Fuel Guzzlers Take a Fall at Top Car Today

Mon, 12 Sep 2005
With petrol now past £1 a litre and likely to stay there, the big stuff had a tough time at auction today. Top bid for this 32k mile 04 reg X5 4.4i Sport with all the kit was £35,000. Best offer for a 29k mile 03 reg Porsche Cayenne Turbo was £49,750. A 37k mile 97R Bentley Turbo RT that had just had a £6,000 service peaked at £26,000. A 53k mile 03 reg blinged-up Range Rover 4.4 with a rorty exhaust system sold for £25,500. A 6k mile 02 reg Ferrari F360 Modena stuck at £63,000. A 30k mile 02 reg Jaguar S-Type 4.2 Type R sold for £17,800. A 122k mile 99T W220 Mercedes S430 sold for just £11,200. A 92k mile 52 reg Lexus LS430 was cheap at £16,500. But low of the day had to be the £22,100 that bought a heavily loaded 39k mile 02 reg BMW 745iL.

Among the diesels, a very rare but leggy 72k mile 03 reg Audi A4 2.5 TDI 163 Multitronic cabrio sold for £19,950. A 20k mile 2004/54 reg VW Touareg Tiptronic with the bulletproof 2.5 TDI engine sold for £26,600. While a 65k mile 03 reg Range Rover 2.9 diesel sold for £25,800.

Others worth noting: a 26k mile 53 reg MB SL350 sold for £41,000 wile another, with 17k miles but 03 reg ran to £38,500 provisional. An independently imported 41k mile 2001X Porsche 996 Tiptronic saw £26,500 provisional. A 40k mile 03 reg Jaguar XJ 4.2SE bid to £23,500. And another, but with 60k miles, bid to £21,600.

Back down to earth, a quick round up of some of the cheaper part exchanges coming through in other halls.

88k mile 96P Ford Escort 1.4L 3-dr £500
107k mile 94M Renault Clio 1.9D Be Bop £400
38k mile 96N Rover 111 Kensington £450
78k mile 95N Citroen Xantia 1.9D LX £475
74k mile 96N Citroen AX 1.0 Elation £475
59k mile 95N Citron ZX 1.8 Furio £225
130k mile 93L Vauxhall Carlton 2.0i Club manual estate £230
97k mile 91J Ford Sierra 1.8LX year’s MOT £140
98k mile 97P Ford Mondeo 1.8LX £285

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Wednesday 14th
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Thursday 15th
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Friday 16th
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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

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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.

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Friday 23rd
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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
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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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