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Some Better Buys at Auction Today

Fri, 16 Mar 2007
Don’t get me wrong. General price levels are still very high. So being able to buy anything at under trade book was good news.

The 04/54 BMW 120dSE in the photo had done 85k miles and sold for trade book £9,600. An 03 Mercedes E320 Elegance with 42k miles was way under trade book at £13,100. An 04/53 BMW 530dSE manual with leather was also under at £15,100.

An 05 Renault Modus 1.5DCI 80 Dynamique with 41k miles was a touch over at £5,900 but in a fresh, easily sold metallic blue. An 04 C-Max 1.8 Ghia with 28k miles was under at £6,350. An 86k mile 04 Corolla Verso T3 D-4D 7 seater was about right at £7,400. Then, when a smart 40k mile 2004/53 VW Sharan TDI 115 auto with an integrated rear childseat came up, the auctioneer started the bidding at £10,000, got one bid of £10,000 and sold it straight away.

Meanwhile there was hope for kids looking for insurable first cars. A 128k mile 1993K Corsa 12LS sold for £200 and a rust-free 50k mile 91J Renault 5 Campus 1.1 went for £60.

Here’s today’s list. ‘n/w’ means miles not warranted. ‘s’ means sold. ‘p’ means top provisional bid.

Audi A2 1.4i Sport, 03 reg, 64k miles £6,100s
Audi A2 1.4TDI SE, 04 reg, 90k miles £6,325s
Audi A4 TDI 130SE, 2003.53, 69k miles £9,000s
Audi TT 225 quattro roadster, Y reg, 49k miles £10,900s
Audi TT 225 quattro coupe, 2002/52, 82k miles £11,000s
Audi A6 2.0TDI SE. 05 reg, 42k miles £15,000s
BMW 120d SE, 2004/54, 85k miles £9,600s
BMW 328iSE auto, 1998S, 44k miles £4,200s
BMW 325iSE man, 2003/52, 78k miles £7,400s
BMW 528iSE auto, 1997P, 224k miles n/w £1,375
BMW E60 530dSE, lthr, man, 2004/53, 56k miles £15,100s
BMW E38 728i, 2000W, 116k miles £5,750s
Citroen C1 Airplay + 5-dr, 2007/56, 433 miles £5,200p
Ford C-Max 1.8 Ghia, 04 reg, 28k miles £6,350s
Ford Mondeo 2.0LX TDDI, 2001/51, 103k miles £2,050p
Ford Mondeo 2.0LX, 02 reg, 53k miles £3,025s
Honda Jazz 1.4 Sport bodykit, 2006.55, 9k miles £9,100s
Honda Civic 1.6 Exec auto, lthr, 04 reg, 86k miles £6,150s
Jaguar X-Type 2.0D SE, 04 reg, 101k miles £7,500s
Jaguar S-Type 3.0V6 SE auto, Y reg, 55k miles £7,350s
Jaguar XJ8 3.2, 2000W, 96k miles £2,700p
KIA Picanto 1.1LX, 2005/55, 3,152 miles £4,050s
LandRover Freelander TD4 5-dr, 04 reg, 63k miles £7,850s
Mercedes A160 Elegance auto, 1999V, 99k miles £2,150p
Mercedes CLK 240 Elegance, 03 reg, 119k miles £10,000s
Mercedes W211 E320 Elegance, 03 reg, 42k miles £13,100s
Mercedes CLS 320CDI, 06 reg, 15k miles £34,000p
Mercedes W126 500 SEL, 1988E, 218k miles £550s
Mercedes ML430 7-seater, 2000W, 82k miles £7,250p
MG ZT 190+, Y reg, 61k miles £3,700s
Peugeot 206 1.4LX 30dr, 2000X, 49k miles £2,550s
Renault 5 1.1 Campus 3-dr, 1991J, 50k n/w £60s
Renault Modus 1.5 DCI 80 Dynamic, 05 reg, 41k miles £5,900s
Renault Megane 1.5 DCI 100 5-dr, 04 reg, 32k miles £5,950s
Renault Scenic 2.0RXE, 1997R, 125k miles £1,000s
Toyota Corolla Verso D-4D T3 7-str, 04 reg, 86k miles £7,400s
Toyota LandCruiser VX 4.5V8, 1996N, 122k miles £2,750s
Vauxhall Corsa 1.2LS 3-dr, 1993K, 128k n/w £200s
Vauxhall Corsa 1.0 Club 3-dr, 04 reg, 22k miles £3,000s
Vauxhall Corsa 1.3CDTI Active 3-dr, 04 reg, 28k miles £5,050s
Vauxhall Tigra 1.6 Bermuda, 1998S, 52k miles £1,775p
Vauxhall Astra CDTI 150, satnav, 2005/55, 23k miles £10,900s
VW Golf TDI 130 Estate, 03 reg, 69k miles £6,500s
VW Golf TDI 105 Match, 2003/53, 43k miles £7,675s
VW Bora TDI 90 S, Y reg, 68k miles £3,550s
VW Sharan SE TDI 115 auto, 2004/53, 40k miles £10,000s
Volvo V40 1.9D 115 S estate, 2004/53, 95k miles £4,800s

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe in March

Monday 19th March
Fleet Direct, Lex, Lombard, Porsche p/x, Mercedes Benz p/x, Franchised Dealer p/x, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Evans Halshaw Group p/x, Hartwells p/x, Ridgeway VW p/x, Pendragon p/x.

Wednesday 21st March 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, Hitachi Finance, Renault Financial Services, Black Horse, Lex, General Section, Jardine p/x, Inchcape p/x, Leaseplan, Sytner p/x, Snows Group p/x, Trident Honda p/x, Hemmings Renault p/x, Help Hire ex-rental.

Thursday 22nd March 10.00am start
Light Commercials from Leaseplan, Vauxhall leasing, Lex, Peugeot, Northgate, Fleet Direct, Non Runners (at 9.30).

Friday 23rd March 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Leasedrive Velo, Motability, Lex, General Section, Citroen UK, Masterlease, Bank of Scotland, Hitachi Capital, Peugeot Motor Co, Charters p/x, Private Sure Sell, Inchcape p/x.

Monday 26th March 10.00am start
TOP CAR, Bank of Scotland, Leaseplan, Porsche Retail p/x, Black Horse, Mercedes Benz p/x, Fleet & Finance, Franchised Dealer, Inchcape Prestige Section (12.00 noon), Inchcape no reserve p/x (10.00am), Evans Halshaw p/x, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon p/x.

Wednesday 28th March 10.00am start
Volvo Car UK Ltd., Fleet & Finance, Leaseplan, Black Horse, Help Hire ex-rental, Lex, General Section, Jardine p/x, Sytner p/x, Inchcape p/x (90 + cars from 11.00am), Snows Group p/x, Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 29th March 10.00am start
Light Commercials from Dagenham Motors, Royal Mail, Lloyds TSB, Northgate, Lex, Citroen, Fleet Direct.

Friday 30th March 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Masterlease, Leasedrive Velo, Motability, Hitachi Capital, Lex, General Section, Charters p/x, Private Sure Sell, Inchcape p/x (100+ cars from 10.15).

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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