A SPECIAL sale at BCA Bedford has netted a £3m-plus turnover and saw 400 end-of-lease and prestige cars sold.
Lex Autolease and BCA combined for the sale which attracted more than 300 buyers to the Bedford auction centre.
A further 533 logging on to bid via BCA’s Live Online internet bidding service. More than 90 per cent of the cars sold and achieved 99 per cent of CAP Clean.
Star of the show was a 2006 Fisker Tramonto – the only right hand drive model in existence and one of just 15 built. The Tramonto was based on the Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG and was created by the Californian based company founded by former Aston Martin head designer Henrik Fisker. It sold for £50k, calculated as 172 per cent of CAP.
Another notable seller was a 2008 Hummer 2 6.2 Lux at 17,000 miles, which sold for £28,850, equivalent to 112 per cent of CAP, and a 2011 Audi Q5 2.0 QS with 6,000 miles on the clock. It sold for £32,300, 107 per cent CAP
Robert Sturley southern area auction manager for Lex Autolease said: ‘This was a very strong result and shows there is plenty of confidence in the used car market early in the year. BCA once again delivered plenty of buying power, both in the auction hall and online, and bidding was very competitive throughout the sale.’
Alan Gupwell BCA corporate account manager for Lex Autolease said: ‘The high end prestige market has a strong following with buyers and themed events such as this create a great deal of interest. However it is notable that there was demand across a wide range of cars in this sale, underlining the strong start to trading in 2012 and the uniformly excellent quality of vehicles offered by Lex Autolease.’