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Mega Mile Merc Makes Export Money at Auction

Fri, 14 Jul 2006
This 148k mile September 2001 S320L started low enough, at £7,000, but bid up to sell to an overseas buyer for all of £10,900, tending to confirm that demand is back in RHD Far Eastern export markets. On the other hand maybe I’m wrong. It was a very good-looking car. Maybe it will find its way back onto the UK market with an age-related 51 reg.

In the same section an 80k mile 2000W S500L bid to £11,050 provisional, and a 52k miles 2003/53 S320CDI standard length bid to £22,400.

Generally cars looked fairly dear today. Here’s what you’d have had to pay. Knocked down as ‘sold’ maked ‘s’. Provisional bids marked ‘p’. Unwarranted mileage ‘n/w’:

Alfa 147 2.0TS Lusso, 2003/53, 25k miles £6,600s
Alfa 156 1.6TS Veloce, 2002/52, 37k miles £3,700p
Audi A3 1.8T Sport, 02 reg, 52k miles £6,500s
Audi A3 1.8T quattro Sport, 02 reg, 28k miles £8,550p
Audi TT Coupe 225, 03 reg, 22k miles £14,700s
Audi A6 TDI V6 163 Multi, 03 reg, 58k/w £9,300s
Audi RS6 4.2 Avant, 2003/52, 111k miles n/w £23,200p
BMW 316TI 1.8ES Compact, 2003/53, 29k miles £7,500p
BMW 318i 2.0SE. 03 reg, 55k miles £7,500p
BMW 330i Sport, 2002/53, 41k miles £12,350s
BMW 330d Sport, 2002/51, 25k miles £12,550s
BMW 530i Sport Touring auto, 2001/51, 48k miles £10,000p
Citroen C3 1.4HDI Exclusive, 03 reg, 28k n/w £4,550s
Citroen Picasso 2.0HDI Exec, 02 reg, 93k miles £3,600s
Daewoo Matiz 1.0SE Plus. 03 reg, 19k miles £2,300s
Ford Street Ka 1.6, 05 reg, 11k miles n/w £7,300s
Ford Fusion 2 1.4, 04 reg, 6k miles £5,100s
Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec auto no a/c, 03 reg, 38k miles £4,400p
Ford Focus 1.8TDCI 100 LX, 03 reg, 108k miles £3,200p
Ford Maverick 2.0XLT, 03 reg, 60k miles £4,600p
Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2005/54, 19k miles £15,600s
LandRover Freelander TD4 SWB, 04 reg, 60k miles £7,000s
MB C180K Spt Coupe auto, 03 reg, 42k miles £12,450s
MB C270CDI Elegance Estate auto, 03 reg, 33k miles £13,000p
MB S320iL, Command, 2001/51, 148k n/w £10,900s
MB S320CDI, Command, 2003/53, 52k miles £22,400p
MB S500L, Command, 2000W, 80k miles n/w £11,0500p
MG ZR 1.4 105PS 5dr, 2003/52. 27k Miles £3,175p
Mazda 6 2.0TS auto, 2004/53, 93k miles £4,800p
Nissan X-Trail 2.2DCI SE, 04 reg, 60k miles £8,450p
Peugeot 307 2.0HDI 90 LX 5-dr, 02 reg, 105k miles £3,000s
Rover Streetwise 1.4 84PS 3-dr, 2003/53, 31k miles £3,675s
Rover 75 CDT Cnsr Tourer, 2003/53, 33k miles £6,650s
Toyota Corolla Verso D-4D 5str, 03 reg, 44k miles £6,600p
Toyota Corolla Verso 1.6 7str, 05 reg, 9k miles £8,300p
Toyota Celica 1.8VVTI, 04 reg, 21k n/w £8,500p
Vauxhall Zafira 1.6i Club, 03 reg, 25k miles £5,100s
Vauxhall Zafira 1.8i Club, 03 reg, 38k miles £4,500s
Vauxhall Zafira 2.0DTI Club, 03 reg, 116k miles £4,600s
VW Golf 1.6 Match 5-dr, 03 reg, 20k miles £6,600p
VW Passat 1.8T Tiptonic, 03 reg, 70k miles £4,450s
VW Passat 2.0i Sport Estate, 03 reg, 63k miles £5,800s

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe in July

Monday 17th July 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, Bank of Scotland, Porsche Retail p/x, Lex Vehicle Leasing, General Section, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Reg Vardy p/x, Franchised Dealer p/x, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon p/x, Ridgeway Group p/x.

Wednesday 19th July 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, Hitachi Finance, Renault Financial Services, Lex Vehicle Leasing, Citroen UK, Jardine p/x, Leaseplan, Sytner p/x, Black Horse, General Section, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 20th July10.00am start
Light Commercials from XBG, Lloyds, Lex, Royal Mail, Fleet Direct, IFS.

Friday 21st July 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Velo Ltd., Leaseplan, Motability, Lex Vehicle Leasing, General Section, Vauxhall Leasing, Hitachi Capital, Gowrings of Newbury p/x, Peugeot Charters p/x, Private Direct, Inchcape p/x.

Monday 24th July 10.00am start
Top Car, Accident Exc Group, Porsche Retail p/x, Black Horse top cars, Fleet & Finance, Franchised Dealer, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Reg Vardy p/x, Lex Vehicle Leasing, General Section, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon Group p/x.

Wednesday 26th July 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, Arval, Alphabet GB, Leaseplan, Lex Vehicle Leasing, Jardine p/x, Duncton Plc, Sytner p/x, Black Horse, General Section, Inchcape p/x, Snows p/x, Trident Honda p/x

Thursday 27th July 10.00am start
Light Commercials: Non-Runners, Peugeot, Northgate, Citroen, Hitachi, Fleet Direct, Dagenham.

Friday 28th July 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Velo Ltd., Leaseplan, Motability, Lex Vehicle Leasing, General Section, Citroen UK, Bank of Scotland, Hitachi Capital, Peugeot Motor Co., Gowrings of Newbury p/x, Peugeot Charters p/x, Private Direct, Inchcape p/x.

Monday 31st July 10,00am start
Fleet & Finance, Franchised dealer, Pendragon, Porsche Retail, Lex Vehicle Leasing, Inchcape No Reserve p/x, Reg Vardy p/x, Hartwells p/x.

Tuesday 1st August
Classic and Historic Vehicle Sale
Held at BCA Bedford from 13.00.
Information and sale catalogue when available at

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 BCA online auctions go to Two types of sale: Live Online and Open Tender. These are only available to BCA MyBCA Loyalty Card holders.

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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