BCA Tewkesbury is back in business and on the first day of business for seven months the site offered 433 cars for sale.
British Car Auctions re-opened for business in Tewkesbury with the record sale, following the temporary closure last year as a result of severe flood damage. The centre, located in Northway Lane, Tewkesbury has been closed while repairs and refurbishment took place.
The first sale at the refurbished BCA Tewkesbury took place last Friday and a record 433 cars were offered for sale – the biggest sale ever staged at the centre. Cars were entered for sale by BT Fleet, Citroen, CarGiant, Motorhouse 2000, Motability Operations, Peugeot, Fiat Auto UK, Alphabet GB and Lookers.
BCA donated the first car to be sold – a 2002 VW Passat 130 TDi – in support of the Gloucestershire Flood Relief Fund. Following some competitive bidding, the car sold to Jeff Dillon representing Lookers PLC (Bristol Trade Centre) for £4,250.
Mr Dillon joined BCA’s UK operations director Simon Henstock as he presented a cheque to Les Buchanan, vice chairman of the local Chamber of Commerce who represented the fund on the day.
Mr Henstock, said: ‘While we are delighted to have our Tewkesbury centre back in business, we are acutely aware that many residents are not so lucky and have yet to return to their homes. We thought it was appropriate that the first car we sold was donated by BCA with all the proceeds going to the Gloucestershire Flood Relief Fund.’