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Some Cheap, Some Dear At Auction Today

Fri, 24 Nov 2006
This 61k mile 2003/53 Corsa 1.3CDTI Life looked cheap to me at £3,000, even though it was really only £225 under book and needed Dentmaster to sort out the drivers door. A 66k mile 2003/53 Nissan Primera S with satnav was genuinely cheap at £3,250 despite the screw holes from the taxi plate on the back bumper. And MINIs are now under £6,000. A 96k mile 2001/51 Cooper with leather and full length sunroof started at £4,000 to finally sell for £5,550.

With the Congestion Tax spreading to Kensington and Chelsea in February, three exempt dual-fuel Vauxhalls caught my eye. A 62k mile 03 reg Astra 1.616v LS dualfuel estate sold for £3,000, a 56k mile 2002/52 Zafira 1.8 Elegance dualfuel sold for £5,500, and an 86k mile 03 Vectra 1.8 SXI dualfuel went for £4,050.

But diesels looked expensive. A private bidding battle took a 55k mile 03 reg Mondeo 2.0TDCI 115 Zetec estate to £6,350. A 40k mile 2003/53 Citroen C5 2.0HDI 110 VTR sold for £5,000. And an 87k mile 04 KIA Sedona 2.9CRDI LE made a whopping £6,250.

There were the usual unusuals today too. A 74k mile 1995M Lotus Elan S2 sold for £4,350; an 89k mile LHD 2000W Smart Pulse sold for £1,700. A 73k mile 1998R Nissan QX 2.0 V6 auto sold for £850. And an unwarranted mile K reg Toyota HiLux Surf 2.4 diesel ran out of bids at £650.

Here’s the list. ‘n/w’ means unwarranted mileage. ‘s’ means sold. ‘p’ means top provisional bid. ‘n/s’ means not sold. Emphasis is on part-exchanges rather then fleet cars.

BMW 745iL, satnav + TV, 2003/52, 47k miles £19,400p
Citroen C3 1.4 Desire, 2004/54, 39k miles £4,100s
Citroen Berlingo Multispace 2.0HDI, 2003/53, 30k miles £5,200s
Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.8SX, 2003/53, 27k miles £4,800s
Citroen Xsara Picasso 2.0HDI Desire, 2005/55, 38k miles £5,950s
Citroen Xsara Picasso 2.0 Exec auto, 06 reg, 14k miles £7,900p
Citroen C5 2.0HDI 110 VTR, satnav, 2003/53, 40k miles £5,000s
Ford Ka 1.3 70 Style, 2005/55, 10k miles £3,750s
Ford Ka 1.3 70 Style, 2005/55, 5k miles £3,750s
Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style 3-dr, a/c, 8k miles £5,000p
Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 115 Zetec est, 03 reg, 55k miles £6,350s
Jeep Cherokee 2.5CRD, 2001/51, 83k miles n/w £5,400s
KIA Sedona 2.9CRDI LE, 04 reg, 87k miles £6,250s
Lotus Elan S2, 1995M, 74k miles £4,350s
MINI Cooper, dual sunroof, 2001/51, 96k miles £5,550s
MINI Cooper, 2004/54, 60k miles £8,200s
Nissan Primera 1.8S, satnav, 2003/53, 66k miles n/w, £3,250s
Nissan QX 2.0 V6 auto, 1998R, 73k miles £850s
Nissan Terrano II 2.7 5-dr, 1997P, 142k miles n/w £1,275s
Peugeot 407 2.0HDI 136 SE Lux, 2004/54, 64k miles £8,700s
Renault Laguna 1.8 Dynamique aut, 2004/54, 67k miles £3,200s
Rover 25 1.8VVC GTI 3-dr, 2000X, 79k miles n/w £1,475s
Rover 25 1.6Si 5-dr, 2005/54, 19k miles n/w £4,150s
Rover 45 2.0TD Impression 5-dr, 2001/51, 77k miles £2,150s
SEAT Alhambra 2.0S 7-seat, 03 reg, 120k miles £4,250s
Skoda Fabia 1.9SDI Classic estate, 2002/52, 53k miles £2,775s
Smart Pure LHD, 2000W, 89k miles n/w £1,700s
Toyota Yaris 1.3CDX 5-dr, 03 reg, 18k miles £5,100s
Toyota MR2 1.8 VVTI roadster, 02 reg, 23k miles n/w £6,050s
Toyota HiLux Surf 2.4 diesel, K reg, miles not warranted £650p
Vauxhall Corsa 1.3CDTI Life 5-dr, 2003/53, 61k miles £3,000s
Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v LS dualfuel est, 03 reg, 62k miles £3,100s
Vauxhall Zafira 1.8 Elegance dualfuel, 2002/52, 56k miles £5,500s
Vauxhall Vectra 1.8SXI dualfuel, 03 reg, 86k miles £4,050s
Vauxhall Signum 2.2 design, 2003/53, 122k miles £3,925s
Volvo S40 2.4S, 2004/54, 60k miles £7,700p
VW Polo 1.2E 55 3-dr, 2005/55, 8k miles £5,575
VW Polo 1.2E 55 3-dr, 2005/55, 10k miles £5,000
VW Beetle 1.6, 2003/53, 17k miles £7,150s

Remaining Auctions at BCA Blackbushe in November

Monday 27th November 10.00am start
Top Car (includes an MG SVX Coupe), Porsche Retail p/x, Black Horse, Fleet & Finance, Franchised Dealer p/x, Inchcape No Reserve p/x, Reg Vardy Group p/x, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon p/x, Lex.

Tuesday 28th November 11.00am start
Huge Special Motability Auction of 350 Cars. Many Nearly New Fords

Wednesday 29th November 10.00am start
General Section, Fleet & Finance, Leaseplan, Black Horse, Lex, Jardine p/x, Inchcape p/x, Sytner p/x, Snows Group p/x Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 30th November10.00am start
Light Commercials non-runners, Light Commercials from Peugeot, Northgate, Lloyds, Lex, Royal Mail, Fleet Direct.
Light Commercial Non Runners and LCVs from Leaseplan, Hitachi, Citroen, Fleet Direct, Northgate, Dagenham.

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.

To sell your car privately at a BCA centre link to

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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