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Rare FBS Prototype Sells for Knockdown Money at Auction

Tue, 01 Aug 2006
BCA’s Classic auction at its new Bedford centre turned out to be a nice little sale with some real bargains driven and trailered away.

The FBS Census in the photo was one of only five ever built. Reminiscent of an early 1960s Osca, it had a 170hp Mondeo V6 under its incredibly short bonnet giving 0-60 in 5.8 and a top speed of 140. Back in 2002 I actually tested one. With just 7,300 miles under its wheels this 2003 car, original price £26,635, sold for £6,400 + 8.813% commission.

And there was plenty more to whet enthusiasts appetites. A very nice, sensibly updated 1965 Jaguar E-Type 4,2 sold for £13,300, a fire breathing 22k mile 02 reg TVR Tuscan S 390hp sold for £18,000 and a LHD 44,000 kilometre 1995 Ferrari F355, imported from Oman in 2004 (so no rust) sold for £25,000.

Full results list below. Updated results and results of previous BCA Classic auctions at www.classic-car-auction.co.uk plus details and entries to its next sale at Brooklands Museum on 5th October. All prices below + 8.813% commission (inc VAT):


1925 Morris Cowley 2 seat tourer £6,000 provisional
1933 Vauxhall Cadet 17hp £6,800 provisional
1938 Austin 7 Ruby £3,200 provisional
1939 Austin 10 Conway Cabriolet £4,700 sold
1955 Austin-Healey 100/4 £18,750 provisional
1955Armstrong-Siddeley Sapphire 3.4 £6,300 sold
1965 Sunbeam Alpine Series III £1,800 provisional
1965 Jaguar E-Type Fixed Head Coupé £13,300 sold
1968 Bentley 'T' Series Two-Door MPW £10,600 provisional
1968Jaguar 240 coffee cream 41k miles £4,500 provisional
1968 Jaguar 240 silver £2,800 provisional
1973 MG Midget MkIII £1,800 provisional
1974 Austin 1800 MkIII Replica WRC £3,300 not sold
1974 Volkswagen Beetle 1303, est £1,650 - £2,000
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 (No Reserve) £600 sold
1978 MG Midget 1500 (overdrive, concours) £5,500 sold
1979 Triumph Spitfire 1500 £2,150 sold
1979Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II £4,800 provisional
1981 Mercedes-Benz 280SL £3,300 sold
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL, est £5,850 - £6,500
1982 Triumph TR7 Grinnall V8 rdstr £2,200 not sold
1982Porsche 911SC coupe (61,500 miles) £5,500 sold
1986 Porsche 928 S2 auto £3,400 provisional
1989 Lancia Delta Integrale LHD £1,700 provisional
1991 Alfa Romeo Spyder £3,050 sold
1992 Mini Cooper 1.3i (reshelled) £2,900 provisional
1995Jaguar XJR 6 (62k miles) £4,600 sold
1995 Ferrari F355 (LHD 44k Kms) £25,000 sold
2002 TVR Tuscan S 390hp (22k miles) £18,000 sold
2003 FBS Census V6 (7,300 miles) £6,400 sold

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe in August

Wednesday 2nd August 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, Hitachi Capital, Renault Financial Services, Lex Vehicle Leasing, Jardine Motor Group p/x, Leaseplan, Black Horse, General Section, Franchised Dealer, Inchcape p/x, Sytner p/x, Snows p/x, Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 3rd August 10.00am start
Bank of Scotland, Lloyds. Lex, Dagenham, Royal Mail, Fleet Direct, IFS, Duncton.

Friday 4th August 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Velo Ltd., Leaseplan, Motability, Lex Vehicle Leasing, Citroen UK, Vauxhall Leasing, Hitachi Capital, Gowrings of Newbury p/x, Charters p/x, Private Direct, Inchcape p/x.

Monday 7th August 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.

Tuesday 8th August

Peugeot Closed Sale (not open to the public)

Wednesday 9th August 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, Arval, Alphabet GB, Leaseplan, Lex Vehicle Leasing, General Section, Jardine p/x, Sytner p/x, Black Horse, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x, Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 10th August 10.00 am start
Light Commercials from Vauxhall, Peugeot, Northgate, Leaseplan, Hitachi, Citroen, Fleet Direct, Dagenham.

Friday 11th August10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Velo Ltd., Leaseplan, Motability, Lex Vehicle Leasing, 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 14th August 10.00am start
Top Car, Porsche Retail p/x, Black Horse, Fleet & Finance, Franchised Dealer, Inchcape No Reserve p/x, Reg Vardy p/x, Lex Vehicle Leasing, General section, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon p/x.


Wednesday 16st August 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 17th August10.00am start
Light Commercials from XBG, Lloyds, Lex, Dagenham, Royal Mail, Fleet Direct, IFS.

Friday 18st August 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, Charters p/x, Private Direct, Inchcape p/x.

Monday 21st August 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, Ridgeway Group, Bank of Scotland, Porsche Retail p/x, Lex Vehicle Leasing, General Section, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Reg Vardy p/x, Franchised Dealer, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon Group p/x.

Wednesday 23rd August 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, Arval, Alphabet GB, Leaseplan, Lex Vehicle Leasing, Jardine p/x, Sytner p/x, Black Horse, General Section, Inchcape p/x, Snows p/x, Trident Honda p/x

Thursday 24th August 10.00am start
Light Commercials from London Hire, Northgate, Leaseplan, Citroen, Hitachi, Dagenham.

Friday 25th August 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Velo Ltd., Leaseplan, Motability, Lex Vehicle Leasing, Citroen UK, Bank of Scotland, Hitachi Capital, Gowrings of Newbury p/x, Charters p/x, Private Direct, Inchcape p/x.

Monday 26st August 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, Franchised dealer, General Section, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon p/x, Lex Vehicle Leasing.

Wednesday 30th August 10.00am start
Duncton plc, Leaseplan, Porsche Retail p/x, Lex Vehicle Leasing, General Section, Jardine p/x, Inchcape p/x, Trident Honda p/x, Snows Group p/x, Sytner p/x, Black Horse Finance.

Thursday 31st August 10.00am start
Light Commercial non runners, and LCVs from Lloyds, Lex Vehicle leasing, Dagenham, Royal Mail, Fleet 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

For BCA online auctions go to www.bca-online-auctions.co.uk. 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 www.woma.co.uk, 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: www.brightwells.com

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