Motor Finance, Porsche Retail p/x, Fleet & Finance, Leaseplan, Franchised Dealer p/x, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Reg Vardy p/x, Hartwell p/x, Pendragon p/x.

Wednesday 14th
Fleet & Finance, Leaseplan, Alphabet, Lex Vehicle Leasing, ING Car Leasing, General section, Dealer Direct, Franchised Dealer p/x, Jardine p/x, Ridgeway Group p/x, Sytner p/x Snows p/x, Whites p/x, Inchcape p/x, Black Horse.

Thursday 15th
Light Commercials 10.00am start.
Dagenham Motors, Northgate, Royal Mail, Lloyds TSB, Lex Vehicle Leasing, Lombard, Citroen, Fleet Direct

Friday 16th
Fleet & Finance section, Citroen, Hitachi Capital, LTSB Autolease, Interleasing, Motability, Vauxhall Leasing, General section, Private Direct, Inchcape p/x, Lancaster p/x, Dealer Direct.

Monday 19th
Fleet & Finance, Lex Vehicle Leasing, Porsche Retail p/x, Franchised Dealer p/x, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Reg Vardy p/x, Hartwell p/x, Pendragon p/x.

Tuesday 20th

Special Honda Sale

Wednesday 21st
Fleet & Finance, Renault Financial Services, Lex Vehicle Leasing, General section, Leaseplan, Hitachi Finance, Dealer Direct, Franchised Dealer p/x, Jardine p/x, Sytner p/x, Andrew Rowley p/x, Snows p/x, Whites p/x, Inchcape p/x, Black Horse.

Thursday 22nd
Light Commercials 10.00am start.
Dagenham Motors, Royal Mail, Arriva, Peugeot, Leaseplan, Northgate, Hitachi, Fleet Direct.

Friday 23rd
Fleet & Finance section, Bank of Scotland, Hitachi Capital, LTSB Autolease, Motability, Peugeot, Citroen, General section, Private Direct, Inchcape p/x, Lancaster p/x, Dealer Direct.

Monday 26th
Top Car Auction 11.00am
Black Horse Motor Finance, Porsche Retail p/x, Fleet & Finance, Leaseplan, Lex Vehicle Leasing, Franchised Dealer p/x, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Reg Vardy p/x, Hartwell p/x, Pendragon p/x, West London Nissan p/x

Wednesday 28th
Fleet & Finance, Leaseplan, Alphabet, Lex Vehicle Leasing, ING Car Leasing, Citroen, Leaseplan, General section, Jardine p/x, Ridgeway Group p/x, Sytner p/x Snows p/x, Whites p/x, Inchcape p/x, Black Horse.

Thursday 29th
Light Commercials 10.00am start.
Dagenham Motors, Northgate, Royal Mail, Lloyds TSB. Lex Vehicle Leasing, Arriva, Fleet Direct

Friday 30th
Fleet & Finance section, Hitachi Capital, LTSB Autolease, Interleasing, Motability, Peugeot, Vauxhall Leasing, General section, Private Direct, Inchcape p/x, Lancaster p/x, Dealer Direct.

As always the best way to look for a specific car coming up at a BCA auction or to pre-check a day’s sale is to visit www.auctionview.co.uk If you are a BCA account holder 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 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: www.brightwells.com

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