Mercs shine at busy BCA sale
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• Two hundred of the 223 ex-contract hire and leasing vans and trucks entered by DaimlerChrysler Financial Services (DCFS ) found buyers at a special sale organised by British Car Auctions (BCA).
It was held at BCA's site at Belle Vue, Manchester; sale prices averaged 109% of price guide values.
Highlights included a r998 R-reg Actros 2540 LS tractive unit that sold for £27,750. Slciploaders proved popular too; an M-reg 814 7.5-tonner sold for £8,300 and an 1820 of the same vintage was knocked down for a healthy £13,200.
Vans generated a lot of the excitement. A 2000 W-registered Vito to8CDI with only rt,000 miles up sold for i9,950. A 1997 P-plated petrol Vito 113 with 33,000 miles on the clock went for £4,900, while a 1998 petrol Vito 113 on an R-plate was knocked down for £5,600—it had done 81,000 miles.
The ro6 registered buyers generated a turnover of almost f1.5m.
"British Car Auctions conducted a first-class pre-sale marketing campaign that generated a lot of buying power in the auction hall and this was reflected in the strong prices and performance against guide values," says DCFS remarketing manager Corrina Hickman. "The presentation was excellent."