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Auction Prices Very Slightly Down Today

Fri, 08 Dec 2006
BCA reports that in November 2006, auction prices for the three-year-old, 60,000-mile 'fleet' cars averaged £6,524 - down just £57 on October’s figure, but up £162 against the same month last year. In 2005, the fall between October and November was a £150.

In terms of price, every month in 2006 to date has outperformed the
prices achieved in the same month in 2005. Fleet and lease vendors have averaged an extra £369 per car sold this year. The most obvious reason given is a comparative shortage of cars to match a similar level of demand.

That said, prices today seemed down about 3% compared to last Friday, reflecting the cost to dealers of stocking cars over Christmas. As ever, though, private buyers were there in force ensuring that prices did not dip too low.

Here’s the list. ‘n/w’ means unwarranted mileage. ‘s’ means sold. ‘p’ means top provisional bid. ‘n/s’ means not sold. IMP means independent import.

Alfa 156 1.8TS Lusso, 2002/52, 113k miles £2,000s
Audi A4 1.8T Cabrio, 04 reg, 80k miles £12,500s
Audi A6 TDI PD 130 Avant, 02 reg, 67k miles £7,300s
BMW 330DSE Touring, 2005/53, 68k miles £11,100s
BMW E60 525iSEman, cloth, 2005/55, 23k miles £16,700s
BMW E60 530iSE auto, lthr, 2003/53, 78k miles £14,350s
Chevrolet Kalos 1.2SE 5-dr, 2005/55, 12k miles £4,050s
Chevrolet Kalos 1.4SX 3-dr, 2005/55, 2k miles £4,650s
Chrysler Voyager 2.4SE man, 2002/52, 107k miles £4,100s
FIAT Stilo 1.9JTD Multiwagon, 2003/53, 74k miles £3,350
Ford Fiesta 1.25 Style 3-dr a/c, 2005/55, 7k miles £4,975s
Ford Fiesta 1.25 Style 3-dr a/c, 2005/55, 11k miles £5,000s
Ford Fiesta 1.25 Style 5-dr, 2005/55, 8k miles £5,000s
Ford Mondeo 1.8LX, 04 reg, 44k miles £4,400s
Ford Mondeo 2.0LX, 05 reg, 41k miles £5,900s
Ford Galaxy 2.3i Zetec 7-seat, 03 reg, 85k miles £4,900s
LandRover Discovery 2.5 TD5 G, 2003/53, 52k miles £10,000s
Mazda Premacy 1.8Gsi, 2000W, 97k miles n/w £1,625
Mercedes C180K A/G estate auto, 04 reg, 65k miles £12,050s
MINI Cooper, 2003/53, 33k miles £8,100s
RenaultSport Clio 182, 05 reg, 22k miles £8,250s
SAAB 9-3 1.9D 150 Vector auto, 2005/54, 29k miles £11,750s
Skoda Octavia TDI 110 Elegance, 03 reg, 79k miles £4,650s
Toyota Yaris 1.0 VVTi T2 3-dr, 05 reg, 10k miles £4,375s
Toyota Yaris 1.0 VVTi T2 3-dr, 05 reg, 10k miles £4,550s
Toyota Avensis 2.0D-4D T3-S, o5 reg, 36k miles £8,950s
Toyota Celica 1.8VVTi, 2003/53, 125k miles £5,200s
Vauxhall Corsa 1.0 Life Easytronic, 2004/54, 21k miles £3,300s
Vauxhall Corsa 1.3CDTI Design, 2004/54, 110k miles £2,150s
Vauxhall Corsa 1.3CDTI Design, 2005/54, 89k miles £2,100s
VW Golf 1.9TDI PD 130, 2001/51, 89k miles £5,350s
VW Passat TDI PD 100, 2002/52, 102k miles £3,750s
VW Passat 1.9 TDI PD 105 estate, 2005/55, 13k miles £13,550s
VW Sharan TDI PD 115, 2003/53, 104k miles £6,775s
Volvo V70 2.4 140 SE auto, 2002/52, 96k miles £5,250s

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe in December

Monday 11th December 10.00am start
TOP CAR, Porsche Retail p/x, Black Horse, Fleet & Finance, Franchised Dealer, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Reg Vardy p/x, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon p/x, Lex.

Wednesday 13th December 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, Leaseplan, Duncton Plc, LEX FACTOR SALE, Black Horse, General Section, Jardine p/x, Sytner p/x, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x, Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 14th December 10.00am start
Light Commercials from Leaseplan, Vauxhall, Peugeot, Northgate, Fleet Direct, Citroen, Hitachi.

Friday 15th December 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Leaseplan, Motability, Lex, General Section, Citroen UK, Velo Ltd., Vauxhall Leasing, Hitachi Capital, Charters p/x, Private Direct, Inchcape p/x.

Monday 18h December 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, Ridgeway VW p/x, Bank of Scotland, Porsche Retail p/x, Lex, Franchised Dealer p/x, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Reg Vardy Group p/x, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon p/x.

Wednesday 20th December 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, Hitachi Finance, Renault Financial Services, Lex, Citroen UK, General Section, Jardine p/x, Leaseplan, Sytner p/x, Black Horse, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x, Peugeot Motor Co., Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 21st December 10.00 am start
Light Commercials from Lex, Lloyds, XBG, Northgate, Fleet Direct, Royal Mail, Peugeot.

Friday 22nd December10.00am start
General Section, Charters p/x, Private Direct, Inchcape Retail, Velo Ltd., Bank of Scotland, Lex, Fleet & Finance

Closed 23rd – 31st December

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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