Corsas Cheap as Chips At Auction Today | Motoring News | Honest John


They may only be six and a half new. But a defleeting of ex-courtesy year old Corsa 1.0 Clubs, all with met paint and PAS and 9k to 15k miles, didn’t look dear to me at £4,300 to £4,400. With their low as it goes Group 1 insurance, they make a lot of sense for 17 year olds.

Another good bagging had to be a 102k mile 92K Toyota Camry 2.2 7-seater estate for £900. An easy £600 profit in that one for someone with a superbanger pitch. Other people-moving possibilities included a rather scruffy 55k mile 98R Honda Shuttle 2.3LS for £6,050 and a 53k mile 99V Mitsubishi Space Wagon 2.4GDI GLX auto for £6,875. They made a 48,000 mile 2000X Zafira 2.0DI Club look dear at £8,050.

First showing of an 02 reg Focus 1.8 TDCI 115 LX with 7k miles reached £10,050 provisional, which doesn’t compare too well with the price of a new one from a discount broker on this site. £7,900 provisional also looked like a lot for an 02 Focus 1.6LX with a/c, alloys and 11k miles. Have to be careful with Focus prices now because 2 – 3 year olds are really making more money than they should to look like value. Today’s examples included £5,250 for a 54k mile 99V 2.0 Ghia with alloys; £5,500 for a 55,000 mile 2000W 1.6 Zetec with a/c and a few scratches; and £6,200 still provisional for a 32k mile 2000X 2.0 Ghia with alloys but in white.

£16,400 was about right for a 47k mile 2000X BMW 320D SE. £14,800 bought a 56,000 mile 99V 323CI coupe. A 41,000 mile 98R Alfa 2.0 TS GTV made a hefty £8,100. Bidding for a distinctly dodgy 91k unwarranted 93L Nissan 300ZX twin turbo targa auto ran out of steam at £3,950. But surprise of the day had to be a 33k 2000V Honda HRV two wheel drive base model with a cracked windscreen that started at £5,500 then went on to sell for all of £7,000.

Monday at Blackbushe has Citroen UK, Bank of Scotland and Lex Leasing fleet sales, plus part-exchanges from Inchcape, New Way Nissan, Fox Garage, Reg Vardy, Hartwells and Pendragon.

For information of upcoming BCA auctions, visit Full list of auction centres throughout the country at (go back to the home-page and click on auction directory).


Once again, Brightwells will be holding its fortnightly sale of 4x4s at Leominster Market, A49 Leominster by-pass on Tuesday 22nd October from 11.00am. Sale details at