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Cheap part-exchanges starting to flood the auctions

Wed, 07 Sep 2005
Despite worries that 55 reg was not going to be as big as the trade needed, the auctions have been refreshed by a wave of part-exchanges and de-fleetings.

Not all were as cheap as this one-owner 102k mile 88F Volvo 340 GLS. It sold for £60, but the battered 123k mile 96P Golf CL diesel that followed it made a strong £1,000 and the 114k mile 97R Golf 1.4L that followed that sold for £1,175. And a really bashed about 142k mile 98R Subaru Legacy 2.0GLS estate with a much used towhook that came through a few cars later sold for £500.

Upscale a long way, there were quite a few first sightings today. A 13k mile 05 reg Volvo V50 2.0 S diesel bid to £14,100 provisional, a 35k mile 04 reg Golf GT TDI 140 sold for £11,700, a black 2k mile 05 reg new shape Mercedes SLK 200K manual sold for £25,400, and a 3k mile 05 reg Honda FR-V 1.7 SE sold for £12,700.

Audi A4 convertibles looked dear now the facelifted one has been announced with the same range of engines as the facelifted A4. A 22k mile 03 reg 1.8T convertible bid to £17,800; another, with 25k, bid to £17,900; and a 25k mile 03 reg 1.8T Sport convertible sold for £19,400. Yet a pair of 53 reg Audi TT 150 Roadsters with 11k and 20k miles were quite reasonable at £14,300 and £15,000.

Crazy bidding overwhelmed a 96k mile 02 reg BMW 530i Sport Auto that should have sold for around £10k, yet made a cool £11,400. Not far off an 87k mile 02 reg 530d auto that sold for £11,150. An 83k mile 2000X 330iSE Touring auto made more sense at £8,500.

Hall 1 was occupied most of the morning by a mega RFS sale. A pair of 04 reg RenaultSport Clio 182s with 11k and 22k miles sold for £10,050 and £9,800. Only £2k under their new discounted price of around £11,750 to £12,000. A late 04 reg 7k mile Vel Satis 3.0DCI Privilege auto with leather (the top spec) sold for a serious £14,700 and its older sister, a 10k mile 02 3.0DCI Privilege auto but with cloth seats sold for £10,200.

But buy of the day had to be an 04 reg last of the old shape Jaguar Sovereign 4.0 litres with 39k miles and full Jaguar service history which sold for £11,300.


Upcoming Sales:-

Thursday 8th
Light Commercials 10.00am start.
Arriva, Dagenham Motors, Royal Mail, Peugeot, Northgate, Leaseplan, Hitachi, Fleet Direct.

Friday 9th
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 12th
Top Car Auction 11.00am
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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