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Chancer’s Week At Auction

Mon, 19 Dec 2005
There are still plenty of cheap cars around, some not so cheap, and will continue to be at Blackbushe on Wednesday and Friday. After that, the auction centre closes down until Monday 2nd January.

There’s quite a lot of nervousness among traders about what the new year will bring. Many ordinary people have had their incomes cut and no longer have confidence to take money out of their houses to spend on cars. Gordon Brown may be smiling, but car dealers certainly aren’t.

I walked into the halls to see a 22k mile 04 reg facelift Mondeo 1.8LX sell for just £5,475. I’ve never seen an 18 month old Sierra or Mondeo quite at low as that. A 140k mile 2000W BMW 318iSE sold for £3,450. Well up on the miles, but well down on the money. The 65k mile 2000X PT Cruiser top-spec Limited automatic in the photo sold for £4,200.

Here’s a list of some of today’s other sold cars, not all rock bottom cheap. This time I won’t bother listing provisionals.

BMW 318iSE 1.9 4-dr, 2000W, 140k £3,450
Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited auto, 2000X, 65k miles £4,200
Chrysler Voyager 3.3LE auto, 1998R, 100k (N/W) £3650
Citroen ZX TD Aura estate, 1995M, 95k miles £800
Citroen Picasso 2.0HDI, 2002/52. 27k miles £5,850
Daewoo Nubira 1.6SE 4-dr, 1998R 65k miles £525
FIAT Punto 1.2 Active 5-dr facelift, 2003/53, 16k miles £3,600
Ford Fiesta 1.25 Zetec 3-dr, 1999T, 101k miles £1,100
Ford Fiesta 1,4LX 3-dr, a/c, 2002/52, 23k miles £3,875
Ford Mondeo 1.8LX 5-dr, 1997R, 123k miles £395
Ford Mondeo 1.8 GLX TD 5-dr, 1998S, 70k miles £950
Ford Mondeo 2.0 Zetec 4-dr auto, Y reg, 50k miles £3,650
Ford Mondeo 2.0 Zetec 4-dr auto, 2001/51, 49k miles £4,000
Ford Mondeo 2.0 Zetec 4-dr auto, 2002/52, 36k miles £4,875
Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDDI Zetec, 02 reg, 97k miles £3,275
Ford Mondeo 1.8LX 5-dr facelift, 04 reg, 22k miles £5,475
Ford Maverick 3.0 V6 auto XLT, Y reg, 53k miles £5,500
Hyundai Coupe 3.0SE, 1999T, 89k miles £2,575
Jaguar XJR-6 Supercharged, 1995N, 81k miles £4,125
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2.7CRD, 2003/53, 27k miles, DVD £16,150
Mercedes C180 Sport auto, 1999V, 189k miles £2,300
Nissan Micra 1.0iL 16v 5-dr, 1995M, 71k miles £625
Peugeot 405 1.6GL 4-dr, 1991J, 120k (N/W) £80
Renault 19 1.9RND 5-dr, 1995M, 132k miles £220
Renault Grand Scenic 1.6 VVT, 05 reg, 5,352 miles £10,200
Rover 618i, 1997R, 48k miles (not warranted) £500
Rover 75 2.5 Connoisseur, 2003/53, 47k miles £5,650
Toyota Previa 2.4GL auto, 1994M, 129k miles £1,400
Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Merit 3-dr, 1997R, 55k miles (faded red) £850
Vauxhall Astra 1.4iLS 5-dr, 1992J, 112k miles (faded red) £120
Vauxhall Astra 1.4iLS 5-dr, 1994L, 105k miles £360
Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Club estate, 2002/52, 45k miles £3,750
Vauxhall Zafira 2.0DTI Club, 2002/52, 44k miles £5,450
Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Life, 04 reg, 17k miles £6,250
Vauxhall Vectra 1.8LS estate, 1997P, 145k miles £360
Vauxhall Vectra 1.8LS 5-dr, 03 reg, 74 miles £4,125

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe

Wednesday 21st
Fleet & Finance, Renault Financial Services, Hitachi Finance, Lex Vehicle Leasing, General, Leaseplan, Black Horse, Jardine Motor Group p/x, Snows Group p/x, Trident Honda p/x

Thursday 15th
Light Commercials start 10.00am
Northgate, Royal Mail, Lloyds, Lex, Dagenham Motors

Friday 16th
Fleet & Finance, Motability, Bank of Scotland, Hitachi Capital, General, Private Direct, Inchcape p/x

Monday 2nd January (Bank Holiday)
Fleet & Finance, Bank of Scotland, Pendragon p/x

Wednesday 4th January
Fleet & Finance, Hitachi, Renault Financial Services, Lex p/x, Jardine p/x, Leaseplan, Black Horse, General, Ridgeway Group p/x, Snows Group p/x, Trident Honda p/x

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 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:

For future police sales at West Oxfordshire Motor Auctions. Visit, click on ‘stocklist’, then click on search, or use the faxback on 0906 3080 953 at 60p per minute. Sales are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5.30pm.

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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