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Confused Bidding At Auction Today

Fri, 19 Jan 2007
Nothing strange about the £8,400 this 2,800 mile 06 Fiesta Ghia 1.6 auto with leather sold. A decent little car for the money, for a lot less than an 06 Jazz CVT-7.

Another Fiesta, a 2005/55 reg 06 facelift Fiesta 1.2 Style Cimate with 7k miles was conspicuously good value at £5,100. Which made me wonder why a 2005/55 reg 05 pre-facelift version of the same car with 10k miles apparently sold for £5,250. But maybe they got mixed up and the computer did not know the difference.

2005/55 FIAT Panda 1.1 Actives with 7,000 and 8,000 miles were good value at £3,750 apiece. A 7k mile 06 reg KIA Carens 2.0CRDT LX was a bargain £7,000. And a 27k mile 2003/53 Focus 1.6 Zetec auto (without a/c) was sensible money at £4,500. But a 3k mile 2006/56 Xsara Picasso 1.6HDI Exclusive looked a little on the high side to me at £9,400 with new 1.6HDI Desires going via brokers for £10,000.

Here’s the list. As usual, ‘s’ means ‘sold’, ‘p’ means ‘provisional’, ‘n/w’ means miles not warranted.

Audi A4 Avant 1.9TD 130SE, 02 reg, 116k miles £6,350s
BMW 530dSE auto, lthr, 2003/53, 98k miles £14,400s
Citroen Picasso 1.6HDI Exclusive, 2006/56, 2,615 miles, £9,400s
FIAT Panda 1.1 Active 2005/55, 6,720 miles £3,750s
FIAT Panda 1.1 Active 2005/55, 6,760 miles £3,750s
Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style Clim (05MY), 2005/55, 9,546 miles £5,250
Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style Clim (06MY), 2005/55, 9,546 miles £5,100
Ford Fiesta Ghia 1.6 auto, lthr, 06 reg, 2,788 miles £8,400s
Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec, Y reg, 43k miles £3,400s
Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec auto (no a/c), 2003/53, 27k miles £4,500s
Ford Mondeo 2.5 ST200 estate, 2000V, 99k miles n/w £2,700s
Ford Galaxy 2.3 Zetec auto, 03 reg, 30k miles £6,850s
Honda Accord 2.2i CRDI Exec Tourer, 04 reg, 110k miles £7,350s
Hyundai Getz 1.3 GSI auto, 2003/53, 18k miles £3,700s
KIA Carens 2.0CRDT LX, 06 reg, 6,600 miles £7,000s
MGTF VVC 160, 2002/52, 19k miles n/w £5,500s
MINI Cooper, 02 reg, 66k miles £5,900s
Nissan Primera 2.2DI 138 S, 2003/53, 85k miles £3,700s
Rover 25 1.4 Impression S 5-dr, 03 reg, 28k miles £3,250s
SAAB 9-3 SE Turbo convertible, Y reg, 75k miles n/w £6,000s
Toyota Avensis 2.0 D-4D T4, 2003/53, 63k miles £6,500s
Smart ForTwo Pulse, 2004/54, 15k miles £4,400s
Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 SXI 2003/53, 63k miles £3,650s
Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Life 3-dr, 2003/53, 13k miles £4,000
VW Golf 1.4TSI 170 Sport, 2005/56, 6,313 miles £14,000s
Volvo S80 2/4 140SE, lthr, 03 reg, 100k miles £4,100s

January 2007 Auctions Coming Up

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe in January

Monday 22nd January 10.00am start
TOP CAR, Porsche Retail p/x, Black Horse, Fleet & Finance, Franchised Dealer, Reg Vardy p/x, Ridgeway VW p/x, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon p/x, Lex. Special Sale of 60 Inchcape no reserve p/xs,

Wednesday 24th January 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, Leaseplan, Black Horse, Lex, General Section, Jardine p/x, Inchcape p/x, Sytner p/x, Snows Group p/x, Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 25th January 10.00 am start
Light Commercials from Peugeot, Vauxhall Leasing, Citroen, Northgate, Fleet Direct, Lex, + Non Runners.

Friday 26nd January 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Motability, Lex, Citroen UK, Bank of Scotland, Velo Ltd., Hitachi Capital, Peugeot Motor Co., General Section, Charters p/x, Private Direct, Inchcape p/x.

Monday 29th January 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, Franchised Dealer p/x, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Reg Vardy Group p/x, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon p/x, Lex.

Wednesday 31st January 10.00am start
General, Fleet & Finance, Leaseplan, Black Horse, Lex, Jardine p/x, Inchcape p/x, Snows Motor Group p/x, Sytner 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 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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